Niklas Kronwall

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Birthday
12, 1981
Birthplace
Viksjo, Sweden
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
12, 1981 (age 38)
Birthplace
Viksjo, Sweden

About

NHL defender known for his punishing checks. He won a Stanley Cup Championship with the Detroit Red Wings in 2008.

Before Fame

He was signed by the Red Wings in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, and began playing with the team in the 2003-04 season.

Trivia

The term kronwallian became associated with hard hits in the NHL thanks to his play.

Family Life

He grew up in Stockholm, Sweden.

Associated With

During the 2003-04 NHL lockout, he won the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL's top defenseman.