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Marcus Kruger

24-Year-Old Center – Chicago Blackhawks

2014-15 NHL Stats

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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: 186   DOB: 5/27/1990   BORN: Stockholm, Sweden   DRAFTED: 5th Rd, #149 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Marcus Kruger Contract Information:

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

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Kruger picked up a pair of assists in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Bruins.

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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
2014-15 24 NHL CHI 34 4 8 12 3 20 62 6.5 1 0 13:12 0 0 0 0:02 15 20

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Marcus Kruger – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Center

Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Marcus Kruger was on the ice for 13:12.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Marcus Kruger was on the ice for 0:02 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 14:10 0:26
2013-14 13:52 0:08
2014-15 13:12 0:02

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Marcus Kruger 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 21 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 12:23 0:00
Dec 20 at CLS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:53 0:00
Dec 16 MIN 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 11:58 0:00
Dec 14 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 12:10 0:00
Dec 13 at NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 12:28 0:00
Dec 11 at BOS 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 12:56 0:00
Dec 9 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 10:53 0:00
Dec 6 at NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:24 0:00
Dec 5 MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 0 14:21 0:00
Dec 3 STL 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 15:57 0:00
Nov 29 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 13:31 0:00
Nov 28 at ANH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 12:58 0:13
Nov 26 at COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 13:46 0:01
Nov 23 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:40 0:00
Nov 22 at EDM 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 11:20 0:16
Nov 20 at CGY 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:19 0:00
Nov 16 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 13:25 0:00
Nov 14 at DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:41 0:00
Nov 11 TB 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 2 14:23 0:01
Nov 9 SJ 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 15:28 0:00
Nov 7 WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 12:29 0:00
Nov 4 at MON 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 13:52 0:00
Nov 2 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 15:58 0:00
Nov 1 at TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 14:47 0:00
Oct 30 at OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:11 0:16
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Oct 28 ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 11:34 0:02
Oct 26 OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 11:34 0:00
Oct 25 at STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 13:01 0:16
Oct 23 at NSH 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 9:30 0:00
Oct 21 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 12:08 0:00
Oct 18 NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 1 13:39 0:03
Oct 15 CGY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 11:02 0:00
Oct 11 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 14:10 0:00
Oct 9 at DAL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:54 0:00

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

Kruger was credited with his first goal of the season in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Canadiens.

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Kruger will not play in Saturday's game against the Predators, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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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.