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Marcus Kruger

28-Year-Old Center – Chicago Blackhawks

2017-18 NHL Stats

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28

2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Kruger once again had a lackluster season in terms of offensive production in 2016-17, notching 17 points (five goals, 12 assists) in 70 games. To be fair, the Swedish forward isn't known for his offensive contributions; he’s a fantastic penalty killer lauded for his ability...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 186   DOB: 5/27/1990   BORN: Stockholm, Sweden   DRAFTED: 5th Rd, #149 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Marcus Kruger Contract Information:

Signed a three-year contract extension worth $9.25 million with the Blackhawks in March 2016. The deal runs through the 2018-19 season. Traded to the Golden Knights in July of 2017.

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The Coyotes traded Kruger, MacKenzie Entwistle, Jordan Maletta, Andrew Campbell and a 2019 fifth-round draft pick to the Blackhawks in exchange for Marian Hossa, Vinnie Hinostroza, Jordan Oesterle and a 2019 third-rounder Thursday.

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Marcus Kruger NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2010-11 20 NHL CHI 7 0 0 0 -4 4 7 0.0 0 0 11:58 0 0 0 0:06 4 2
2011-12 21 NHL CHI 71 9 17 26 11 22 89 10.1 1 0 15:24 0 3 3 1:27 26 36
2012-13 22 NHL CHI 47 4 9 13 3 24 50 8.0 2 0 14:10 0 2 2 0:17 12 29
2013-14 23 NHL CHI 81 8 20 28 6 36 96 8.3 2 0 13:52 0 0 0 0:07 22 70
2014-15 24 NHL CHI 81 7 10 17 -5 32 126 5.6 1 0 13:05 0 0 0 0:02 29 50
2015-16 25 NHL CHI 41 0 4 4 -5 24 50 0.0 0 0 13:31 0 0 0 0:05 25 31
2016-17 26 NHL CHI 70 5 12 17 7 34 83 6.0 0 0 14:01 0 0 0 0:05 31 62
2017-18 27 NHL CAR 48 1 5 6 -6 28 30 3.3 0 0 10:50 0 0 0 0:06 56 16
2017-18 Proj 27 NHL CHI 81 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Marcus Kruger

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Marcus Kruger – Playing Time Overview

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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

10:50

Average Time On Ice

On average, Marcus Kruger was on the ice for 10:50.

0:06

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Marcus Kruger was on the ice for 0:06 during power plays.

1:11

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Marcus Kruger was on the ice for 1:11 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 13:31 0:05 2:23
2016-17 14:01 0:05 2:13
2017-18 10:50 0:06 1:11
2017-18 NHL Game Log   Marcus Kruger
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Feb 6 PHI Did Not Play
Feb 4 SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 8:32 0:00
Feb 2 DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 10:21 0:00
Feb 1 MON 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 11:40 0:13
Jan 30 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 9:48 0:00
Jan 25 MON@MON 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 10:38 0:01
Jan 23 PIT@PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 6:50 0:00
Jan 21 VGK 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 12:24 0:00
Jan 20 DET@DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 10:14 0:00
Jan 14 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 10:48 0:39
Jan 12 WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:32 0:06
Jan 11 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:24 0:00
Jan 9 TAM@TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 9:37 0:11
Jan 6 BOS@BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 13:46 0:00
Jan 4 PIT@PIT Did Not Play
Jan 2 WAS Did Not Play
Dec 30 STL@STL Did Not Play
Dec 29 PIT Did Not Play
Dec 27 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 10:37 0:00
Dec 23 BUF 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 9:53 0:05
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Dec 21 NAS@NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:19 0:09
Dec 19 TOR@TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 10:36 0:18
Dec 16 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 12:31 0:00
Dec 15 BUF@BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:49 0:00
Dec 12 VGK@VGK 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 1 11:29 0:00
Dec 11 ANA@ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 9:51 0:00
Dec 9 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 8:52 0:19
Dec 7 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 10:07 0:00
Dec 5 VAN@VAN 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 9:22 0:00
Dec 2 FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 10:47 0:09
Dec 1 NYR@NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 9:29 0:06
Nov 28 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 8:56 0:00
Nov 26 NAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 9:56 0:11
Nov 24 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 8:57 0:00
Nov 22 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 12:25 0:07
Nov 19 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:39 0:39
Nov 18 BUF@BUF 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 14:17 0:00
Nov 16 NYI@NYI Did Not Play
Nov 13 DAL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 11:21 0:00
Nov 11 CHI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:22 0:11
Nov 10 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 11:16 0:00
Nov 7 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 11:26 0:20
Nov 4 ARI@ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:09 0:00
Nov 2 COL@COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 8:37 0:00
Oct 29 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 11:23 0:00
Oct 27 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 9:54 0:00
Oct 26 TOR@TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 11:02 0:00
Oct 24 TAM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 10:45 0:00
Oct 21 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 9:39 0:00
Oct 19 CGY@CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 12:45 0:14
Oct 17 EDM@EDM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 14:04 0:51
Oct 14 WPG@WPG 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 9:26 0:00
Oct 10 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 10:17 0:00
Oct 7 MIN 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 11:19 0:02

