|Assets:||Can log huge amounts of ice time. Skates as well as anyone ever has at his size (6-6, 229 pounds). Possesses tremendous shutdown ability and good offensive upside, as well.|
|Flaws:||Is still a work-in-progress rearguard on offense. Expectations are really high because of his great physical skill set, but can he meet them? Can he handle that pressure?|
|Career Potential:||Talented all-round defenseman with big upside.|
|4/13/2013||Missed 4 games (lower body injury).|
|4/06/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|9/25/2012||Signed with Barys Astana (KHL).|
|3/27/2012||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|3/06/2012||Missed 4 games (upper body injury).|
|2/26/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/31/2012||Missed 13 games (concussion).|
|1/03/2012||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|11/30/2011||Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a five-year contract extension.|
|11/14/2011||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|11/06/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/13/2011||Missed the last 2 regular season games (lower body injury).|
|4/08/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/06/2010||Missed 1 game (foot injury).|
|11/04/2010||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|4/11/2010||Missed the last 2 games of the regular season (upper body injury).|
|4/10/2010||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/08/2010||Missed 3 games (hip flexor).|
|3/31/2010||Hip flexor, day-to-day.|
|12/18/2009||Missed 1 game (foot injury).|
|12/17/2009||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|11/12/2009||Missed 1 game (concussion).|
|11/06/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/09/2009||Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/26/2009||Drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round (2nd overall) in 2009.|
Hedman picks up two assists in loss | 04/18/2013 10:56 PM
NewsVictor Hedman assisted on both Lightning goals in a 3-2 loss to Montreal on Thursday.
ImpactHedman has enjoyed a mini-breakout offensively this season with 19 points in 40 games, a vast improvement on his scoring pace over his first two NHL seasons. Richard Panik and Vincent Lecavalier were the goal scorers for Tampa Bay in the loss.
Victor Hedman back in the lineup. | 04/14/2013 10:03 AM
NewsVictor Hedman returned to the lineup Saturday after missing four games with a lower-body injury.
Impact''I'm 100 now. It's been healing very well,'' Hedman said. "I've been skating hard, I feel good on the ice and it's up to me to show that I'm ready to play and play the minutes I'm used to playing.'' Hedman is enjoying a good season with 17 points and a plus-7 rating in 37 games.
Hedman will play Saturday v Caps | 04/13/2013 12:36 PM
NewsViktor Hedman will be back in the Lightning lineup against Washington Saturday night.
Erik Erlendsson Twitter
ImpactHe has missed the last week with a lower-body injury. If you need Hedman, activate him before Saturday night's contest.
Victor Hedman hopes to return this weekend | 04/11/2013 12:07 PM
NewsVictor Hedman (lower body) skated Thursday morning in a regular jersey, but he won't play against Pittsburgh.
Damian Cristodero on Twitter
ImpactHe hopes to return this weekend. Hedman has been sidelined since April 4 with a lower-body injury.
Victor Hedman won't play Thursday vs. Pens | 04/10/2013 11:52 AM
NewsVictor Hedman has not been on the ice since suffering a lower-body injury last Thursday in Carolina.
ImpactCoach Jon Cooper has already ruled Hedman out for Thursday's home game against Pittsburgh.
Victor Hedman is fine to play Wednesday | 03/20/2013 2:55 PM
NewsVictor Hedman (upper body) appears as though he will be fine to play Wednesday night in Toronto.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactThe Tampa defenseman was forced out of Monday's game with an upper-body injury, but he the decision was "precautionary" and that his ailment was "not a big issue." Keep him active if you normally would.
Lightning calling Victor Hedman day-to-day | 03/19/2013 5:19 PM
NewsThe Tampa Bay Lightning are calling Victor Hedman (upper body) day-to-day.
Damian Cristodero on Twitter
ImpactHedman left Monday's game in the second period with the injury. The Lightning play Wednesday night against the Maple Leafs so we should have some more detail on his status after the morning skate.
Victor Hedman hurt in Monday's win | 03/19/2013 8:46 AM
NewsVictor Hedman left Monday's contest in the second period with an upper-body ailment.
ImpactHe will be reassessed before Wednesday's game versus Toronto. Hedman is enjoying a strong season with 14 points, 36 hits, 59 blocks and a plus-10 rating in 29 appearances.
Hedman, Salo rally Lightning in shootout loss | 02/13/2013 12:21 AM
NewsVictor Hedman netted two goals to help Tampa Bay get a point in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to Montreal.
ImpactHe scored two goals late in the second period to get the Lightning back into the game from a 3-0 deficit. Fellow Tampa defenseman Sami Salo, who also had an assist on the night, scored the tying goal on a last-minute power play to get the two sides into overtime. Hedman has stepped up this year in a big way. He currently has four goals, four assists and a plus-10 rating after 12 games.
| 02/08/2013 2:42 AM
NewsVictor Hedman returned to action on Thursday February 7.
Victor Hedman (lower body) misses practice | 02/05/2013 5:39 PM
NewsVictor Hedman missed the Tampa Bay Lightning's Tuesday morning skate due to a lower body injury.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactHedman is still probable for the Lightning's Tuesday night game against Philadelphia, but we'll err on the side of caution and list him as day-to-day. He has two goals and five points in eight games this season.
Victor Hedman records second goal of '13 | 01/28/2013 1:19 PM
NewsVictor Hedman scored his second goal of the season on Sunday.
ImpactThe Tampa Bay defender has three points in his last two games and his impressive plus-7 rating after five contests ranks him fourth in the NHL. Hedman has plenty of potential to be a great all-around defenseman and he is starting to show that in the early going of the 2013 campaign.
Victor Hedman riding high going into season | 01/10/2013 11:41 AM
NewsVictor Hedman is anxious to take the improvements he made in the KHL to Tampa this season.
ImpactHe recorded one goal, 20 points, 70 penalty minutes and a plus-18 rating over 26 contests with Barys Astana. "My offensive game, I think, got a real good boost playing almost two minutes every power-play," Hedman said. "I played a lot of minutes, so that's good for my offensive game. I think it's a little bit more physical here and I need to get back like I was last year because I think I improved in that part of the game. Maybe it fell off a little bit over there because it's big ice, and not as physical so I need to get back my mean streak and improve on my overall game. I think I have picked up my game to a higher level, so I'm just excited to step on the ice to prove it in the NHL too." If he can blend his offensive improvements with a mean streak then his fantasy value should increase dramatically. His confidence is high going into this season, which should land him on your radar as a depth defender.
Hedman to return from strong stint in Russia | 01/07/2013 5:36 PM
NewsVictor Hedman is slated to arrive back in Tampa on Wednesday afternoon following his lockout trip in the KHL with Barys Astana.
ImpactHedman was superb overseas, posting a plus-18 rating with 20 points and 70 penalty minutes in 26 games. The second overall pick in the 2009 draft may finally be ready to take the next step and display a more complete game in his fourth NHL season.
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||52||15||16||31||-||74||-||-||-||-||-||0.60|
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||8||3||1||4||-||48||-||-||-||-||-||0.50|
|Goals||2||vs. Mtl||Feb 12||1|
|Assists||2||at Mtl||Apr 18||3|
|Points||2||3 times-last:at Mtl||last:Apr 18||3|
|Penalty Minutes||5||vs. Tor||Feb 19||15|
|Plus/Minus||3||2 times-last:vs. Car||last:Mar 16||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||44 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Apr 27||0|
|Power Play Points||1||2 times-last:at Mtl||last:Apr 18||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||44 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||44 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Apr 27||1|
|Shots||5||2 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Apr 27||5|
|Penalty Minutes||79||2009-10 (TB)|
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