September 10, 1982 |
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||285th overall, 2002
Toronto Maple Leafs
|Men's Ice hockey|
|Competitor for Sweden|
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.
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. He was placed on waivers midway through the 2008–09 season where he was claimed by the Washington Capitals. He signed with the Calgary Flames via free agency in 2009.
Kronwall scored his first NHL goal on October 6, 2009, in a 4–3 win against Jaroslav Halak of the Montreal Canadiens, 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. With the blessing of the Flames, Kronwall signed a one year contract with his former team Djurgårdens IF on October 11, 2010. After one season in Djurgården, Kronwall moved to Russian side Severstal Cherepovets of the Kontinental Hockey League.
|2005–06||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||34||0||1||1||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||18||0||0||0||7||—||—||—||—||—|
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