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Marcus Kruger

27-Year-Old Center – Carolina Hurricanes

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Kruger once again had a lackluster season in terms of offensive production in 2016-17, notching 17 points (five goals, 12 assists) in 70 games. To be fair, the Swedish forward isn't known for his offensive contributions; he’s a fantastic penalty killer lauded for his ability...

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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 a three-year contract extension worth $9.25 million with the Blackhawks in March 2016. The deal runs through the 2018-19 season. Traded to the Golden Knights in July of 2017.

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Kruger (illness) picked up two helpers in a 3-1 win over Buffalo on Saturday night.

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Marcus Kruger 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
2010-11 20 NHL CHI 7 0 0 0 -4 4 7 0.0 0 0 11:58 0 0 0 0:06 4 2
2011-12 21 NHL CHI 71 9 17 26 11 22 89 10.1 1 0 15:24 0 3 3 1:27 26 36
2012-13 22 NHL CHI 47 4 9 13 3 24 50 8.0 2 0 14:10 0 2 2 0:17 12 29
2013-14 23 NHL CHI 81 8 20 28 6 36 96 8.3 2 0 13:52 0 0 0 0:07 22 70
2014-15 24 NHL CHI 81 7 10 17 -5 32 126 5.6 1 0 13:05 0 0 0 0:02 29 50
2015-16 25 NHL CHI 41 0 4 4 -5 24 50 0.0 0 0 13:31 0 0 0 0:05 25 31
2016-17 26 NHL CHI 70 5 12 17 7 34 83 6.0 0 0 14:01 0 0 0 0:05 31 62
2017-18 27 NHL CAR 17 0 3 3 -2 12 15 0.0 0 0 11:14 0 0 0 0:06 19 5
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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

11:14

Average Time On Ice

On average, Marcus Kruger was on the ice for 11:14.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Marcus Kruger was on the ice for 0:06 during power plays.

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Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Marcus Kruger was on the ice for 1:06 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 13:31 0:05 2:23
2016-17 14:01 0:05 2:13
2017-18 11:14 0:06 1:06

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Marcus Kruger
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Nov 18 BUF@BUF 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 14:17 0:00
Nov 16 NYI@NYI Did Not Play
Nov 13 DAL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 11:21 0:00
Nov 11 CHI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:22 0:11
Nov 10 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 11:16 0:00
Nov 7 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 11:26 0:20
Nov 4 ARI@ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:09 0:00
Nov 2 COL@COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 8:37 0:00
Oct 29 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 11:23 0:00
Oct 27 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 9:54 0:00
Oct 26 TOR@TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 11:02 0:00
Oct 24 TAM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 10:45 0:00
Oct 21 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 9:39 0:00
Oct 19 CGY@CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 12:45 0:14
Oct 17 EDM@EDM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 14:04 0:51
Oct 14 WPG@WPG 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 9:26 0:00
Oct 10 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 10:17 0:00
Oct 7 MIN 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 11:19 0:02

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

Kruger (illness) will suit up for Saturday's road game against the Sabres, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.

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Kruger (illness) was back on the ice for practice Friday, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.

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Kruger (illness) won't play Thursday against the Islanders, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.

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Kruger (illness) is questionable for Thursday's contest against the Islanders, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.

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Kruger has failed to record a point in eight consecutive games.

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Kruger picked up a primary assist on Justin Faulk's goal in Friday's 3-1 home win over the Capitals.

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Kruger was traded to the Hurricanes from the Golden Knights on Tuesday in exchange for a 2018 fifth-round pick.

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Kruger was traded by Chicago to the Golden Knights on Sunday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

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Kruger is said to be a "done deal" to head to Vegas, Steven Albritton of KMBC reports.

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Kruger could be expendable with the emergence of Tanner Kero, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Kruger will join Sweden at the 2017 IIHF World Championship, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Kruger tallied a goal and an assist Tuesday against the Avalanche.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

2015-16 was a season to forget for Kruger, as the 26-year-old center was limited to just 41 games due to a wrist injury he sustained on Dec. 17 in a matchup with the Oilers. The Swedish forward only managed to tally four assists over that span, making most of his impact on special teams as a penalty-killing specialist. Kruger will once again slot into a bottom-six role with the Blackhawks this season, and won't be worth owning in the majority of fantasy leagues due to his limited offensive upside.

2014-15

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 six and deliver more value on the ice than in the fantasy arena.

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.