Atlantic Division RANK: 6
Record: 12-11-2 NHL rank: 21

Niklas Kronwall

#55 • D
  • Status: On roster
  • Height: 6'0
  • Weight: 194 lbs.
  • Shoots: L
  • Experience: 12 years
  • Birthdate: Jan 12, 1981
  • Birthplace: Stockholm, SWE
  • Drafted: Drafted by Detroit in 2000 (1/29).
2016-17 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 13 0 2 2 -3 8 0 0 0 18:50 12 0.15
On Pace 69 0 11 11 -16 42 0 0 0 18:50 64 0.16
Scouting Report
Assets:
Has great timing in lining opponents up for huge hits; he is 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 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 plenty of injures. Is a bit inconsistent in terms of his offensive production. His overall game is starting to decline, somewhat.
Career Potential:
Quality, veteran defenseman in decline, when healthy.
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)