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Niklas Kronwall

33-Year-Old Defenseman – Detroit Redwings

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

While nobody can fill Nicklas Lidstrom's shoes, Kronwall has done a nice job taking up Lidstrom's scoring, collecting 49 points in 79 games last season. The heavy hitter is a stellar all-around defender, and is regularly one of the better fantasy defensemen in the NHL. He co...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 194   DOB: 1/12/1981   BORN: Stockholm, Sweden   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #29 Overall in 2000   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a seven-year deal with the Red Wings in October of 2011.

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Kronwall dished out two assists in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Lightning.

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Niklas Kronwall NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 24 27 1 8 9 11 28 28 3.6 0 0 1 0 1
2006-07 25 68 1 21 22 0 54 104 1.0 0 0 1 0 1
2007-08 26 65 7 28 35 25 44 108 6.5 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 27 80 6 45 51 2 50 121 5.0 1 0 22:39 4 18 22 2:54 95 106
2009-10 28 48 7 15 22 5 32 68 10.3 0 0 21:55 3 5 8 2:28 86 62
2010-11 29 NHL DET 77 11 26 37 5 36 131 8.4 3 0 22:52 5 8 13 2:57 113 129
2011-12 30 NHL DET 82 15 21 36 -2 38 141 10.6 4 0 22:52 7 7 14 2:56 133 177
2012-13 31 NHL DET 48 5 24 29 -5 44 67 7.5 2 0 24:22 2 14 16 4:43 42 83
2013-14 32 NHL DET 79 8 41 49 0 44 110 7.3 0 0 24:19 5 20 25 3:37 93 154
2014-15 33 NHL DET 19 3 9 12 -1 14 26 11.5 0 0 24:26 0 6 6 3:45 23 27
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Time On Ice Stats

24:26

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Niklas Kronwall was on the ice for 24:26.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Niklas Kronwall was on the ice for 3:45 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 24:22 4:43
2013-14 24:19 3:37
2014-15 24:26 3:45

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Niklas Kronwall 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Nov 20 at WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 25:34 4:53
Nov 18 at CLS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 23:07 3:47
Nov 16 MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 2 26:19 5:10
Nov 14 CHI 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 22:02 1:41
Nov 9 TB 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0.0 1 0 24:28 3:33
Nov 7 NJ 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1 0 1 100.0 1 1 22:12 2:01
Nov 5 at NYR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 27:25 4:21
Nov 4 at OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 26:07 4:19
Nov 2 at BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 23:59 5:54
Oct 31 LA 0 2 2 -2 0 0 2 0 3 0.0 0 1 24:36 3:50
Oct 29 at WAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 26:52 3:34
Oct 25 at PHI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 25:01 3:28
Oct 23 PIT 2 1 3 3 2 0 0 0 3 66.7 3 1 26:01 3:06
Oct 21 at MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 23:18 2:47
Oct 18 TOR 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 24:08 4:23
Oct 17 at TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 21:59 5:45
Oct 15 BOS 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 5 26:04 3:42
Oct 11 ANH 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 23:02 2:08
Oct 9 BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 21:53 2:48

Niklas Kronwall: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kronwall scored his third goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's win over New Jersey.

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Kronwall dished out a pair of helpers in Friday's win over the Kings.

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Kronwall blew up for two goals, an assist, two PIM and a plus-3 rating in Thursday's comeback win over the Penguins.

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Kronwall finished the preseason with no goals and one assist in four games played.

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Kronwall collected his first two points of this year's playoffs in Thursday's overtime loss to Boston, notching a power-play goal and an assist.

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Kronwall will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's regular-season finale, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.

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Kronwall scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's loss to Montreal. He now has four points, including three assists, in his last four games.

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Kronwall tallied his seventh goal of the season Thursday in a 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado.

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Kronwall handed out a trio of assists during Thursday's 6-1 rout in Ottawa.

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Kronwall handed out a pair of assists Thursday in a 3-1 win against Florida.

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Kronwall compiled two assists in Sunday's loss to the Capitals.

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Kronwall grabbed a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-1 win over Montreal, giving him three points in the last four games.

