25 September 1991 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)|
|NHL Draft||51st overall, 2010
Detroit Red Wings
Carl "Calle" Järnkrok (born 25 September 1991), nicknamed Ironhook, is a Swedish professional ice hockey player, currently playing center for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Järnkrok was drafted 51st overall by the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
After a strong second half to the 2009–10 season where Järnkrok got a regular roster spot on Brynäs, Järnkrok went from 21st among European Skaters in the midterm rankings to fourth among European Skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He was drafted in the second round of the 2010 draft by the Detroit Red Wings.
28 games into the 2010–11 season, Järnkrok led all junior players in points with eight goals and nine assists and was selected to be the second of four Elitserien Rookie of the Year candidates of the season.
On March 5, 2014, Järnkrok was traded to the Nashville Predators, along with Patrick Eaves, as part of a deal that brought David Legwand to Detroit. He was assigned to the Predators AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. Järnkrok recorded an assist in his NHL debut on March 21, 2014. Järnkrok scored his first NHL goal on March 27, 2014, against Matt Hackett of the Buffalo Sabres.
During the 2014–15 season, in his first full NHL season, he recorded seven goals, and 11 assists in 74 games. Järnkrok posted two goals and seven assists in his first 12 NHL games, including five points in the first five contests of his NHL career, the second-longest point streak by a Predators player in the first games of their NHL career, behind Marek Židlický's six games from October 9–23, 2003. On July 17, 2015, the Predators re-signed Järnkrok to a one-year contract. On July 26, 2016, Järnkrok was again re-signed by the Nashville Predators to a six-year, $12 million contract.
Regular season and playoffs
|2012–13||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||9||0||3||3||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||57||13||23||36||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|Men's Ice hockey|
- Nilsson, Johan (13 January 2010). "Brynäs och Ironhook". Hockeysverige.se (in Swedish).
- Järnkrok's nickname is a direct translation of his last name into English.
- "Årets rookie, kandidat 2: Calle Järnkrok" (in Swedish). hockeyligan.se. 2010-12-08.
- Red Wings acquire forward David Legwand from Nashville NHL.com, March 5, 2014
- "Nashville Predators at Calgary Flames". National Hockey League. 2014-03-22.
- "Buffalo Sabres at Nashville Predators". National Hockey League. 2014-03-27.
- "Predators Sign Jarnkrok to One-Year Contract". NHL. July 17, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
- "Predators Sign Jarnkrok to a Six-Year Contract". NHL. July 26, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
- Calle Järnkrok career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Calle Jarnkrok career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Calle Järnkrok profile at Eurohockey.com
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