Marcus Kruger Regular Season
Games: 81 Games
Blocked Shots: 70
Marcus Kruger Postseason
Blocked Shots: 16
Contract Status: 1 year remaining on a 2 year deal with a cap hit of $1.3 million per season
2013 Over/Under Number: 13 goals and 20 assists
Season Review: Because he is still young, Marcus Kruger has yet to reach his full potential, and has yet to show me that he can be a threat offensively. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville loves the defense that he provides to the team as a forward. I believe that he will remain a mainstay in the Blackhawks lineup. Hopefully though, he can work on his offensive game. I expect him to get much better as he develops his skills.
His blocked shot numbers really impress me. It shows that he is a competitor who really wants to win.
With only one year left on his contract, he could end up being a trade piece in the offseason, unless his defensive prowess makes him too valuable.
I have to score him even, because although I am unsatisfied with his offensive abilities, his defense is an important part of this teams success.
What grade do you give Marcus Kruger?
Thank you for visiting Blackhawk Up. You can “like” us on Facebook at Blackhawkup, or follow us on Twitter @Blackhawk_Up for more insight and information on YOUR CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS!