Nik Kronwall currently sits #1 in scoring for defenseman on the Detroit Red Wings with 5 goals and 13 points. He is currently ranked ninth overall in the NHL for those manning the blue line. Kronwall is coming off of a career season in which he ranked just outside of the top ten for D-men last year with 51 points.
Right now he is on pace for 59 points, which would be equal to both what Nick Lidstrom and Brian Rafalski netted in ’08-’09.
Detroit’s 1st round pick in the 2000 draft has increased his point total every year spent in the NHL.