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Marcus Kruger
Marcus Kruger
Center  - CHI
Number: 16
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 186
Shoots: Left
Born: May 27, 1990  (Age 24)
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Drafted: CHI / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (149th overall) PROSPECT BIO
2013-14: Recorded a career-high 20 assists and 28 points in 81 regular-season games … Shared sixth in the NHL with a career-best 56.7 faceoff win percentage … Won a career-most 438 faceoffs … Led team forwards and ranked second overall on the club for the second straight season with 2:33 of shorthanded ice time per game … Netted two game-winning goals … Skated in a season-high 18:07 on Oct. 22 at FLA ... Tied a career-high with two helpers twice (Nov. 2 at WPG, March 6 vs. CBJ) … Notched a season-long three-game point streak (1G, 2A) from Jan. 17-22 ... Skated in his 200th NHL game on March 28, 2014 at OTT ... Logged a season-high five shots on goal on April 11 at WSH ... Recorded four points (1G, 3A) in 19 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs games … Ranked 10th in the NHL with 59:49 of total shorthanded ice time and third on the team with 3:08 of average shorthanded TOI.

Split the season between Chicago and the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs … Registered 13 points (4G, 9A) in 47 regular-season games with Chicago … Ranked 14th among league forwards, first among team forwards and second overall with 2:30 shorthanded TOI per game … Skated in a season-high 18:43 on Feb. 2 at CGY … Notched a career-high two points twice (Feb. 5 at SJS, Feb. 15 vs. SJS) … Netted 2 GWG … Appeared in his 100th NHL game on March 3 at DET … Recorded a season-long three-game point streak (3A) from March 5-8 … Recorded a postseason career-high five points (3G, 2A) in 23 playoff games en route to the 2013 Stanley Cup championship … Notched his first career playoff goal and multi-point game (GWG, 1A) on May 9 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. MIN … Ranked second on the club and seventh among league forwards with 3:07 of average shorthanded TOI … Collected 22 points (8G, 14A) in 34 regular-season games with Rockford in his AHL debut … Missed one game due to illness (Nov. 28).

Scored an NHL career-high nine goals and collected 26 points in 71 regular-season tilts with Chicago … Led Western Conference rookies and ranked fourth among league rookies with 284 faceoff wins … Collected his first NHL point (1A) on Oct. 8 vs. DAL ...  Netted his first regular-season goal on Oct. 29 vs. CBJ … Recorded his first career multi-point game (2A) on Feb. 2 at EDM … Posted his first career multi-goal game and a career-high 6 SOG on Feb. 10 at SJS ... Tallied his first NHL GWG on Feb. 21 vs. DET … Logged a career-high 22:45 TOI on March 13 vs. STL … Missed 10 games due to injury (Dec. 21, Dec. 28-Jan. 12, March 25) … Held scoreless in six playoff appearances in the 2012 WCQF vs. ARI … Ranked second on the club and third among league rookies with a 51.0 faceoff winning percentage (min. 30 attempts) … Recorded a postseason career-high 24:22 TOI in Game 3 on April 17.

Recorded 7 SOG and 4 PIM in seven regular-season tilts with Chicago in his North American debut … Made his NHL debut on March 23 vs. FLA, registering 2 PIM in 11:37 of action … Collected one assist in five WCQF contests vs. VAN in his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut … Notched his first NHL postseason point (1A) in Game 5 on April 21 … Paced the Swedish Elite League’s Djurgardens IF Stockholm in scoring with 35 points (6G, 29A) in 50 regular-season contests … Was the youngest forward to finish among the top 20 scorers in the SEL.

Ranked second on Djurgardens IF with 31 points (11G, 20A) in 38 regular-season games … Registered 10 points (3G, 7A) in 16 playoff tilts … Selected as a finalist for the SEL Rookie of the Year award.

Made his SEL debut with Djurgardens IF, registering two goals and two assists in 15 regular-season contests … Tallied 9 goals and 30 assists in 34 regular-season games with Djurgardens Jr. … Collected six points (1G, 5A) with Djurgardens Jr. in six postseason contests.

Posted 16 points (3G, 13A) in 22 regular-season games with Djurgardens Jr. … Registered eight points (5G, 3A) in seven postseason tilts with Djurgardens Jr. … Tallied 31 points (11G, 20A) in 22 regular-season games with Djurgardens U18 … Recorded 11 points (3G, 8A) in seven postseason contests with Djurgardens U18.

Tallied 19 points (5G, 14A) in 23 regular-season games with Djurgardens U18 … Posted three points (2G, 1A) in three postseason contests with Djurgardens U18.


Won a silver medal with Team Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, appearing in all six contests … Represented Sweden at the 2012 World Championship, tallying five points (3G, 2A) in eight games, including 2 GWG … Captured a silver medal and recorded three points (2G, 1A) and a team-high 10 PIM in nine games for Sweden at the 2011 World Championship … Earned a bronze medal with Team Sweden at the 2010 World Junior Championship … Ranked third on Sweden with six assists in six contests.