Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/31/11 at 11:41 AM ET
The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to terms with defenceman Niklas Kronwall on a seven-year contract extension worth an average of $4.75 million per season.
Kronwall, 30, was in the final season of a five-year contract and is one of nine Red Wings set to become unrestricted free agents next July.
The Red Wings selected Kronwall with the 29th overall pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
In 394 career NHL games, the native of Stockholm, Sweden has posted 35 goals and 148 assists with a plus-50 rating. Last season, he scored a career-high 11 goals.
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