VIDEO: Red Wings' Kronwall Retires


Veteran defenceman Niklas Kronwall is hanging up his skates after 15 NHL seasons.

The club has announced the 38-year-old will join the front office as an adviser to general manager Steve Yzerman.

Kronwall ranks ninth in franchise history with 953 games played and is third all-time among Red Wings defensemen in assists (349), fourth in points (432) and fifth in goals (83).

He appeared in 109 playoff games and amassed 47 points and won a Stanley Cup in 2008.

Kronwall was selected 29th overall in the 2000 NHL draft and made his debut with the Red Wings in 2003-04.

He won a gold medal with Sweden at both the 2006 Winter Olympics and World Championship and won a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.