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Niklas Kronwall
NUMBER: 55 BIRTHDATE: January 12, 1981  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Stockholm, Sweden
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: DET / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (29th overall)
CAREER: In the 2nd 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 SEL champion with Djurgarden.
 
2013-14: Led DET in TOI (24:18) and tied for 2nd with 49 points...Played a team season-high 30:20 on 3/14 vs. EDM...Named NHL's 2nd Star of the Week on 12/2 after posting 3 straight 2-point games (1-5-6)...Matched a career best with a 6-game point streak (2-7-9) from 11/21-12/1...Posted 3-point games twice: 10/12 vs. PHI (1-2-3) and 2/27 at OTT (0-3-3)...Multi-point games: 11...Man Games Lost: 3.
 
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..

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory