DETROIT (AP) Niklas Kronwall is retiring after 15 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings.
The hard-hitting defenseman announced his retirement in a video Tuesday on the team's Twitter account. He will remain with the Red Wings as an adviser to the general manager. Kronwall played in 953 games in his NHL career and was part of the Detroit team that won the Stanley Cup in 2008.
"They say every journey has to come to an end," Kronwall said. "My journey as a player for the Detroit Red Wings ends here."