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Niklas Hjalmarsson

27-Year-Old Defenseman – Chicago Blackhawks

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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...

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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
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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Niklas Hjalmarsson was on the ice for 21:17.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Niklas Hjalmarsson was on the ice for 0:08 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 20:11 0:06
2012-13 20:54 0:08
2013-14 21:17 0:08

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Niklas Hjalmarsson 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Jun 1 LA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 5 25:48 0:00
May 30 at LA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 21:12 0:00
May 28 LA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 31:47 0:09
May 26 at LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 5 18:02 0:16
May 24 at LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:40 0:00
May 21 LA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 15:43 0:00
May 18 LA 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 18:55 0:11
May 15 MIN Did Not Play
May 13 at MIN 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 23:48 0:00
May 11 MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 20:48 0:35
May 9 at MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:23 0:00
May 6 at MIN 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 17:12 0:00
May 4 MIN 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 20:16 0:00
May 2 MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:34 0:00
Apr 27 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 22:07 0:05
Apr 25 at STL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 6 26:33 0:00
Apr 23 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 28:43 0:00
Apr 21 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 22:44 0:22
Apr 19 at STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 6 25:59 0:29
Apr 17 at STL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 6 40:04 0:01
Apr 12 at NSH Did Not Play
Apr 11 at WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:08 0:32
Apr 9 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:19 0:00
Apr 6 STL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 18:44 0:07
Apr 4 at CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 21:26 0:00
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Apr 3 MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 27:35 0:00
Mar 30 at PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 19:43 0:00
Mar 28 at OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 15:11 0:00
Mar 27 at BOS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:16 0:11
Mar 25 DAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 3 26:14 0:00
Mar 23 NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 21:10 0:00
Mar 21 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 23:47 0:25
Mar 19 STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:18 0:01
Mar 18 at PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 27:11 0:06
Mar 16 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 20:39 0:00
Mar 14 NSH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:24 0:00
Mar 12 at COL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 20:45 0:03
Mar 9 at BUF 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 21:41 0:02
Mar 6 CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:44 0:00
Mar 4 COL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:00 0:00
Mar 1 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 22:53 0:07
Feb 27 at NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 18:40 0:18
Feb 7 at PHO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 1 21:45 0:08
Feb 5 at ANH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 6 23:49 0:08
Feb 3 at LA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 19:25 0:00
Feb 1 at SJ 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 22:15 0:00
Jan 29 at VAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 6 22:48 0:08
Jan 28 at CGY 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 23:06 0:00
Jan 26 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 19:27 0:00
Jan 23 at MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:31 0:00
Jan 22 at DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 23:23 0:00
Jan 19 BOS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 25:15 0:00
Jan 17 ANH 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 17:55 0:10
Jan 14 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 2 22:27 0:10
Jan 12 EDM 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 18:50 0:00
Jan 11 at MON 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 21:12 0:10
Jan 8 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 21:32 0:05
Jan 5 SJ 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 5 23:23 0:00
Jan 3 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 23:24 0:02
Jan 2 at NYI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 24:02 0:00
Dec 30 LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 20:34 0:00
Dec 28 at STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 27:00 0:00
Dec 27 COL 0 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:17 0:10
Dec 23 NJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 19:33 0:04
Dec 20 VAN 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 21:31 0:03
Dec 17 at NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 21:23 0:05
Dec 15 LA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 21:04 0:00
Dec 14 at TOR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 19:01 0:01
Dec 11 PHI 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 20:20 1:39
Dec 10 at DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 21:27 0:00
Dec 8 FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 21:38 0:00
Dec 6 ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 21:27 0:16
Dec 5 at MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 18:57 0:00
Dec 3 DAL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 17:29 0:04
Nov 30 at PHO 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 3 18:40 0:23
Nov 29 at DAL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 24:23 0:05
Nov 27 at CGY 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 22:48 0:08
Nov 25 at EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 19:31 0:22
Nov 23 at VAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 23:11 0:00
Nov 21 at WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 22:49 0:00
Nov 19 at COL 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 18:56 0:08
Nov 17 SJ 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 21:09 0:00
Nov 16 at NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:04 0:00
Nov 14 PHO 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 23:39 0:00
Nov 10 EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 19:25 0:44
Nov 9 at DAL 1 0 1 -1 2 0 0 1 3 33.3 1 3 24:32 0:00
Nov 6 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 20:15 0:00
Nov 3 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 21:07 0:00
Nov 2 at WPG 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 19:00 0:02
Oct 29 OTT 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 22:09 0:06
Oct 28 at MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 21:15 0:00
Oct 26 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:40 0:00
Oct 24 at TB 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 22:56 0:47
Oct 22 at FLA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 22:33 0:00
Oct 19 TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 21:02 0:00
Oct 17 STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 20:10 0:04
Oct 15 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 7 26:00 0:15
Oct 12 BUF 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 20:48 0:29
Oct 11 NYI 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 19:58 0:10
Oct 9 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 24:21 0:00
Oct 5 TB 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 19:20 0:00
Oct 1 WAS 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 20:57 0:17

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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2013-14

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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.