"Well, my journey as a player for the Detroit Red Wings ends here."
Kronwall will remain with the Red Wings as an adviser to general manager Steve Yzerman, who was hired to replace Ken Holland on April 19.
29) in the 2000 NHL Draft, Kronwall made his Red Wings debut during the 2003-04 season.
"It was an incredible honor, knowing all the history and all the great players that have worn that very same jersey before me," he said.
Niklas Kronwall announced his retirement from the NHL on Tuesday after 15 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings.
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