Calle Järnkrok
Calle Jarnkrok 2016.jpg
Born 25 September 1991 (1991-09-25) (age 28),
Gävle, Sweden
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Nashville Predators
Brynäs IF
Ntl. team Flag of Sweden Sweden
NHL Draft 51st overall, 2010
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2009–present

Carl "Calle" Järnkrok (born 25 September 1991), nicknamed Ironhook,[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 of the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit

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

28 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 March 5, 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 AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals.[4] Järnkrok recorded an assist in his NHL debut on March 21, 2014.[5] Järnkrok scored his first NHL goal on March 27, 2014, against Matt Hackett of the Buffalo Sabres.[6]

During the 2014–15 season, in his first full NHL season, he recorded seven goals, and 11 assists in 74 games. Järnkrok 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 October 9–23, 2003. On July 17, 2015, the Predators re-signed Järnkrok to a one-year contract.[7] On July 26, 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 5th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

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 20002  —
2008–09 Brynäs IF J20 418182637 74372
2009–10 Brynäs IF J20 1911203130 20110
2009–10 Brynäs IF SEL 3346102 51120
2010–11 Brynäs IF SEL 491116274 33032
2011–12 Brynäs IF SEL 5016233922 164121612
2012–13 Brynäs IF SEL 5313294212 40006
2012–13 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 90330
2013–14 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 5713233614
2013–14 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 65490 31122
2013–14 Nashville Predators NHL 122794
2014–15 Nashville Predators NHL 747111818 60220
2015–16 Nashville Predators NHL 8116143014 140114
SHL totals 185447411840 288132120
NHL totals 16725325736 200334


Medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Sweden Sweden
World Championships
Gold 2013 Sweden/Finland
Bronze 2014 Minsk
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Sweden WJC18 5th 62794
2011 Sweden WJC 4th 6 2 3 5 2
2012 Sweden WC 6th 8 0 1 1 0
2013 Sweden WC Gold medal icon 10 0 1 1 4
2014 Sweden WC Bronze medal icon 10 0 0 0 4
Junior totals 12 4 10 14 6
Senior totals 28 0 2 2 8


  1. Nilsson, Johan (13 January 2010). Brynäs och Ironhook (Swedish).
  2. Järnkrok's nickname is a direct translation of his last name into English.
  3. Årets rookie, kandidat 2: Calle Järnkrok (Swedish). (2010-12-08).
  4. Red Wings acquire forward David Legwand from Nashville, March 5, 2014
  5. Nashville Predators at Calgary Flames. National Hockey League (2014-03-22).
  6. Buffalo Sabres at Nashville Predators. National Hockey League (2014-03-27).
  7. Predators Sign Jarnkrok to One-Year Contract. NHL (July 17, 2015). Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  8. Predators Sign Jarnkrok to a Six-Year Contract. NHL (July 26, 2016). Retrieved on July 27, 2016.

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