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Niklas Hjalmarsson

27-Year-Old Defenseman – Chicago Blackhawks

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 i...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 207   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, 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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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 4 0 2 2 2 8 4 0.0 0 0 22:28 0 0 0 0:12 3 6
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#2 Right Defenseman
  1. Brent Seabrook
  2. Niklas Hjalmarsson
  3. Michal Rozsival
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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Niklas Hjalmarsson was on the ice for 22:28.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Niklas Hjalmarsson was on the ice for 0:12 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 20:54 0:08
2013-14 21:17 0:08
2014-15 22:28 0:12

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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
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 )

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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Hjalmarsson continued his solid play in the Stanley Cup playoff series against the Blues with six blocked shots on Friday in the Hawks' 3-2 win in overtime in Game 5.

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Hjalmarsson will not play in Saturday's game against the Predators, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Hjalmarsson has four goals and 19 assists in 60 games at the Olympic break.

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Hjalmarsson supplied two assists in Friday's 7-2 win over the Avalanche.

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Hjalmarsson recorded two assists in Wednesday’s win over the Flames.

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Hjalmarsson left Friday's practice with an upper-body injury, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Hjalmarsson scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's 5-1 win over Winnipeg.

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Hjalmarsson notched his fifth assist of the season in the Blackhawks' 3-2 shootout loss to the Blues on Thursday night.

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Hjalmarsson notched an assist in a 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday night.

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Hjalmarsson notched a pair of assists and went plus-4 in the season-opening win against Washington on Tuesday.

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2014-15

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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.