Capitals Claim Staffan Kronwall off waivers from Toronto
/ Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va., – The Washington Capitals have claimed defenseman Staffan Kronwall off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Kronwall, 26, has played in 42 games for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, where he has seven goals and 18 assists for 25 points. He led the Marlies in scoring for a defenseman and is tied for tenth in the league in scoring for a defenseman. Kronwall played in 18 games for the Maple Leafs last year and has played in 52 career NHL games for the Maple Leafs, recording one assist and 21 penalty minutes.
The 6’4”, 210-pound Jarfalla, Sweden, native was selected by Toronto in the ninth round, 285th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Kronwall, who represented Sweden at the 2001 World Junior Championship, will wear No. 44 in Washington.