South Carolina agreed to terms with Krieg, who is entering his third professional season, on September 14, 2017. He played in the ECHL for both the Norfolk Admirals and Wheeling Nailers during 2016-17. The 27-year-old suited up for 41 games with Norfolk and earned 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) before seeing 16 games of action with Wheeling and posting four points (one goal, three assists).A Phoenix, Ariz. native, Krieg started his pro career with the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) during the 2015-16 year as a teammate of Stingrays assistant coach Steve Bergin. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound blueliner put up 26 points (three goals, 23 assists) in 56 regular season games before helping to lead the Ice Flyers to the league’s President’s Cup championship. Krieg was also named to the SPHL’s All-Rookie Team.Before turning pro, Krieg played collegiately at the Division III level for the University of St. Thomas from 2011-15 and was part of the North American Hockey League’s (NAHL) Alexandria Blizzard for two seasons from 2009-11.