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Niklas Hjalmarsson

28-Year-Old Defenseman – Chicago Blackhawks

2014-15 NHL Stats

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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 taken 44 hits in the Western Conference Finals heading into Game 7 against the Ducks, but said that he's just fine for Saturday night, ESPN Chicago reports.

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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 0:07 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 0:08 26 94
2013-14 26 NHL CHI 81 4 22 26 11 34 98 4.1 1 1 21:17 0 0 0 0:08 39 157
2014-15 27 NHL CHI 82 3 16 19 25 44 97 3.1 1 0 21:53 0 0 0 0:11 39 127
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Time On Ice Stats

21:53

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Niklas Hjalmarsson was on the ice for 21:53.

0:11

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Niklas Hjalmarsson was on the ice for 0:11 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 20:54 0:08
2013-14 21:17 0:08
2014-15 21:53 0:11

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Niklas Hjalmarsson 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Jun 15 TB 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 25:44 0:48
Jun 13 at TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 7 28:19 0:04
Jun 10 TB 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 24:54 0:20
Jun 8 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 4 24:16 0:00
Jun 6 at TB 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 21:31 0:02
Jun 3 at TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 22:34 0:22
May 30 at ANH 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 26:45 0:00
May 27 ANH 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 26:45 0:20
May 25 at ANH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 25:34 0:08
May 23 ANH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 7 39:13 0:06
May 21 ANH 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:01 0:02
May 19 at ANH 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 6 47:35 0:00
May 17 at ANH 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 20:10 0:06
May 7 at MIN 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 26:09 0:00
May 5 at MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:04 0:00
May 3 MIN 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 21:28 0:00
May 1 MIN 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 22:17 0:19
Apr 25 NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 22:45 0:00
Apr 23 at NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 20:14 0:15
Apr 21 NSH 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 37:34 0:10
Apr 19 NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 21:58 0:17
Apr 17 at NSH 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 20:21 0:02
Apr 15 at NSH 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 4 31:43 0:22
Apr 11 at COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 22:34 0:00
Apr 9 at STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 22:30 0:21
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Apr 7 MIN 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 20:54 0:01
Apr 5 STL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 22:19 0:00
Apr 3 at BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 21:48 0:11
Apr 2 VAN 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 16:19 0:00
Mar 30 LA 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 21:48 0:01
Mar 29 at WPG 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 22:33 0:00
Mar 27 CLS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 16:42 0:22
Mar 25 at PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 20:26 0:00
Mar 23 at CAR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 22:47 0:00
Mar 21 at DAL 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 19:41 0:21
Mar 18 at NYR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 23:09 0:14
Mar 17 NYI 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 21:11 0:07
Mar 14 at SJ 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:30 0:00
Mar 12 at ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 18:34 0:06
Mar 8 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 21:57 0:22
Mar 6 EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 24:55 0:01
Mar 2 CAR 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 24:23 0:00
Feb 27 at TB 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 23:08 0:00
Feb 26 at FLA 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 23:24 0:14
Feb 24 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 24:42 0:11
Feb 22 BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 21:01 0:10
Feb 20 COL 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:33 0:00
Feb 18 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 24:10 0:19
Feb 15 PIT 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 2 22:12 0:00
Feb 13 NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 22:08 1:24
Feb 11 VAN 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:14 0:05
Feb 9 ARI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 21:36 0:28
Feb 8 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 22:06 0:08
Feb 6 at WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 24:52 0:00
Feb 3 at MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 21:36 0:00
Jan 31 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 19:16 0:00
Jan 30 at ANH 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 22:28 0:06
Jan 28 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:37 0:04
Jan 21 at PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 28:03 0:00
Jan 20 ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 21:16 0:22
Jan 18 DAL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 21:13 0:00
Jan 16 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 19:32 0:07
Jan 11 MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 23:49 0:04
Jan 9 at EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 20:21 0:10
Jan 8 at MIN 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 24:01 0:00
Jan 6 COL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 17:41 0:00
Jan 4 DAL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 4 25:04 0:00
Jan 1 at WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:55 0:18
Dec 29 NSH 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:45 0:02
Dec 27 at COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 23:47 0:04
Dec 23 WPG 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 19:26 0:00
Dec 21 TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 20:06 0:00
Dec 20 at CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 21:47 0:11
Dec 16 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 23:48 0:01
Dec 14 CGY 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 23:46 0:05
Dec 13 at NYI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 21:54 0:00
Dec 11 at BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 23:54 0:00
Dec 9 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 22:16 0:00
Dec 6 at NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:16 0:00
Dec 5 MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 21:06 0:00
Dec 3 STL 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:58 0:00
Nov 29 at LA 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 25:48 0:38
Nov 28 at ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 20:11 0:24
Nov 26 at COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 23:32 0:27
Nov 23 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 21:24 0:00
Nov 22 at EDM 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 21:23 0:39
Nov 20 at CGY 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 22:53 0:00
Nov 16 DAL 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 22:48 0:20
Nov 14 at DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 19:15 0:00
Nov 11 TB 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 22:35 0:04
Nov 9 SJ 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 25:32 0:00
Nov 7 WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 23:59 0:13
Nov 4 at MON 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 21:45 0:00
Nov 2 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 22:18 0:00
Nov 1 at TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 18:06 0:00
Oct 30 at OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 23:01 0:16
Oct 28 ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 17:33 0:02
Oct 26 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 24:13 0:34
Oct 25 at STL 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 21:07 0:16
Oct 23 at NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 20:19 0:00
Oct 21 PHI 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:16 0:20
Oct 18 NSH 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 22:48 0:24
Oct 15 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 21:58 0:18
Oct 11 BUF 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 19:58 0:00
Oct 9 at DAL 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 25:06 0:05

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

Hjalmarsson was credited with a secondary assist on Patrick Kane's third-period goal in Sunday's win over the Wild.

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Hjalmarsson potted his third goal of the season and finished with a plus-3 rating in Monday's 4-1 win over the Kings.

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Hjalmarsson (hand) will play Sunday against the Jets, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Hjalmarsson suffered a hand injury in the third period of Friday's loss to the Blue Jackets, ESPN Chicago reports.

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Hjalmarsson picked up an assist on Marian Hossa's empty-net tally in Saturday's win over the Sharks.

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Hjalmarsson scored his second goal of the season in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Penguins.

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Hjalmarsson scored his first point since Dec. 14 on Sunday, recording an assist in a 5-4 win over the Stars.

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Hjalmarsson scored his first goal of the season and went plus-3 in a game-high 25:32 of ice time during Sunday's win over San Jose.

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Hjalmarsson tallied an assist -- ending a streak of eight consecutive games without a point -- in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Canadiens.

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Hjalmarsson, who skated in Game 3 despite not being able to talk after taking a shot to his throat in Game 2, will skate in Game 4 against the Wild despite not practicing in the morning skate, CSN Chicago.com reports.

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Hjalmarrson, who took a shot to his throat in Game 2 on Sunday, will be able to skate on Tuesday in Game 3, ESPN Chicago reports.

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Hjalmarsson assisted on two goals in Sunday's Game 2 win over the Wild.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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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.