I want to start this blog off by saying THANK YOU for nearly two amazing decades with the Detroit Red Wings organization to longtime defenseman Niklas Kronwall. He made the announcement that he is hanging up the skates and retiring from the NHL. Good news is, he will still be a part of the organization. The Red Wings say Kronwall will join the front office as an advisor to Steve Yzerman.
Kronwall, a first-round selection in 2000, played 953 regular-season games in the NHL, and over 100 playoff games – every single one of them, as a Red Wing. Kronwall spent some of his early career with the Griffins in Grand Rapids.