The longtime tough and physical defenseman for the Detroit Red Wings Niklas Kronwall has officially announced his retirement Tuesday morning.
He also intends to joins the team’s front office, headed by general manager Steve Yzerman.
Kronwall’s career is more defined by physical style of play. His hits, such as the one shown in the video, have been so hard that the term, ‘Kronwalled’ was coined in honor of him.
"Did he just get Kronwalled?!" Niklas Kronwall laid out this monstrous hit on Nikita Kucherov in their Game 6 loss. https://t.co/D29R3okLo7— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 28, 2015
The former draft pick out of Sweden played 15 seasons in the NHL, all with the Red Wings. He wounded up recording 432 points in 953 games, which includes 83 goals.
Kronwall also won the Stanley Cup with Detroit in 2008, and have won the Gold Medal in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy.
Upon retiring from playing hockey, Kronwall will join on as an advisor for Detroit general manager Steve Yzerman.
As one chapter ends, another begins.— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) September 3, 2019
Thank you, Nik. pic.twitter.com/G2vNzBMDAx