Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
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?
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