from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
Niklas Kronwall is the grizzled veteran hockey player personified.
Bad knees, aching bones and joints, no longer has the face of a 20-year-old just breaking into the NHL.
But Kronwall just keeps going and going.
For Kronwall’s perseverance and dedication to the game, his leadership and professionalism, the Detroit chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association has nominated Kronwall for the Bill Masterton Trophy.
The Masterton Trophy is awarded each year to the NHL player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to ice hockey.”