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Marcus Kruger

24-Year-Old Center – Chicago Blackhawks

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2014 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Kruger failed to lockdown the job of second-line pivot last season and he finished with eight goals and 20 assists. He was a beast in the faceoff circle, though, where he increased his winning percentage from 46.3 percent to 56.7 percent. He will toil in the Hawks' bottom si...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 181   DOB: 5/27/1990   BORN: Stockholm, Sweden   DRAFTED: 5th Rd, #149 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed two-year contract with the Blackhawks in July of 2013.

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Marcus Kruger 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
2010-11 20 NHL CHI 7 0 0 0 -4 4 7 0.0 0 0 11:58 0 0 0 0:11 4 2
2011-12 21 NHL CHI 71 9 17 26 11 22 89 10.1 1 0 15:24 0 3 3 1:39 26 36
2012-13 22 NHL CHI 47 4 9 13 3 24 50 8.0 2 0 14:10 0 2 2 0:26 12 29
2013-14 23 NHL CHI 81 8 20 28 6 36 96 8.3 2 0 13:52 0 0 0 0:08 22 70

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Time On Ice Stats

13:52

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Marcus Kruger was on the ice for 13:52.

0:08

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Marcus Kruger was on the ice for 0:08 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 15:24 1:39
2012-13 14:10 0:26
2013-14 13:52 0:08

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Marcus Kruger 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Jun 1 LA 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 19:09 0:00
May 30 at LA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 15:51 0:00
May 28 LA 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:27 0:25
May 26 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 10:49 0:00
May 24 at LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:09 0:00
May 21 LA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 13:00 0:09
May 18 LA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 14:13 0:00
May 15 MIN Did Not Play
May 13 at MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:59 0:00
May 11 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:16 0:00
May 9 at MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 16:45 0:00
May 6 at MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:20 0:00
May 4 MIN 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:13 0:07
May 2 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:13 0:00
Apr 27 STL 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 5 16:57 0:00
Apr 25 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:30 0:39
Apr 23 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:52 0:00
Apr 21 STL 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 11:49 0:00
Apr 19 at STL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 15:05 0:04
Apr 17 at STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 18:49 0:00
Apr 12 at NSH Did Not Play
Apr 11 at WAS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 11:06 0:29
Apr 9 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 12:15 0:44
Apr 6 STL 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 14:09 2:18
Apr 4 at CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:56 0:00
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Apr 3 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:00 0:34
Mar 30 at PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 14:57 0:00
Mar 28 at OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 13:28 0:00
Mar 27 at BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 11:47 0:00
Mar 25 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:42 0:00
Mar 23 NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 10:53 0:00
Mar 21 CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:10 0:27
Mar 19 STL 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 13:21 0:08
Mar 18 at PHI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:48 0:06
Mar 16 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:59 0:09
Mar 14 NSH 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 9:48 0:00
Mar 12 at COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:27 0:03
Mar 9 at BUF 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:34 0:02
Mar 6 CLS 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:13 0:27
Mar 4 COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 13:37 0:00
Mar 1 PIT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 17:35 0:00
Feb 27 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 10:48 0:12
Feb 7 at PHO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 12:54 0:08
Feb 5 at ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 16:10 0:04
Feb 3 at LA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 15:20 0:00
Feb 1 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 15:25 0:00
Jan 29 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:29 0:00
Jan 28 at CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:19 0:00
Jan 26 WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 12:01 0:19
Jan 23 at MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:37 0:00
Jan 22 at DET 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 15:22 0:11
Jan 19 BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 15:28 0:00
Jan 17 ANH 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:16 0:10
Jan 14 COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:10 0:02
Jan 12 EDM 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 11:39 0:01
Jan 11 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 17:45 0:00
Jan 8 NYR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 14:21 0:00
Jan 5 SJ 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:08 0:00
Jan 3 at NJ 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:57 0:10
Jan 2 at NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 13:57 0:00
Dec 30 LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 15:12 0:00
Dec 28 at STL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:53 0:00
Dec 27 COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 13:03 0:00
Dec 23 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:06 0:00
Dec 20 VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 12:17 0:00
Dec 17 at NSH 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:39 0:00
Dec 15 LA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 12:33 0:12
Dec 14 at TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:39 0:00
Dec 11 PHI 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:51 0:44
Dec 10 at DAL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:50 0:00
Dec 8 FLA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 14:26 0:00
Dec 6 ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 12:24 0:00
Dec 5 at MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 12:54 0:00
Dec 3 DAL 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 14:17 0:00
Nov 30 at PHO 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 14:53 0:00
Nov 29 at DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 14:46 0:00
Nov 27 at CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:11 0:00
Nov 25 at EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:55 0:00
Nov 23 at VAN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 13:30 0:00
Nov 21 at WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 11:36 0:00
Nov 19 at COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:20 0:00
Nov 17 SJ 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:29 0:00
Nov 16 at NSH 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 12:51 0:00
Nov 14 PHO 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 12:58 0:00
Nov 10 EDM 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 12:45 0:00
Nov 9 at DAL 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 16:36 0:00
Nov 6 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 10:44 0:00
Nov 3 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 12:52 0:00
Nov 2 at WPG 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:58 0:02
Oct 29 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 12:33 0:00
Oct 28 at MIN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 10:27 0:00
Oct 26 MIN 1 0 1 -2 2 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 12:20 0:26
Oct 24 at TB 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 13:26 0:08
Oct 22 at FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 18:07 0:05
Oct 19 TOR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 14:32 0:00
Oct 17 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 11:44 0:00
Oct 15 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 15:20 0:00
Oct 12 BUF 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 14:13 0:04
Oct 11 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:38 0:16
Oct 9 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:36 0:00
Oct 5 TB 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 13:58 0:14
Oct 1 WAS 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 14:37 0:17

