September 10, 1982 |
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||231 lb (105 kg; 16 st 7 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||285th overall, 2002
Toronto Maple Leafs
Per Staffan Kronwall (born September 10, 1982) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman currently serving as captain for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He has also previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals. He has also played for Djurgårdens IF and Brynäs IF of the Elitserien, as well as Severstal Cherepovets in the KHL. Kronwall was originally drafted 285th overall by the Maple Leafs at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
Kronwall was then drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the ninth round, 285th overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, spending the majority of his first four seasons in North American with the Leafs' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Toronto Marlies. Toronto later placed him on waivers midway through the 2008–09 season, where he was claimed by the Washington Capitals. He signed later with the Calgary Flames via free agency in 2009.
Kronwall scored his first career NHL goal on October 6, 2009, in a 4–3 win against goaltender Jaroslav Halák 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 with Djurgården, Kronwall moved to Russian side Severstal Cherepovets of the KHL.
|Competitor for Sweden|
Kronwall has also represented Sweden several times internationally. At the 2011 IIHF World Championship, he recorded one goal and three assists in nine games and won a silver medal. At the 2012 IIHF World Championship, he recorded one goal and one assist in eight games.
Regular season and playoffs
|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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