Staffan Kronwall

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Staffan Kronwall
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Born (1982-09-10) September 10, 1982 (age 32)
Järfälla, Sweden
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 231 lb (105 kg; 16 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Djurgårdens IF
Brynäs IF
Toronto Maple Leafs
Washington Capitals
Calgary Flames
Severstal Cherepovets
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 285th overall, 2002
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2001–present

Per Staffan Kronwall (born September 10, 1982) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing 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.

Playing career[edit]

Kronwall represented Sweden at the 2002 World Junior Championship, playing seven games for Sweden.

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.[1] Toronto later placed him on waivers midway through the 2008–09 season, where he was claimed by the Washington Capitals.[2] He signed later with the Calgary Flames via free agency in 2009.[1]

Kronwall scored his first career NHL goal on October 6, 2009, in a 4–3 win against goaltender Jaroslav Halák 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 with Djurgården, Kronwall moved to Russian side Severstal Cherepovets of the KHL.[6]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Sweden/Finland
Silver medal – second place 2011 Slovakia

Kronwall represented Sweden at the 2002 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he was pointless in seven games.

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.

At the 2013 IIHF World Championship, he recorded one assist in ten games, winning a gold medal. At the 2015 IIHF World Championship, he recorded one goal and two assists in six games.

Personal life[edit]

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

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[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
2014–15 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 60 5 20 25 26 6 0 1 1 5
SHL totals 175 13 29 42 180 35 3 3 6 22
NHL totals 66 1 3 4 23
KHL totals 209 20 63 85 92 36 6 9 15 23

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Sweden WJC 6th 7 0 0 0 4
2011 Sweden WC 2nd 9 1 3 4 4
2012 Sweden WC 6th 8 1 1 2 2
2013 Sweden WC 1st 10 0 1 1 4
2015 Sweden WC 5th 6 1 2 3 4
Junior totals 7 0 0 0 4
Senior totals 33 3 7 10 14

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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