Calle "Carl" Järnkrok (born 25 September 1991), nicknamed Ironhook, 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.
Järnkrok with the Predators in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final
25 September 1991|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)|
51st overall, 2010|
Detroit Red Wings
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.
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.
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. Järnkrok recorded an assist in his NHL debut on 21 March 2014. He scored his first NHL goal on 27 March 2014 against Matt Hackett of the Buffalo Sabres.
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. On 26 July 2016, Järnkrok was again re-signed by the Nashville Predators to a six-year, $12 million contract.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2012–13||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||9||0||3||3||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||57||13||23||36||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|Men's Ice hockey|
- Nilsson, Johan (13 January 2010). "Brynäs och Ironhook". Hockeysverige.se (in Swedish).
- Järnkrok's nickname is a direct translation of his last name into English.
- "Årets rookie, kandidat 2: Calle Järnkrok" (in Swedish). hockeyligan.se. 8 December 2010.
- Red Wings acquire forward David Legwand from Nashville NHL.com, 5 March 2014
- "Nashville Predators at Calgary Flames". National Hockey League. 22 March 2014.
- "Buffalo Sabres at Nashville Predators". National Hockey League. 27 March 2014.
- "Predators Sign Jarnkrok to One-Year Contract". NHL. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
- "Predators Sign Jarnkrok to a Six-Year Contract". NHL. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.