If you haven’t heard of Boston Bruins’ rookie Torey Krug, then keep reading. In a recent The Knight’s Lance blog, Panini America noted that cards of the undrafted defenceman are selling “roughly 50 percent higher than that of fellow rookies Chris Kreider, Sven Baertschi, Jaden Schwartz, Jakob Silfverburg and Jake Allen.”
Krug is currently in the Stanley Cup final, trying to help the Bruins win their second title in three years. Three weeks ago, he was voted “top rookie at the halfway point of this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs” by nhl.com writers. Before the final round, he had six points and 13 blocked shots in nine playoff games.
“The power of being on the Bruins combined with Krug having a strong playoff run is a huge reason behind his place at the top,” said Karvin Cheung, Panini America’s NHL Product Development Director.
Two years ago, Krug was the (college division) CCHA Player of the Year and a finalist for the NCAA Hobey Baker Award. Born in Livonia, Michigan, the 22-year old defender played three seasons at Michigan State University before turning pro with the Boston Bruins.
He spent the bulk of the 2012-13 season with the American League’s Providence Bruins, but has become a regular with the Boston Bruins in the NHL playoffs.