Red Wings, Kronwall agree to extension

The Detroit Red Wings announced today that they have reached a deal that will keep defenseman Niklas Kronwall in the Motor City for several years to come.

Kronwall and the Wings front office agreed to a 7 year extension, worth $33.25 million. The extension will take in effect after this season. The 30-year old was a 1st round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings back in 2000. In a statement released by Kronwall, he is happy to be a Red Wing for a long time to come.

“Here, it’s all about winning and about competing for the Stanley Cup every year,” he said. “And I love that mentality and that attitude around here, not only from the team itself, but from fans in general. I’m really proud to be a part of something like that.”

Detroit hosts Minnesota tomorrow night, hoping to end their 4-game losing streak.