Detroit Red Wings

Niklas Kronwall
current status: On roster
Birth Date:January 12, 1981 (34 years old)
Place of Birth:Stockholm, SWE
Experience:11 years
Drafted:Drafted by Detroit in 2000 (1/29).
Scouting Report
Assets: Has great timing and hits anybody that moves--he's not big, but is tough and can intimidate in open ice. Skates well and is usually in sound defensive position. Has offensive ability, as well. A good puckhandler and passer, he participates in power play situations.
Flaws: Can struggle when having to deal with big power forwards in front of the net. His lack of size can lead to injury. Is still somewhat inconsistent at both ends of the ice. Could do more to become a defenseman that's more heavily leaned on in all game situaitons.
Career Potential: Big-hitting, big-minute defenseman with great mobility.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup 2007-08 (Detroit)
AHL Eddie Shore Trophy 2004-05
AHL First All-Star Team 2004-05
Olympic Olympic Gold Medal 2006 (Sweden)
Olympic Olympic Silver Medal 2014 (Sweden)

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