Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Niklas Kronwall
Niklas Kronwall was born January 12, 1981 in Stockholm, Sweden. The 1st choice, 29th overall selection of the Detroit Red Wings in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Kronwall honed his skills in the Swedish Elite League before making his North American debut during the 2003-04 season.

A stay-at-home Defenceman, Kronwall split his rookie season with the Red Wings and their AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids. In 2005-06, Kronwall earned a spot in the Red Wing line-up, however he would miss the majority of the season recovering from knee surgery. The following season Kronwall 67 games and established new career high records in points scored (22) and assists (21). He bettered those records in 2007-08 and appeared in 21 games of the post-season in which he tied for the lead in points by a defenseman in the playoffs with 13. Kronwall and the Red Wings won the Stanley Cup that year, making the Stockholm, Sweden native a member of the Triple Gold Club (Olympic Gold, Stanley Cup, World Championship).

On the international stage, Kronwall is a two-time member of Sweden's World Junior team (2000 and 2001) and a two-time member of its World Championship team (2003 and 2005). In 2006, Kronwall earned his first Gold Medal in the Winter Olympics.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Jr. Swe-Jr. 1 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Jr. Swe-Jr. 27 4 3 7 71 2 0 0 0 2
1997-98 Sweden EJC-A 6 1 2 3 6
1998-99 Huddinge IK Sweden-2 14 0 1 1 10
1998-99 Sweden WJ18-A 7 0 4 4 8
1998-99 Huddinge IK Jr. Swe-Jr. 2 0 0 0 6
1999-00 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 37 1 4 5 16 8 0 0 0 8
1999-00 Sweden WJC-A 7 5 1 6 10 +7
2000-01 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 31 1 9 10 32 15 0 1 1 8
2000-01 Sweden WJC-A 5 0 1 1 2 0
2001-02 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 48 5 7 12 34 5 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 50 5 13 18 46 12 3 2 5 18
2002-03 Sweden WC-A 5 0 0 0 4 +7
2003-04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 20 1 4 5 16 +5
2003-04 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 25 2 11 13 20 +6
2004-05 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 76 13 40 53 53 +6
2004-05 Sweden WC-A 9 3 3 6 10 +7
2005-06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 27 1 8 9 28 +11 6 0 3 3 2
2005-06 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2005-06 Sweden Olympics 2 1 1 2 8 +2
2005-06 Sweden WC-A 8 2 8 10 10 +3
2006-07 Detroit Red Wings NHL 68 1 21 22 54 0
2007-08 Detroit Red Wings NHL 65 7 28 35 44 +25 22 0 15 15 18
2008-09 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 6 45 51 50 +2 23 2 7 9 33
2009-10 Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 7 15 22 32 +5 12 0 5 5 12
2009-10 Sweden Olympics 4 0 0 0 2 0
2010-11 Detroit Red Wings NHL 77 11 26 37 36 +5 11 2 4 6 4
2011-12 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 15 21 36 38 -2 5 0 2 2 4
2011-12 Sweden WC-A 8 1 0 1 4 +1
2012-13 Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 5 24 29 44 -5 14 0 2 2 4
NHL Totals 515 54 192 246 342 93 4 38 42 77


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..