23-Year-Old Center – Chicago Blackhawks
Marcus Kruger Contract Information:
Signed two-year contract with the Blackhawks in July of 2013.
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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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Dec 5||at MIN||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||1||12:54||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 16||at NSH||0||0||0||-3||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||1||12:51||0:00|
|Nov 9||at DAL||0||0||0||0||4||0||0||0||2||0.0||1||3||16:36||0:00|
|Nov 2||at WPG||0||2||2||3||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||12:58||0:02|
|Oct 28||at MIN||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||10:27||0:00|
|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 15||at CAR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||1||1||15:20||0:00|
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|Oct 9||at STL||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||0||13:36||0:00|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.
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.
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.
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.