|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.|
|12/06/2013||Lower body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|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.|
Victor Hedman will miss at least one week | 12/06/2013 1:31 PM
NewsVictor Hedman is expected to be out for a minimum of a week after sustaining a lower-body injury on Thursday.
Erik Erlendsson on Twitter
ImpactHedman will be re-evaluated next week and the Lightning will go from there. He has 15 points and 23 penalty minutes in 28 games this season. Although his diagnosis could have certainly been worse, this is still a big blow to a team that's already trying to get by without star forward Steve Stamkos.
Victor Hedman leaves game after suffering LBI | 12/06/2013 8:07 AM
NewsVictor Hedman suffered a lower-body injury during the first period of Tampa Bay's 3-1 win over Ottawa.
ImpactHe exited the contest after playing eight shifts and logging 5:39 of ice time. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Victor Hedman scores two in win over Flyers | 11/28/2013 12:18 AM
NewsVictor Hedman picked up his fifth and sixth goals of the season in Tampa Bay's 4-2 win over Philadelphia Wednesday.
ImpactWith 15 points in 25 games, Hedman is beginning to show why he was the first overall selection in the 2009 Entry Draft. Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson also scored goals for Tampa in the win.
Hedman can't save Lightning Tuesday | 11/20/2013 5:04 AM
NewsVictor Hedman tallied a goal and registered an assist in Tampa Bay's 5-2 loss to Los Angeles Tuesday evening.
ImpactHedman now has four goals and seven assists in 21 games. Valtteri Filppula scored the other goal in the loss.
Victor Hedman picks up 2 points Thursday | 11/15/2013 7:53 AM
NewsVictor Hedman earned a goal and a helper in Thursday's 5-1 win over Anaheim.
ImpactHe has nine points, 25 blocks and 19 hits in 19 games this campaign, which amounts to a decent start but nothing spectacular. Still, he has a wealth of potential to put up solid numbers across the board.
Hedman rebounds after minus 5 game | 10/26/2013 11:29 AM
NewsVictor Hedman rebounded nicely Thursday night after a horrendous game last Saturday in Boston in which he went minus five.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactHedman scored a goal, registered an assist, blocked four shots and was plus two in the Bolts' 6-5 overtime win over the Blackhawks Thursday night. It was a dominating performance by Hedman that was welcomed by the Lightning coaching staff. The 23-year-old may finally be coming into his own. If he is a free agent in your pool pick him up immediately.
Victor Hedman will attempt to rebound Thurs. | 10/21/2013 9:32 AM
NewsVictor Hedman ended up with a minus-5 rating in Saturday's 5-0 loss to Boston on Saturday night.
St. Petersburg Times
Impact"Usually when you have a tough game like I had, you want to get right back into it," Hedman said. "But you have to be professional about it, you have to face adversity sometimes." Tampa Bay doesn't play again until Thursday night when Chicago visits, so he has plenty of time to refocus and learn from his mistakes. Hedman has three helpers, 11 penalty minutes and a minus-2 rating in eight games.
Hedman critical of Russia's anti-gay laws | 08/20/2013 11:47 AM
NewsVictor Hedman has been critical of Russia's anti-gay laws and he said the feedback he's received from his comments has been positive.
St. Petersburg Times
Impact"Everything has been just positive from the people I know," he said on Monday. "It's been a big topic with everyone and as far as with friends and family, they liked the response. We just stood up for everyone's rights." Russia's bans on homosexual propaganda will apply to the participating athletes at the Winter Olympics in Sochi and several athletes, including some NHLers, have already spoken out against it. However, it won't stop him from participating if he gets an opportunity to represent his country. "You can think it's wrong, but when you're there you're going to focus on the Olympics and play well in those games," he stated.
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. Phi||Nov 27||2|
|Assists||1||9 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Nov 27||2|
|Points||3||vs. Phi||Nov 27||2|
|Penalty Minutes||5||at Buf||Oct 8||5|
|Plus/Minus||2||4 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Nov 27||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||vs. Phi||Nov 27||0|
|Power Play Points||1||3 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Nov 27||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||28 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Dec 5||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||2 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Nov 27||0|
|Shots||5||at Mtl||Nov 12||5|
|Penalty Minutes||79||2009-10 (TB)|
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