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2014-15

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2013-14

The bruising defenseman put on an offensive show in 2012-13, tying for fourth in scoring by defensemen. After Nicklas Lidstrom left, the onus was on Kronwall to carry the defense and he carry it he most certainly did. With a full season ahead of him, Kronwall could reach his career high of 51 points back in 2008-09, especially as he will be quarterbacking the power play.

2012-13

Kronwall will enter the 2012-13 season as the Wings' top blueliner following the retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom this summer. It's unclear who will skate in Kronwall's pairing, but he should have a larger role on the power play and see the heaviest share of minutes that he's been given in his entire career. Kronwall potted a career-high 15 goals while piling up 36 points over 82 games for the Wings last season, and might be in position to reach the 50-point threshold for the second time as an NHL player with the perfect storm of opportunity and health.

2011-12

Kronwall fired a career-high 131 shots on goal last season and lit the lamp 11 times in the process. He's never finished an NHL season with a negative plus/minus, and considering that he piles up hits and blocked shots, Kronwall has added value in formats that reward those categories as well. With the retirement of Brian Rafalski, Kronwall could see an uptick in power-play time, which would also bring more chances to shoot. While 13 of Kronwall's 37 points last season came with the man advantage, an increase there should lead to better overall production.

2010-11

Injuries once again derailed Kronwall last season, as a sprained MCL suffered in mid-November kept him out longer than expected and ultimately limited him to 48 games. If his 2008-09 is any indication, Kronwall has the tools to be a 50-point blueliner and a bruising physical presence in the back, but the concern here will continue to be durability until he proves capable of withstanding the full 82-game grind. The Wings will use him as a top-four defenseman, so he'll get plenty of ice time at even strength and on the power play. Kronwall had arthroscopic surgery to repair a lateral tear in the meniscus of his left knee at the end of August, so keep an eye on his health during training camp leading up to your draft. If his knee isn't limiting him, he's worth considering as a discounted option with a high ceiling.

2009-10

For the second straight season, Kronwall made a significant leap in offensive production, this time hitting 51 points (6 G, 45 A) in 80 games. Staying healthy was a big part of his success, but time with the man advantage resulted in 22 of those points. Part of the second blue-line pairing with Brad Stuart, Kronwall is a capable big-hitter and shot-blocker. Repeating his 2008-09 numbers may be too much to ask, but he looks like a safe bet for another 40-plus as long as he's not derailed by injuries. Kronwall is expected to man the blue line opposite Jason Williams on the team's second power-play unit this season.

2008-09

Kronwall is coming off of a career-best campaign, where he improved his offensive production for the third straight season while maintaining a plus-25 mark defensively. At the offensive end, he’s likely stuck in the 35-40 point range so long as Nicklas Lidstrom and Brian Rafalski don the winged-wheel sweater and chew up the bulk of the ice time on the power play, but Kronwall will continue to be a strong fantasy blueliner given his contributions in the “defensive” categories. Kronwall’s highlight-reel hits and physical style of play can take a toll on his own health at times, as he’s missed 33 contests over the past two seasons due to various ailments.

2007-08

Is this the year Kronwall makes the leap and becomes a legitimate option in fantasy pools? We'd certainly like him more on a shallower team, that's for sure. In short, he's probably a year or two away from being anything special. Someday he'll be scoring 40 points or more every year; for now, we can't expect more than 25.

2006-07

It’s unfair to burden him with the "next Lidstrom" tag, but nonetheless Kronwall's game does have a lot of similarities; he's handy with the puck and sees the ice very well. A major point spike might have to wait because Lidstrom and Mathieu Schneider see so much power-play time, but Kronwall looks like a safe bet for 25 points, with 30-40 possible if things fall right. Kronwall's MVP at the World Championships gives him a boost of confidence entering the new season.

2005-06

The 24-year-old blueliner took a nice step up in class last year, winning the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL's best defenseman. Kronwall has been called a Vladimir Konstantinov clone with better offensive skills, high praise indeed, but it remains to be seen how much the Red Wings need him to contribute on offense right away. Kronwall had 53 points in the AHL last season.