Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Marcus Kruger
Marcus Kruger was born May 27, 1990 in Stockholm, Sweden. A standout in his homeland, he was selected in the fifth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. He joined the Blackhawks toward the end of the 2010-11 season, seeing action in seven games, while failing to record a point.

Kruger would spend the entire 2011-12 season with the Blackhawks, seeing action in 71 games. He would record 26 points for the Blackhawks while providing reliable play in all three zones.

Kruger and the Blackhawks would dominate the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, rolling through the NHL's regular season and capturing the Presidents' Trophy.

The playoffs were more of the same and though pushed to the limit by the Detroit Red Wings in the second round, the Blackhawks would prevail and eventually earn the fifth Stanley Cup title in franchise history, the first in Kruger's career.

On July 2, 2017, Kruger's time in the Blackhawks organization would come to an end. He was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for future considerations. Two days later he was on the move again. This time traded by the Golden Knights to the Carolina Hurricanes for a fifth round draft pick.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2006-07 Djurgardens IF Stockholm U18 Swe-U18 23 5 14 19 10 3 2 1 3 2
2007-08 Djurgardens IF Stockholm U18 Swe-U18 22 11 20 31 22 7 3 8 11 6
2007-08 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Jr. Swe-Jr. 22 3 13 16 16 7 5 3 8 0
2008-09 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Jr. Swe-Jr. 34 9 30 39 24 6 1 5 6 2
2008-09 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 15 2 2 4 2
2009-10 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 38 11 20 31 14 16 3 7 10 6
2009-10 Sweden WJC-A 6 0 6 6 2
2010-11 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 52 6 29 35 52 3 0 1 1 0
2010-11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 0 0 0 4 -4 5 0 1 1 0
2010-11 Sweden WC-A 9 2 1 3 10 +1
2011-12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 71 9 17 26 22 +11 6 0 0 0 0
2011-12 Sweden WC-A 89 3 2 5 6 +3
2012-13 Rockford IceHogs AHL 34 8 14 22 24 -1
2012-13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 47 4 9 13 24 +3 23 3 2 5 2
2013-14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 8 20 28 36 +6 19 1 3 4 6
2013-14 Sweden Olympics 6 0 0 0 4 +1
2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 7 10 17 32 -5 23 2 2 4 4
2015-16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 41 0 4 4 24 -5 7 0 1 1 0
2016-17 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 70 5 12 17 34 +7 4 0 1 1 2
2016-17 Sweden WC-A 10 0 3 3 6 +4
NHL Totals 398 33 72 105 176 87 6 10 16 14


Missed majority of 2015-16 due to wrist injury vs. Edmonton, December 17, 2015. Traded to Vegas by Chicago for future considerations, July 2, 2017. Traded to Carolina by Vegas for Carolina's 5th round pick in 2018 NHL Draft, July 4, 2017.
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