Krug adding important element to B's

Krug adding important element to B's
November 27, 2013, 11:15 am
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One of the pleasant surprises early on this season for the Bruins has been rookie defenseman Torey Krug, who started to make a name for himself last year in the postseason.

Krug isn't the biggest guy out on the ice, but he's definitely playing like it.

He's got seven goals and eight assists through 24 games, and has a +/- of six. He's the definition of an offensive defenseman.

"He's very mobile," head coach Claude Julien said. "His mobility on the ice is really good. He's not a real big player so he can slide around pretty good. He's a good skater. He's got a good shot."

His seven goals are tied for the most in the NHL by a defenseman with Erik Karlsson, Shea Webber, and Michael Stone.

"He's got a knack of scoring when he's in those areas, and he knows how to put it away," Milan Lucic said. "But also a big part of that is knowing how to position yourself to create those scoring chances."

And Krug has been vital to the team's improved power play this season.

"He brings that element that we've been kind of looking for on our team," Adam McQuaid said. "A guy that can really control the power play and again find areas offensively to make things happen."