Pacific Division RANK: 6
Record: 30-42-4 NHL rank: 28

Niklas Hjalmarsson

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  • Status: Off season
  • 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.
2016-17 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 73 5 13 18 12 20 0 0 0 21:29 61 0.25
Playoffs 4 0 0 0 -4 2 0 0 0 22:29 1 0.00
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)