Marcus Kruger: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kruger was traded from the Hurricanes to the Coyotes on Thursday, the Coyotes' official site reports.

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Kruger was placed on waivers by the Canes on Thursday.

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Kruger went pointless in nine games leading up to the All-Star break, registering just two shots on goal and four PIM over that span.

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The Hurricanes activated Kruger (lower body) from injured reserve Friday.

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Kruger (lower body) is feeling good Friday, and if he makes it through a full practice he'll play Saturday against the Bruins, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.

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Kruger (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

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Kruger (undisclosed) will miss Tuesday's home game against the Capitals, NHL.com reports.

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Kruger (undisclosed) was unable to practice Monday, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.

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Kruger wasn't on the ice for warmups ahead of Saturday's road game facing the Blues, according to NHL.com.

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Kruger (undisclosed) won't play Friday night against the Penguins, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.

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Kruger potted his first goal of the season in Tuesday's win over the Golden Knights.

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Kruger (illness) picked up two helpers in a 3-1 win over Buffalo on Saturday night.

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2017-18

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2016-17

2015-16 was a season to forget for Kruger, as the 26-year-old center was limited to just 41 games due to a wrist injury he sustained on Dec. 17 in a matchup with the Oilers. The Swedish forward only managed to tally four assists over that span, making most of his impact on special teams as a penalty-killing specialist. Kruger will once again slot into a bottom-six role with the Blackhawks this season, and won't be worth owning in the majority of fantasy leagues due to his limited offensive upside.

2014-15

Kruger failed to lockdown the job of second-line pivot last season and he finished with eight goals and 20 assists. He was a beast in the faceoff circle, though, where he increased his winning percentage from 46.3 percent to 56.7 percent. He will toil in the Hawks' bottom six and deliver more value on the ice than in the fantasy arena.

2013-14

Kruger, who was mainly the Hawks' fourth-line center last season, "could" move up to the second line for this season. However, he could also remain on the fourth line. Nothing is guaranteed besides the opportunity and it's a stretch to think the Hawks will slide him between Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp. Kruger has really carved out a niche on the penalty kill and he'll likely reprise that role in 2013-14. Unfortunately, that limits his potential output and his fantasy value, too.

2012-13

Kruger's first full season was pretty impressive -- nine goals and 17 assists in 71 games -- for a 21-year-old rookie center from overseas with just seven previous NHL games under his belt. This elite playmaker has a high hockey IQ and great two-way skills, and he should take another step in his progress this year.

2011-12

The 21-year-old Kruger had a cup of coffee with the Blackhawks, having skated in seven games during the 2010-11 regular season after coming over from the Swedish Elite League. He led the Djurgardens team in scoring, but did not record a point in the U.S. for his first tour of the NHL. He arrived in the states after Dave Bolland went down with an injury, and could see time as a center on one of the lower lines this season. Kruger started the 2011-12 season at Rockford of the AHL.

2010-11

The 20-year-old Kruger is expected to start the 2010-11 season in the minors. He was ranked second on Djurgardens IF of the Swedish Elite League with 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists) in 38 regular-season games in 2009-10 before adding 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) in 16 playoff games.

2009-10

Kruger, 20, ranked second on Djurgardens IF of the Swedish Elite League with 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists) in 38 regular-season games in 2009-10 before adding 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) in 16 playoff tilts. He was fifth round selection in the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Kruger finished as a finalist for the league’s rookie of the year award.