Marcus Kruger: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kruger registered his seventh goal of the season in a 4-0 win over the Blues on Wednesday.

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Kruger picked up a pair of assists Thursday -- his first multi-point game since way back on Nov. 2.

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Kruger, who will suit up for Sweden in the Winter Olympics, has provided one point in the Blackhawks' last six games.

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Kruger will get a shot at centering the second line, ESPN Chicago reports.

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Kruger scored the game-winning goal against Vancouver on Saturday. The tally came just nine seconds after the Blackhawks had tied the game in the third period.

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Kruger contributed two assists in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Jets.

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Kruger will be on the third line left wing for Friday night's game against Islanders after being moved from the fourth-line center spot, Chicago Tribune reports.

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Kruger agreed to a two-year deal on Friday with the Blackhawks, ESPN Chicago.com reports.

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Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman said Friday that he expects to re-sign Kruger in the next couple days, ESPNChicago.com reports.

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Kruger is in negotiations for a new contract with the Blackhawks, Chicago ESPN reports.

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Kruger will start on the second line on Saturday with Dave Bolland still out of the lineup because of an upper-body injury, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

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Kruger notched a goal and an assist in Friday's win over San Jose, giving him two goals in the last three games.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013-14

Kruger, who was mainly the Hawks' fourth-line center last season, "could" move up to the second line for this season. However, he could also remain on the fourth line. Nothing is guaranteed besides the opportunity and it's a stretch to think the Hawks will slide him between Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp. Kruger has really carved out a niche on the penalty kill and he'll likely reprise that role in 2013-14. Unfortunately, that limits his potential output and his fantasy value, too.

2012-13

Kruger's first full season was pretty impressive -- nine goals and 17 assists in 71 games -- for a 21-year-old rookie center from overseas with just seven previous NHL games under his belt. This elite playmaker has a high hockey IQ and great two-way skills, and he should take another step in his progress this year.

2011-12

The 21-year-old Kruger had a cup of coffee with the Blackhawks, having skated in seven games during the 2010-11 regular season after coming over from the Swedish Elite League. He led the Djurgardens team in scoring, but did not record a point in the U.S. for his first tour of the NHL. He arrived in the states after Dave Bolland went down with an injury, and could see time as a center on one of the lower lines this season. Kruger started the 2011-12 season at Rockford of the AHL.

2010-11

The 20-year-old Kruger is expected to start the 2010-11 season in the minors. He was ranked second on Djurgardens IF of the Swedish Elite League with 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists) in 38 regular-season games in 2009-10 before adding 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) in 16 playoff games.

2009-10

Kruger, 20, ranked second on Djurgardens IF of the Swedish Elite League with 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists) in 38 regular-season games in 2009-10 before adding 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) in 16 playoff tilts. He was fifth round selection in the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Kruger finished as a finalist for the league’s rookie of the year award.