This season, Krüger led his team the Djurgarden Elitserien in scoring with 6 goals and 29 assists for 35 points and a +12 rating.
Krüger, the Blackhawks 5th round pick (149th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft, signed his 3-year entry-level contract with the Blackhawks on June 18, 2010. His cap number is $900,000 and his deal is heavy on performance bonuses (possible $310k) this year. Krüger’s base salary this season is $590,000 plus a $90,000 signing bonus.
Krüger was very impressive during the rookie camp in July, and GM Stan Bowman told Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald that the team wanted the young Swede to come to Chicago at the beginning of this season. He’s a smooth skating center with good hands and great vision. Bowman described him as being in the same mold as Dave Bolland.