Niklas Hjalmarsson#4 • D
- Status: Fractured fibula, injured reserve
- Height: 6'3
- Weight: 197 lbs.
- Shoots: L
- Experience: 12 years
- Birthdate: Jun 6, 1987 (32 years)
- Birthplace: Eksjo, SWE
- Drafted: Drafted by Chicago in 2005 (4/108).
- Acquired: Acquired in a trade with Chicago in 2017.
|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. 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.|
|Long Range Potential:|
|Excellent shutdown defenseman.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2014-15 (Chicago), 2012-13 (Chicago), 2009-10 (Chicago)|
|Olympic||Olympic Silver Medal||2014 (Sweden)|