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Niklas Kronwall

36-Year-Old Defenseman – Detroit Red Wings

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

There aren’t many NHLers who play with such vigor that they’ve inspired an adverbial catchphrase. However, in Detroit, it’s common for fans to bang on the glass while shouting, “[Insert victim here] has just been Kronwalled.” It’s not so much about the volume – his 1.45 hits...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Groin    EST. RETURN:  1/22/2017
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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Kronwall (groin) won't play Friday against Buffalo, but coach Jeff Blashill is hopeful the veteran blueliner will be ready to return Sunday against the Rangers.

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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 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
2016-17 35 NHL DET 25 0 3 3 2 10 25 0.0 0 0 18:51 0 1 1 2:39 35 42
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Niklas Kronwall – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

18:51

Average Time On Ice

On average, Niklas Kronwall was on the ice for 18:51.

2:39

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Niklas Kronwall was on the ice for 2:39 during power plays.

1:23

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Niklas Kronwall was on the ice for 1:23 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 23:50 3:30 3:07
2015-16 22:01 3:11 2:26
2016-17 18:51 2:39 1:23

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Niklas Kronwall
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Jan 20 @BUF Did Not Play
Jan 18 BOS Did Not Play
Jan 16 MON Did Not Play
Jan 14 PIT Did Not Play
Jan 12 @DAL Did Not Play
Jan 10 @CHI Did Not Play
Jan 7 @SAN Did Not Play
Jan 5 @LOS Did Not Play
Jan 4 @ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 12:13 0:35
Jan 1 @TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 4 23:20 2:52
Dec 29 @OTT 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 18:23 3:51
Dec 27 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:35 1:17
Dec 23 @FLA 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 17:46 3:11
Dec 20 @TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 17:44 5:16
Dec 17 ANA 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 16:03 2:26
Dec 15 LOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 16:57 4:08
Dec 13 ARI 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 22:00 3:43
Dec 11 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 20:18 4:35
Dec 9 CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 22:46 2:56
Dec 6 @WPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 18:39 1:36
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Dec 4 @NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 15:55 0:00
Dec 3 @PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 19:30 1:48
Dec 1 FLA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 4 16:45 2:14
Nov 29 DAL 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 2 18:41 2:09
Nov 26 MON Did Not Play
Nov 25 @NJD 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 20:52 3:27
Nov 23 @BUF 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 19:59 1:38
Nov 20 CGY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:37 2:08
Nov 18 @WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 17:38 1:40
Nov 15 TAM Did Not Play
Nov 12 @MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 15:36 3:22
Nov 10 VAN 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 1 21:16 3:04
Nov 8 @PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 20:21 2:55
Nov 6 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 20:17 2:14
Nov 4 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 18:14 2:59
Nov 2 @PHI Did Not Play
Oct 30 FLA Did Not Play
Oct 29 BOS Did Not Play
Oct 27 @STL Did Not Play
Oct 25 CAR Did Not Play
Oct 22 SAN Did Not Play
Oct 21 NAS Did Not Play
Oct 19 @NYR Did Not Play
Oct 17 OTT Did Not Play
Oct 15 @FLA Did Not Play
Oct 13 @TAM Did Not Play

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

Kronwall (groin) is likely to play either Friday in Buffalo or Sunday at home against the Rangers, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.

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Kronwall's latest injury concerns his groin, and GM Ken Holland isn't sure whether the defenseman will be ready this weekend, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Kronwall (lower body) was able to practice Sunday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Kronwall (lower body) will miss at least two more weeks, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Kronwall (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve.

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Kronwall (lower body) will miss the next four games of the Wings' road trip before he'll be scheduled for further evaluation, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Kronwall is set for further evaluation after sustaining a lower-body injury in Wednesday's game against the Ducks, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Kronwall (undisclosed) has been ruled out of the remainder of Wednesday's matchup with Anaheim.

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Kronwall will be held out of Saturday's game against the Canadiens due to scheduled maintenance.

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Kronwall will get a game off Tuesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Kronwall (knee) will return to the lineup Friday night against the visiting Jets, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Kronwall (knee) is drawing closer to making his season debut, MLive.com reports. "We're having conversations about when he might return to playing," GM Ken Holland said. "If all goes well, hopefully in the next week or so."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

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 his ability to deliver vicious hits makes him one of the top two-way players on the blue line. The Red Wings' trust in Kronwall as their top defenseman is reflected in his average ice time of 23:50, along with the duties he sees as the quarterback of their top power-play unit. The addition of Mike Green should only help Kronwall in upholding his production, as it gives him another top-notch offensive defenseman to work with on the other point of the man-advantage attack. Expect yet another steady season in 2015-16 from the Swedish rearguard.

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.