Staffan Kronwall

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Staffan Kronwall
Staffan Kronwall.png
Born (1982-09-10) September 10, 1982 (age 31)
Järfälla, Sweden
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Djurgårdens IF
Brynäs IF
Washington Capitals
Toronto Maple Leafs
Calgary Flames
Severstal Cherepovets
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 285th overall, 2002
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2002–present
Staffan Kronwall
Medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Competitor for  Sweden
World Championships
Gold 2013 Sweden/Finland

Staffan Kronwall (born September 10, 1982) is a Swedish professional ice-hockey defenceman currently playing for the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He previously played for National Hockey League clubs Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals. He has also played for Djurgårdens IF and Brynäs IF of the Elitserien, and Severstal Cherepovets in the KHL.

Playing career[edit]

Kronwall represented Sweden at the 2002 World Junior Championship and collected 0 points and 4 penalty minutes in 7 games for Sweden.

He was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 9th round, 285th overall of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft and spent much of the first four seasons of his North American career with the Leafs' AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.[1] He was placed on waivers midway through the 2008–09 season where he was claimed by the Washington Capitals.[2] He signed with the Calgary Flames via free agency in 2009.[1]

Kronwall scored his first NHL goal on October 6, 2009, in a 4–3 win against Jaroslav Halak of the Montreal Canadiens,[3] but spent the majority of the season with the AHL's Abbotsford Heat. He remained with the Heat to begin the 2010–11 season, but sought to return to Sweden to be closer to his family.[4] With the blessing of the Flames, Kronwall signed a one year contract with his former team Djurgårdens IF on October 11, 2010.[5] After one season in Djurgården, Kronwall moved to Russian side Severstal Cherepovets of the Kontinental Hockey League.[6]

Personal life[edit]

He is the younger brother of Niklas Kronwall, a Detroit Red Wings defenceman.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Djurgårdens IF SEL 48 4 6 10 65 12 1 1 2 8
2003–04 Djurgårdens IF SEL 44 1 5 6 54 4 0 1 1 2
2004–05 Brynäs IF SEL 3 0 1 1 4
2004–05 Djurgårdens IF SEL 35 1 4 5 43 12 2 0 2 10
2005–06 Toronto Marlies AHL 16 1 10 11 12 4 0 2 2 2
2005–06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 34 0 1 1 14
2006–07 Toronto Marlies AHL 47 3 14 17 32
2007–08 Toronto Marlies AHL 26 3 7 10 14 19 1 1 2 11
2007–08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 18 0 0 0 7
2008–09 Toronto Marlies AHL 42 7 18 25 46
2008–09 Washington Capitals NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Hershey Bears AHL 17 2 7 9 13 21 3 9 12 6
2009–10 Calgary Flames NHL 11 1 2 3 2
2009–10 Abbotsford Heat AHL 44 5 23 28 24 9 0 2 2 0
2010–11 Abbotsford Heat AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Djurgårdens IF SEL 45 7 13 20 14 7 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 52 4 13 17 28 6 1 1 2 10
2012–13 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 50 10 12 22 14 6 3 4 7 2
2013–14 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 47 1 18 19 24 18 2 3 5 6
SEL totals 175 13 29 42 180 35 3 3 6 22
NHL totals 66 1 3 4 23 0 0 0 0 0
KHL totals 149 15 43 58 66 30 6 8 14 18

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Staffan Kronwall player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  2. ^ "Caps Claim Kronwall Off Re-Entry Waivers from Leafs". The Sports Network. 2009-02-06. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Kronwall gets first goal, Nystrom scores twice for undefeated Calgary". ESPN. 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Lebda close to returning". Victoria Times Colonist. 2010-10-11. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  5. ^ "Staffan Kronwall klar för Djurgården". difhockey.se (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF Hockey. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  6. ^ Pettersson, Robert (2011-04-20). "Kronwall klar för KHL-spel" (in Swedish). hockeysverige.se. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 

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