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Calle "Carl" Järnkrok (born 25 September 1991), nicknamed Ironhook, Crock Pot[1][2] is a Swedish professional ice hockey player, currently playing center for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Järnkrok was drafted 51st overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Calle Järnkrok
Calle Jarnkrok 2017-06-08.jpg
Järnkrok with the Predators in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final
Born (1991-09-25) 25 September 1991 (age 28)
Gävle, Sweden
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Nashville Predators
Brynäs IF
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 51st overall, 2010
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2009–present

Playing careerEdit

After a strong second half to the 2009–10 season where he earned a regular roster spot on Brynäs IF, Järnkrok went from 21st among European Skaters in the midterm rankings to 4th among European Skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He was drafted in the second round, 51st overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Detroit Red Wings.

 
Calle Järnkrok in 2012

Twenty-eight games into the 2010–11 season, Järnkrok led all junior players in points with eight goals and nine assists and was selected to be the second of four Elitserien Rookie of the Year candidates of the season.[3]

On 5 March 2014, Järnkrok was traded to the Nashville Predators (along with Patrick Eaves) as part of a deal that brought David Legwand to Detroit. He was assigned to the Predators' then-American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals.[4] Järnkrok recorded an assist in his NHL debut on 21 March 2014.[5] He scored his first NHL goal on 27 March 2014 against Matt Hackett of the Buffalo Sabres.[6]

During the 2014–15 season, in his first full NHL season, Järnkrok recorded 7 goals and 11 assists in 74 games. He posted two goals and seven assists in his first 12 NHL games, including five points in the first five contests of his NHL career, the second-longest point streak by a Predators player in the first games of their NHL career, behind Marek Židlický's six games from 9–23 October 2003. On 17 July 2015, the Predators re-signed Järnkrok to a one-year contract.[7] On 26 July 2016, Järnkrok was again re-signed by the Nashville Predators to a six-year, $12 million contract.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Järnkrok's cousin, Elias Lindholm, was drafted fifth overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Järnkrok is the nephew of Mikael Lindholm.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Brynäs IF J20 2 0 0 0 2  —
2008–09 Brynäs IF J20 41 8 18 26 37 7 4 3 7 2
2009–10 Brynäs IF J20 19 11 20 31 30 2 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Brynäs IF SEL 33 4 6 10 2 5 1 1 2 0
2010–11 Brynäs IF SEL 49 11 16 27 4 3 3 0 3 2
2011–12 Brynäs IF SEL 50 16 23 39 22 16 4 12 16 12
2012–13 Brynäs IF SEL 53 13 29 42 12 4 0 0 0 6
2012–13 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 9 0 3 3 0
2013–14 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 57 13 23 36 14
2013–14 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 6 5 4 9 0 3 1 1 2 2
2013–14 Nashville Predators NHL 12 2 7 9 4
2014–15 Nashville Predators NHL 74 7 11 18 18 6 0 2 2 0
2015–16 Nashville Predators NHL 81 16 14 30 14 14 0 1 1 4
2016–17 Nashville Predators NHL 81 15 16 31 25 21 2 5 7 2
2017–18 Nashville Predators NHL 68 16 19 35 12 7 0 1 1 0
2018–19 Nashville Predators NHL 79 10 16 26 12 6 0 2 2 2
SHL totals 185 44 74 118 40 28 8 13 21 20
NHL totals 395 66 83 149 85 54 2 11 13 8

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Representing   Sweden
World Championships
  2013 Sweden/Finland
  2014 Minsk
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Sweden WJC18 5th 6 2 7 9 4
2011 Sweden WJC 4th 6 2 3 5 2
2012 Sweden WC 6th 8 0 1 1 0
2013 Sweden WC   10 0 1 1 4
2014 Sweden WC   10 0 0 0 4
Junior totals 12 4 10 14 6
Senior totals 28 0 2 2 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nilsson, Johan (13 January 2010). "Brynäs och Ironhook". Hockeysverige.se (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 22 May 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  2. ^ Järnkrok's nickname is a direct translation of his last name into English.
  3. ^ "Årets rookie, kandidat 2: Calle Järnkrok" (in Swedish). hockeyligan.se. 8 December 2010. Archived from the original on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2010.
  4. ^ Red Wings acquire forward David Legwand from Nashville NHL.com, 5 March 2014
  5. ^ "Nashville Predators at Calgary Flames". National Hockey League. 22 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Buffalo Sabres at Nashville Predators". National Hockey League. 27 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Predators Sign Jarnkrok to One-Year Contract". NHL. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Predators Sign Jarnkrok to a Six-Year Contract". NHL. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.

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