Pacific Division RANK: 8
Record: 5-16-2 NHL rank: 31

Niklas Hjalmarsson

#4 • D
  • Status: On roster
  • Height: 6'3
  • Weight: 197 lbs.
  • Shoots: L
  • Experience: 10 years
  • Birthdate: Jun 6, 1987
  • Birthplace: Eksjo, SWE
  • Drafted: Drafted by Chicago in 2005 (4/108).
  • Acquired: Acquired in a trade with Chicago in 2017.
2017-18 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 14 0 4 4 -6 2 0 0 0 21:37 11 0.29
On Pace 72 0 21 21 -31 10 0 0 0 21:37 57 0.29
Scouting Report
Assets:
Can log big minutes and is adept at shutting opponents down. Has a very solid frame, grit and plenty of puck-moving ability. Gives his all every time he hits the ice. Blocks shots with aplomb.
Flaws:
Does not own high-end offensive acumen, or the ability to quarterback a power play, so that limits his overall production in the NHL. Also, he lacks consistency in the physicality department.
Career Potential:
Excellent shutdown defenseman.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup 2014-15 (Chicago), 2012-13 (Chicago), 2009-10 (Chicago)
Olympic Olympic Silver Medal 2014 (Sweden)