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Niklas Kronwall retires after 15 seasons with Detroit Red Wings

As per the latest video Kronwall mentioned that they started their journey long back and every journey should end. He also added that he would stay for the Detroit Wings not as a player but as a special advisor. 

Kronwall will stay connected with the team and will take over the charge of the special advisor from general manager Steve Yzerman. Now Kronwall is aged 38 and through his glorious career, he served almost 15 months for Detroit. He scored almost 452 points in 953 matches and always being appreciated as one of the strongest hitters throughout the league, during his prime.

He mentioned in a video posted yesterday that he came to play when he was 22 years old all over from Sweden. From then onwards, he has been a part of the new family of Detroit. Throughout his career in Detroit, he has gone through various ups and downs. Kronwall also addressed the media yesterday here in Little Caesars Arena. 

Yzerman who was the manager also mentioned Kronwall’s impact on the organization. “He has been a great asset for the team and a wonderful human being as well” as mentioned by Yzerman in the latest statement. However, Kronwall has been suffering from his left knee for the past couple of months which compelled him to take this decision of retirement. Yzerman also said that he was among the top-rated two-way defenseman of this era and will also serve as a successful advisor.

At the end of this season, this decision was inevitable. This is because he was in a dilemma whether he will be able to continue for the upcoming season carrying such physical and mental health. In Tuesday’s video Kronwall further added that he will cherish the precious moments and the emotion at Joe Louis Arena. Most importantly the huge crowd that supported him throughout.

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