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Niklas Hjalmarsson

30-Year-Old Defenseman – Arizona Coyotes

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Hjalmarsson is a fantastic stay-at-home defender, but his lack of offensive production keeps him from being a viable option in most fantasy formats. The 30-year-old rearguard has yet to top 30 points in a single season since he entered the NHL in 2007-08, and he only managed...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 197   DOB: 6/6/1987   BORN: Eksjo, Sweden   DRAFTED: 4th Rd, #108 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Niklas Hjalmarsson Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $20.5 million extension with the Blackhawks in September of 2013. The extension will not take effect until the 2014-15 season, since Hjalmarsson still has one year remaining on his previous contract.

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Hjalmarsson has started 59.4 percent of his five-on-five shifts in the defensive zone through five games this season.

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Niklas Hjalmarsson NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2007-08 20 13 0 1 1 -2 13 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 21 21 1 2 3 4 0 15 6.7 0 0 14:59 0 0 0 0:06 15 22
2009-10 22 77 2 15 17 9 20 62 3.2 1 0 19:40 0 0 0 0:13 59 137
2010-11 23 NHL CHI 80 3 7 10 13 39 64 4.7 0 0 18:29 0 0 0 0:06 46 166
2011-12 24 NHL CHI 69 1 14 15 9 14 65 1.5 0 0 20:11 0 0 0 0:06 42 142
2012-13 25 NHL CHI 46 2 8 10 15 22 43 4.7 0 0 20:54 0 0 0 0:06 26 94
2013-14 26 NHL CHI 81 4 22 26 11 34 98 4.1 1 1 21:17 0 0 0 0:07 39 157
2014-15 27 NHL CHI 82 3 16 19 25 44 97 3.1 1 0 21:53 0 0 0 0:09 39 127
2015-16 28 NHL CHI 81 2 22 24 13 32 77 2.6 0 0 22:23 0 2 2 0:09 32 151
2016-17 29 NHL CHI 73 5 13 18 12 20 61 8.2 0 0 21:30 0 0 0 0:06 23 181
2017-18 30 NHL ARI 8 0 1 1 -6 0 5 0.0 0 0 22:12 0 0 0 0:57 2 18
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Niklas Hjalmarsson – Playing Time Overview

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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

22:12

Average Time On Ice

On average, Niklas Hjalmarsson was on the ice for 22:12.

0:57

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Niklas Hjalmarsson was on the ice for 0:57 during power plays.

2:37

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Niklas Hjalmarsson was on the ice for 2:37 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 22:23 0:09 2:52
2016-17 21:30 0:06 2:48
2017-18 22:12 0:57 2:37

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Niklas Hjalmarsson
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 21 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 22:05 1:21
Oct 19 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:23 2:56
Oct 17 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 24:13 2:03
Oct 14 BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 20:03 0:27
Oct 12 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 21:33 0:36
Oct 10 VGK@VGK 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 21:47 0:00
Oct 7 VGK 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 24:26 0:12
Oct 5 ANA@ANA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 22:09 0:00

Niklas Hjalmarsson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Blackhawks traded Hjalmarsson to the Coyotes in exchange for Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin on Friday.

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Hjalmarsson turned down an invitation to suit up for Sweden at the 2017 IIHF World Championship, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Hjalmarsson (personal) is back with the team following the birth of his child, Eric Lear of Blackhawks TV reports.

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Hjalmarsson (personal) isn't travelling with the Blackhawks for their current three-game road trip, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Hjalmarsson will get the night off Friday when the Blackhawks take on the Red Wings, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Hjalmarsson (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Wednesday, Eric Lear of Blackhawks TV reports.

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Hjalmarsson (upper body) is hoping to be ready for Thursday's clash with Anaheim, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Hjalmarsson (upper body) was placed on injured reserve by the Blackhawks on Tuesday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Hjalmarsson (upper body) has been ruled out for the Blackhawks' next three games.

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Hjalmarsson (upper body) is day-to-day and will be out for Sunday's contest against the Blues, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Hjalmarsson left Thursday's game against Arizona in the first period and will not return.

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Hjalmarsson played remarkably Friday, picking up six blocked shots to complement a shorthanded assist and a plus-five rating over 24:11 of ice time in a home win over the Jets.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

Hjalmarsson isn't known for his offensive contributions, and rightfully so. The 29-year-old defender has yet to top 30 points in a single campaign since he entered the league in 2007-08. He is, however, widely considered to be one of the NHL's most underrated defenders. Hjalmarsson does excellent work in the defensive zone, and has an unwavering commitment to blocking shots. The left-handed defenseman is also talented enough to log a ton of tough minutes against his opponents' best players, and is a key member of the 'Hawks top penalty-killing unit. The 6-foot-3 Swede won't be worth a roster spot in all formats, but can be expected to deliver around 20 points for owners rounding out their defensive depth in deeper leagues.

2014-15

Hjalmarsson might be considered the third defenseman on the Hawks, but that's not too shabby considering the two ahead of him are Duncan Keith (Norris Trophy winner) and Brent Seabrook. Some might even have him ahead of Seabrook. The 27-year-old blueliner had a career high in assists (22) and points (26) in 2013-14, and ranked in the top 20 in blocked shots with 157. There's value in that combination and even more if he continues to track up to the 30-point mark.

2013-14

Hjalmarsson's numbers last season -- points, hits and blocked shots -- were consistent with his last few years. He's an absolutely punishing defender and plays in every important defensive situation. And while he has untapped offensive ability, he is most valuable in his own zone. He's an asset in specialty formats, but is unlikely to help you in standard leagues.

2012-13

Hjalmarsson was one of the top names that were supposed to be shipped out by the Blackhawks, but he was still on the roster when the summer ended. He is a shot-blocking specialist and was second on the team in that category with 142, behind only the great Brent Seabrook. He'll be a steady 15-18 point producer; don't draft for any more.

2011-12

Hjalmarsson was a controversial figure during the 2010-11 offseason for the Blackhawks as the team needed to match the San Jose Sharks offer for him. The result is that the team was placed at the limit of the salary cap. Hjalmarsson saw a dip in scoring with just three goals and seven assists. However, he increased his blocked shots to 166 from 137 the year before. More is sure to be expected from him for 2011-12.

2010-11

Hjalmarsson is an outstanding defender who is emerging as a top-notch, shot-blocking, shutdown specialist. But the 23-year-old boasts some impressive offensive skills that are unfortunately underutilized on an extremely deep Hawks blue line. He's a Dan Hamhuis clone, just a few years younger. Expect 20-25 points this season with slow growth dependent on his role. Just beware he may become so valuable killing penalties and shutting down the opposition's best forwards that he may never fully develop his offensive game.

2009-10

The 22-year-old defenseman could be a major plus come the 2009-10 season. He was injured in the first Hawks game last season and then relegated to Rockford. Hjalmarsson was brought up near the end of the season and would play 21 games for the entire season while registering a goal and two assists along with a plus-4 rating. He also played several minutes on the ice in a couple of games in the Detroit series in the playoffs.

2008-09

Hjalmarsson played in 13 games with the Hawks last season. He'll compete with Jordan Hendry, Cam Barker, and Matt Walker for the third defensive pairing. He shouldn't have lots of value in a standard league but could accrue decent assist numbers for teams in deep leagues.