Niklas Kronwall retires after 15 seasons with Wings

Veteran defenceman Niklas Kronwall announced his retirement on Tuesday after 15 seasons in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings.

Kronwall, who was an unrestricted free agent this offseason, scored three goals and posted 27 points in 79 games last season.

He will join the Red Wings front office as a new advisor to the general manager, Steve Yzerman.