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Niklas Kronwall
NUMBER: 55 BIRTHDATE: January 12, 1981  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Stockholm, Sweden
WEIGHT: 194 DRAFTED: DET / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (29th overall)
GAME HIGHS: Goals: 2 / Assists: 4 / Points: 4 ... HAT TRICKS: 0 / MULTI-PT GAMES: 65 CAREER: In the 4th season of a 7-year contract...Triple Gold Club member with Stanley Cup (2008), Olympic Gold (2006) and World Championship Gold (2006)...2005 AHL First All-Star Team and Eddie Shore Award as league s top D...3-time Swedish Olympian, earning a silver as captain in 2014...2000 and 2001 SHL champion with Djurgarden. 2014-15: Led Detroit defensemen in points and placed 20th in the NHL in that category...Notched 3rd career 2-goal game on 10/23 vs. PIT...Passed Gary Bergman to become DET's 4th highest-scoring D...Reached 300th NHL point on 10/23 vs. PIT...Played 600th NHL game on 10/21 at MTL. OTHER: Currently in his 10th season as DRW Kids Club President...Hosts a family with an autistic child at every home game in Kronner s Corner ... His brother, Staffan, appeared in 66 NHL games with TOR, WSH and CGY from 2005-10 and currently plays in the KHL.
Brother of Staffan AHL First All-Star Team (2005) Eddie Shore Award (AHL Outstanding Defenseman) (2005) Missed majority of 2005-06 due to pre-season knee injury vs. Colorado, September 27, 2005..
Quote of the Day

It seems like I'm kind of making it a little difficult on myself here the last two games.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after tying the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with an assist on Duncan Keith's goal with 26.6 seconds left against the Anaheim Ducks Friday
World Cup of Hockey 2016