VIDEO: Take a look back at Niklas Kronwall’s greatest hits

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall announced his retirement from the NHL after 15 seasons wearing the Winged Wheel.

He quickly became known for his bone-crushing hits that forced opponents to keep their heads up, which affectionately were termed getting “Kronwalled”! Take a look back at some of his best and heaviest hits during his NHL career!

He will now serve as an advisor to new GM Steve Yzerman.