Central Division RANK: 1
Record: 48-21-9 NHL rank: 4

Niklas Hjalmarsson

#4 • D
  • Status: On roster
  • 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).
2016-17 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 70 5 13 18 12 18 0 0 0 21:32 60 0.26
On Pace 76 5 14 19 13 20 0 0 0 21:32 65 0.25
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)