Detroit Red Wings

 
Niklas Kronwall
current status: Knee injury, injured reserve
Birth Date:January 12, 1981 (35 years old)
Place of Birth:Stockholm, SWE
Shoots:L
Experience:11 years
Drafted:Drafted by Detroit in 2000 (1/29).
Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 45 3 14 17 -10 14 0 0 2 22:45 43 0.38
On Pace 76 5 24 29 -17 24 0 0 3 22:45 73 0.38
Scouting Report
Assets: Has great timing in lining opponents up for huge hits--he's not big, but is tough and can intimidate in open ice. Skates very well and is usually in sound defensive position. Has offensive ability, as well. A good puckhandler and passer, he is an asset on the power play.
Flaws: Can struggle when having to deal with big power forwards in front of the net. His lack of size (and big-hitting tendencies) can lead to injury. Is still somewhat inconsistent in terms of offensive production. His overall game is starting to decline somewhat.
Career Potential: Excellent, veteran big-minute defenseman.
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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