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Niklas Kronwall

35-Year-Old Defenseman – Detroit Red Wings

2015-16 NHL Stats

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30

2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Kronwall eclipsed the 35-point mark for the sixth time in his career last season, finishing with nine goals and 35 assists across 80 games. At this point, the 34-year-old has firmly established himself as one of the more annually reliable fantasy defensemen out there, and hi...

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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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Niklas Kronwall Contract Information:

Signed a seven-year, $33.25 million contract with the Red Wings in October 2011.

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Niklas Kronwall NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
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 80 9 35 44 -4 40 101 8.9 1 0 23:50 3 20 23 3:30 91 106
2015-16 34 NHL DET 64 3 23 26 -21 30 61 4.9 2 0 22:01 0 14 14 3:11 93 81
2015-16 Proj 34 NHL DET 77 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Niklas Kronwall

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Niklas Kronwall – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

22:01

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Niklas Kronwall was on the ice for 22:01.

3:11

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Niklas Kronwall was on the ice for 3:11 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 24:19 3:37
2014-15 23:50 3:30
2015-16 22:01 3:11

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Niklas Kronwall
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 24 TAM Did Not Play
Apr 21 @TAM 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:20 2:24
Apr 19 TAM 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 21:58 4:08
Apr 17 TAM 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 22:49 5:35
Apr 15 @TAM 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 2 22:58 6:08
Apr 13 @TAM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 20:23 3:08
Apr 9 @NYR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 21:36 2:24
Apr 7 @BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:59 3:09
Apr 6 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 20:50 3:47
Apr 2 @TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 3 20:32 1:47
Apr 1 MIN 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 1 21:07 1:47
Mar 29 @MON 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 1 22:18 2:42
Mar 28 BUF 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 2 20:15 4:03
Mar 26 PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 18:46 0:50
Mar 24 MON 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 18:37 3:53
Mar 22 @TAM 0 1 1 -3 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 16:47 0:35
Mar 19 @FLA 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 22:29 1:46
Mar 17 @CLM Did Not Play
Mar 15 @PHI Did Not Play
Mar 13 TOR Did Not Play
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Mar 12 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 10:24 0:31
Mar 10 WPG 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:37 3:00
Mar 8 @CLM 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 22:49 4:42
Mar 6 @CHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 22:45 2:41
Mar 2 CHI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:24 2:41
Feb 29 @DAL 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 21:13 2:33
Feb 27 @COL 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 22:49 5:09
Feb 23 CLM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 24:25 0:59
Feb 21 @NYR Did Not Play
Feb 20 @OTT Did Not Play
Feb 18 @PIT Did Not Play
Feb 15 @NYI Did Not Play
Feb 14 BOS Did Not Play
Feb 12 COL Did Not Play
Feb 10 OTT Did Not Play
Feb 8 FLA Did Not Play
Feb 6 NYI Did Not Play
Feb 4 @FLA Did Not Play
Feb 3 @TAM Did Not Play
Jan 25 @NYI Did Not Play
Jan 23 ANA Did Not Play
Jan 22 @BUF Did Not Play
Jan 20 STL Did Not Play
Jan 17 PHI 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 21:38 4:06
Jan 14 @ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 23:17 2:39
Jan 11 @LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 18:43 1:17
Jan 10 @ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 23:45 4:02
Jan 7 @SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 22:19 2:22
Jan 4 @NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 21:35 0:55
Jan 2 @BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 20:42 2:08
Dec 31 PIT 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 24:19 3:27
Dec 29 @WPG 0 1 1 -2 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 0 18:06 5:31
Dec 28 @MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 24:07 2:24
Dec 26 @NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 24:17 2:15
Dec 22 NJD 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 1 24:27 2:29
Dec 20 CGY 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 24:54 3:11
Dec 18 VAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 5 24:06 2:54
Dec 14 BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 19:20 1:40
Dec 11 @NJD 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:49 2:40
Dec 10 MON 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 1 20:53 3:48
Dec 8 @WAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 24:29 1:38
Dec 5 NAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 24:21 4:16
Dec 3 ARI 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 3 0 18:46 4:37
Dec 1 BUF 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 4 2 22:54 0:46
Nov 29 FLA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 22:15 4:52
Nov 27 EDM 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 4 23:25 2:14
Nov 25 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 26:48 3:09
Nov 21 @STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 23:40 1:59
Nov 20 LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 24:06 3:40
Nov 18 WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 22:17 2:30
Nov 16 @OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 23:44 1:59
Nov 14 @BOS 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 1 23:29 3:25
Nov 13 SAN 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 22:04 2:04
Nov 10 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 22:16 0:28
Nov 8 DAL 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 2 25:07 4:12
Nov 6 @TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 8 4 25:27 3:36
Nov 3 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 20:38 2:59
Oct 31 @OTT 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 2 2 20:01 3:10
Oct 30 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 25:48 6:20
Oct 27 CAR 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 22:51 2:07
Oct 24 @VAN 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 27:04 6:55
Oct 23 @CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 24:35 2:44
Oct 21 @EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 24:34 7:05
Oct 17 @MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 23:00 2:56
Oct 16 CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:40 1:53
Oct 13 TAM 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 23:15 1:20
Oct 10 @CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 22:24 0:47
Oct 9 TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 18:39 2:07

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

Kronwall (knee) will suit up against Florida on Saturday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Kronwall (knee) is hopeful to play Saturday against the Panthers, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Kronwall's injury has been diagnosed as a sprained knee and will keep him out for 1-to-3 weeks, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Kronwall sustained a lower-body injury in Saturday's matinee against the Rangers and will not return. Per Ansar Khan of MLive.com, he needed to be assisted off the ice in the second period after teammate Andreas Athanasiou fell on his leg.

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Kronwall went plus-2, notching an assist and two PIM in Thursday's 3-2 victory over Winnipeg.

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Kronwall dished out two helpers in 22:49 of ice time in Saturday's Stadium Series win over the Avalanche.

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Kronwall returned from a 15-game absence and skated 24:25 in Tuesday's 2-1 shootout win over Columbus.

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Kronwall (knee) was activated from injured reserve ahead of Tuesday's home game against the Blue Jackets.

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Kronwall (knee) skated in practice Wednesday, but not with the top three defensive pairings, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.

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Kronwall (knee) did not feel well after skating Friday and is out at least two more games, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.

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Kronwall (knee) participated in morning skate Friday but remains out indefinitely, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Kronwall (knee) is looking to start skating at practice Monday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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2015-16

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2014-15

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 could use a more prolific power-play partner, but he still should end up with about 50 points for the upcoming season. Fantasy GMs should look to select him in the top-ten defenders taken; any later is a steal.

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.