In a 4 minute video posted to twitter – Kronwall thanks the fans of Detroit and talks family and the future.
“I was a 22-year-old kid when I came over from Sweden,” Kronwall said. “Now at 38, I have my own family here. Detroit has become home for us.
“There have been some ups and some downs during my time here. Wearing the winged wheel on my chest was and always will be a huge honor. When one chapter ends, another begins.”
As one chapter ends, another begins.
Thank you, Nik. pic.twitter.com/G2vNzBMDAx
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) September 3, 2019
Kronwall will join the front office as the new advisor to general manager Steve Yzerman.
Watching Kronwall hits now. This one’s great. Last year Anders Lee got Kronwalled so hard his mouthpiece went flying. pic.twitter.com/5NDwdy9LAJ
— Kellie Rowe (@kellierowe) September 3, 2019
Nik Kronwall was robbed by two lockouts of the 1,000 game milestone that might keep him out of the HHoF, but he is a Triple-Gold member. Overshadowed by elite-of-elite Lidstrom. Maybe most-underrated D-man of his generation.
— Winging It In Motown (@wingingitmotown) September 3, 2019
Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, Niklas Kronwall, and Johan Franzen
I took this photo on Red Wings Opening Night in 2015. All are done playing hockey. pic.twitter.com/0MvbDdaHuH
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) September 3, 2019
NHL players when they hear Niklas Kronwall's retiring, then realizing they'll never get Kronwalled again pic.twitter.com/s3D097V6p9
— Detroit Free Press (@freep) September 3, 2019