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Niklas Hjalmarsson

29-Year-Old Defenseman – Chicago Blackhawks

2016-17 NHL Stats

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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. Hjal...

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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 served his three-game suspension for charging St. Louis' Ty Rattie during a preseason contest, and will be in the lineup for Friday's matchup with Nashville, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

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  Overall Power Play Defense
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
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 28 3 4 7 5 4 23 13.0 0 0 21:57 0 0 0 0:04 10 60

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Niklas Hjalmarsson – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

21:57

Average Time On Ice

On average, Niklas Hjalmarsson was on the ice for 21:57.

0:04

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Niklas Hjalmarsson was on the ice for 0:04 during power plays.

3:03

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Niklas Hjalmarsson was on the ice for 3:03 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 21:53 0:11 3:07
2015-16 22:23 0:09 3:08
2016-17 21:57 0:04 3:03

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Niklas Hjalmarsson
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 9 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 24:14 0:00
Dec 6 ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 24:06 0:00
Dec 4 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 21:06 0:00
Dec 3 @PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 20:09 0:00
Dec 1 NJD 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 3 22:50 0:03
Nov 29 FLA 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 27:36 0:11
Nov 26 @LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 22:55 0:09
Nov 25 @ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 23:57 0:00
Nov 23 @SAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 23:13 0:01
Nov 21 @EDM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 21:07 0:00
Nov 19 @VAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 22:33 0:00
Nov 18 @CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 26:15 0:00
Nov 15 @WPG 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 18:16 0:00
Nov 13 MON 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 5 21:47 0:00
Nov 11 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 18:30 0:00
Nov 9 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:11 0:00
Nov 6 DAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 25:11 0:12
Nov 5 @DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 8 21:18 0:14
Nov 3 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 20:09 0:02
Nov 1 CGY 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 2 19:54 0:00
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Oct 30 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:29 0:26
Oct 28 @NJD 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 21:52 0:00
Oct 24 CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 26:51 0:00
Oct 22 TOR 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 19:57 0:00
Oct 21 @CLM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 18:11 0:00
Oct 18 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:41 0:07
Oct 15 NAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 20:49 0:09
Oct 14 @NAS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 21:19 0:04
Oct 12 STL Did Not Play

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

Hjalmarsson has been suspended for the remainder of the preseason and Opening Night, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced Monday.

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Hjalmarsson (rest) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's regular season finale against Columbus, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

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Hjalmarsson picked up two assists in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Stars.

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Hjalmarsson lit the lamp and added a helper against the Sabres on Friday. He also went plus-2 and had two penalty minutes.

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Hjalmarsson collected two assists in 21:40 of ice time in Tuesday's win over the Predators.

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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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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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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.