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Niklas Kronwall
NUMBER: 55 BIRTHDATE: January 12, 1981  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Stockholm, Sweden
WEIGHT: 194 DRAFTED: DET / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (29th overall)
GAME HIGHS: Goals: 2 / Assists: 4 / Points: 4 ... HAT TRICKS: 0 / MULTI-PT GAMES: 64 CAREER: In the 3rd season of a 7-year contract...Triple Gold Club member with Stanley Cup (2008), Olympic Gold (2006) and World Championship Gold (2006)...2005 AHL First All-Star Team and Eddie Shore Award as league s top D...3-time Swedish Olympian, earning a silver as captain in 2014...2000 and 2001 SHL champion with Djurgarden. 2014-15: Notched 3rd career 2-goal game on 10/23 vs. PIT...Passed Gary Bergman to become DET's 4th highest-scoring D...Reached 300th NHL point on 10/23 vs. PIT...Played 600th NHL game on 10/21 at MTL. OTHER: Currently in his 9th season as DRW Kids Club President...Hosts a family with an autistic child at every home game in Kronner s Corner ... His brother, Staffan, appeared in 66 NHL games with TOR, WSH and CGY from 2005-10 and currently plays in the KHL.
Brother of Staffan AHL First All-Star Team (2005) Eddie Shore Award (AHL Outstanding Defenseman) (2005) Missed majority of 2005-06 due to knee injury in pre-season game vs. Colorado, September 27, 2005..
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It's not just going to happen on its own. We have to have guys commit to the areas we need to improve on. We're going to be better than last year but there is still a long way to go. But I really like the pieces and where we're headed.

— Sabres forward Tyler Ennis on the progress of Buffalo's rebuilding process