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Niklas Kronwall
NUMBER: 55 BIRTHDATE: January 12, 1981  (AGE 33)
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: 59 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. 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..
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday