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Niklas Kronwall | Defenseman

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/12/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
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Detroit blueliner Niklas Kronwall scored a goal for the Red Wings in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Bruins.
Kronwall won't be happy about the fact he and his teammates have fallen behind the Bruins 3-1 in the series, but it will be a day he never forgets as he became a father prior to scoring a goal in the losing effort. Pavel Datsyuk scored the other Detroit goal in the loss. Apr 24 - 11:31 PM

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Niklas Kronwall is expecting the arrival of a new baby any day now.

He's projected to play Thursday night in Game 4 against Boston. We'll let you if Kronwall will miss any time as a result of his wife's pregnancy. He has no points and a minus-1 rating in three games against Boston during these playoffs.
Apr 24 - 11:57 AM

Niklas Kronwall will be a healthy scratch on Sunday.

Detroit is resting a few of its players ahead of the playoffs. Kronwall will finish the season with eight goals and 49 points in 79 games this season.
Apr 13 - 11:56 AM

With an assist in the Red Wings' 5-3 loss to Montreal Saturday night, Niklas Kronwall now has 40 for the season.

That's good for seventh in the NHL amongst rearguards. Kronwall is also the ninth best offensive defenseman this season. He seems to have really settled in as the Wings' leader on the blueline and has filled at least part of the void created with the retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom a few seasons ago.
Apr 6 - 9:10 AM

It appears that Niklas Kronwall escaped a potentially serious injury in Saturday's win over Minnesota.

He slid awkwardly into the end boards early in the first period, but he was able to return later in the frame. "Just got a little dinged," Kronwall said. "I got up and was a little woozy and you have to go through testing. But I got cleared and I was ready to go." It's likely he'll be put through some additional tests before he gets the green light to play in Sunday's rematch versus the Wild.
Mar 23 - 7:29 AM

Niklas Kronwall netted his seventh goal of the season in a 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado Thursday night.

Kronwall has now amassed 40 points in 60 games this year, putting him on pace for an exceptional season. Tomas Jurco was the only other goal scorer for Detroit in the loss.
Mar 6 - 11:39 PM

Niklas Kronwall contributed three assists in Detroit's blowout win against Ottawa Thursday night.

The Wings leader on the back end has 39 points in 58 games this season. If he continues at his current pace then he could challenge to crack the 50-point barrier for the second time in his career.
Feb 28 - 10:35 AM

Niklas Kronwall and Sweden secured first place in the preliminary round as they were the only team to record three victories in regulation, claiming all nine possible points.

Sweden now gets the easiest path to the gold medal game on paper, but in reality it's a very tough road. The 2006 gold medalists will face the winner of Austria - Slovenia in the quarterfinals, and very likely Finland or Russia in the semis. Canada and Team USA also won each of their three preliminary games, but since Finland took Canada to overtime and Russia took the U.S. to a shootout, the two North American squads only tallied eight points.
Feb 16 - 3:26 PM

Niklas Kronwall is Sweden's new team captain.

That role previously belonged to Henrik Zetterberg, but he's out for the rest of the tournament with a back injury. Kronwall is 33 years old and has been the Red Wings' top blueliner since Nicklas Lidstrom retired.
Feb 14 - 7:36 AM

Niklas Kronwall was a -2 in Detroit’s shutout loss to Philadelphia Tuesday night.

Kronwall has six goals and 25 assists through 51 games this season.
Jan 28 - 9:38 PM

Niklas Kronwall contributed a pair of assists in Monday's 6-4 loss to Nashville.

He also had a minus-2 rating while logging a team-high 23:46 of ice time. Kronwall has produced six helpers in his last five games. He has 28 points and a plus-7 rating in 39 games this campaign.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 09:30:00 AM

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall had a difficult Sunday in a 3-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

He notched a -3 rating on Sunday, showing that he was on the ice for all three of Tampa Bay's goals. Even so, he's had a strong season, with 22 points, a +9 rating and 26 PIM in 33 games played.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:20:00 PM

Niklas Kronwall scored the lone goal for the Red Wings as they fell to the Penguins 4-1 on Saturday night.

The defenseman scored at 6:09 of the first period, as the Wings really could not find enough ways to beat Jeff Zatkoff. Kronwall has had a great year with four goals, 22 points and a plus-12 rating. Justin Abdelkader and Daniel Alfredsson had the assists.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 09:59:00 PM

The NHL has tabbed Niklas Kronwall as the second star of the week.

He earned three consecutive two-point outings for the Red Wings to earn the honor. Kronwall added a goal and five assists over that span to give him 21 points in 26 games.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 01:29:00 PM

Niklas Kronwall contributed two assists in Detroit's win against Ottawa on Sunday.

The Red Wings defender has eared three straight multi-point outings during his present six-game point streak. Kronwall has two goals and seven helpers over that span. He is tied with Winnipeg's Dustin Byfuglien for fourth place among defensemen in scoring with 21 points in 26 matches.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:29:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Daniel Cleary
4Drew Miller
5Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Johan Franzen
2Gustav Nyquist
3Justin Abdelkader
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
6Mitchell Callahan
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Dan DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
8Joe Hicketts
9Ryan Sproul
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson