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Capitals Claim Staffan Kronwall off waivers from Toronto

by Staff Writer / 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.

Staffan Kronwall
Position: Defenseman
Birthday: Sept. 10, 1982 (Jarfalla, Sweden)
Height: 6’4’’    Weight: 210    Shoots: Left
Acquired: Claimed off waivers, Feb. 6, 2009

CAREER STATISTICS
                Regular Season                                          Playoffs
Year    Team    League    GP    G    A    Pts    PIM    +/-    PP    SH    GW    S    GP    G    A    Pts    PIM
2002-03    Djurgarden    SWE    48    4    6    10    65    -    -    -    -    -    12    1    1    2    8   
2003-04    Djurgarden    SWE    44    1    5    6    54    -    -    -    -    -    4    0    1    1    2
2004-05    Brynas    SWE    3    0    1    1    4    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -   
    Djurgarden    SWE-JR    5    2    4    6    0    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -
    Djurgarden    SWE    35    1    4    5    43    -    -    -    -    -    12    2    0    2    10
2005-06    Toronto    NHL    34    0    1    1    14    -3    0    0    0    18    -    -    -    -    -
    Toronto    AHL    16    1    10    11    12    -    -    -    -    -    4    0    2    2    2
2006-07    Toronto    AHL    47    3    14    17    32    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -   
2007-08    Toronto    NHL    18    0    0    0    7    -2    0    0    0    9    -    -    -    -    -
    Toronto    AHL    26    3    7    10    14    -    -    -    -    -    19    1    1    2    11
2008-09    Toronto    AHL    42    7    18    25    46    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -
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