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Niklas Kronwall
NUMBER: 55 BIRTHDATE: January 12, 1981  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Stockholm, Sweden
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: DET / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (29th overall)
CAREER: In the 2nd 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 SEL champion with Djurgarden.
 
2013-14: Led DET in TOI (24:18) and tied for 2nd with 49 points...Played a team season-high 30:20 on 3/14 vs. EDM...Named NHL's 2nd Star of the Week on 12/2 after posting 3 straight 2-point games (1-5-6)...Matched a career best with a 6-game point streak (2-7-9) from 11/21-12/1...Posted 3-point games twice: 10/12 vs. PHI (1-2-3) and 2/27 at OTT (0-3-3)...Multi-point games: 11...Man Games Lost: 3.
 
OTHER: Currently in his 9th 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 knee injury in pre-season game vs. Colorado, September 27, 2005..
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They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans. Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.

— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets