Central Division RANK: 3
Record: 47-26-10 NHL rank: 5

Niklas Hjalmarsson 4

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  • Status: In training camp
  • Height: 6'3
  • Weight: 197 lbs.
  • Shoots: L
  • Experience: 9 years
  • Birthdate: Jun 6, 1987
  • Birthplace: Eksjo, SWE
  • Drafted: Drafted by Chicago in 2005 (4/108).
Season stats
  • Team Blackhawks
  • GP 81
  • G 2
  • A 22
  • Pts 24
  • +/- 13
  • PIM 32
  • PPG 0
  • SHG 0
  • GWG 0
  • TOI 22:22
  • S 77
  • PtsPG 0.30

2015-16 Season Stats

GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 81 2 22 24 13 32 0 0 0 22:22 77 0.30
Playoffs 7 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 24:10 4 0.14

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:
Doesn't own high-end offensive acumen, or the ability to quarterback a power play, so that limits his overall production. Also, he lacks consistency in the physicality department.
Career Potential:
Excellent big-minute 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)