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Victor Hedman

23-Year-Old Defenseman – Tampa Bay Lightning

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Hedman came of age last season, much to the surprise of most hockey pundits -- including us. Hedman proved that can actually think the game like a stud defender and promptly delivered career numbers in goals (13), assists (42), points (55), shots on goal (170) and power-play...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Hand    EST. RETURN:  11/17/2014
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 233   DOB: 12/18/1990
BORN: Ornskoldsvik, Sweden   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #2 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Victor Hedman Contract Information:

In November of 2011, Hedman signed a five-year extension with the Lightning through 2016-17.

October 20, 2014  –  Victor Hedman News

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Hedman is expected to miss at least the next four weeks with a broken bone in his hand, TSN reports. The Lightning placed him on injured reserve.

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Victor Hedman 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
2009-10 18 74 4 16 20 -3 79 90 4.4 0 0 20:51 0 1 1 1:21 59 97
2010-11 19 NHL TB 79 3 23 26 3 70 101 3.0 0 0 21:01 0 3 3 1:44 54 85
2011-12 20 NHL TB 61 5 18 23 -9 65 82 6.1 0 0 23:06 0 4 4 1:09 96 127
2012-13 21 NHL TB 44 4 16 20 1 31 76 5.3 0 0 22:40 0 2 2 1:44 56 84
2013-14 22 NHL TB 75 13 42 55 5 53 170 7.6 2 0 22:26 3 11 14 2:36 86 101
2014-15 23 NHL TB 5 3 4 7 2 4 11 27.3 1 0 19:54 2 3 5 4:09 6 7
2014-15 Proj 23 NHL TB 76 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Victor Hedman

Age is determined on October 1st of each season.

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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Victor Hedman was on the ice for 19:54.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Victor Hedman was on the ice for 4:09 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 22:40 1:44
2013-14 22:26 2:36
2014-15 19:54 4:09

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Victor Hedman 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 28 ARI Did Not Play
Oct 25 at MIN Did Not Play
Oct 24 at WPG Did Not Play
Oct 21 at CGY Did Not Play
Oct 20 at EDM Did Not Play
Oct 18 at VAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 10:28 2:58
Oct 14 NJ 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 21:35 5:12
Oct 13 MON 1 3 4 1 0 0 2 0 4 25.0 1 1 21:23 2:26
Oct 11 OTT 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 2 23:06 3:03
Oct 9 FLA 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 33.3 2 2 22:56 7:08

Victor Hedman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hedman (upper body) is expected to miss the rest of the Lightning's road trip, the team's official site reports.

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Hedman, who left Saturday's game mid-way through the second period, has an upper-body injury and will not return, according to CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.

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Hedman was not on the Lightning's bench at the mid-point of the second period of Saturday's game, according to CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.

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Hedman dominated the offensive ledger for the Lightning in a 7-1 win over the Canadiens on Monday night, scoring a goal and adding three assists. Two of those helpers came on the power play.

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Hedman pounded home a power-play goal in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Senators.

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Hedman's power-play goal 1:11 into overtime powered the Lightning to a 3-2 win over the Panthers in their season opener Thursday.

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Hedman had a goal in Tuesday's season-ending loss to the Canadiens in Game 4 of their first-round matchup.

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Hedman (undisclosed) returned to the ice for Sunday's finale against the Capitals. He saw 24:17 of ice time.

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Hedman didn't return to Friday's fame after suffering a lower-body injury and there was no immediate update on his condition.

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Hedman left Friday's game due to a lower-body injury and is questionable to return, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Hedman was missing from the bench during the first period of Friday's game against Columbus, Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Hedman had a three-point night Tuesday in a win over Toronto. He factored into all of Tampa Bay's goals, scoring one into an empty net and setting up two, one of which came on the power play.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Is the gentle giant making progress? Well, let's just say, "maybe." Hedman's 20 points in 44 games in 2012-13 would have translated into 37 points over a full season. And that would have been a career best. But there's reason to believe he won't be the 50-plus point, number one defender we thought he'd be when the Bolts drafted him. Yes, he'll block shots and lay hits, but there seems to be concerns that Hedman just doesn't think the game well. And that will be an impediment to growing his offensive game. Still, he will likely deliver 40 points, 120 hits and 150 blocked shots in 2013-14, so draft him accordingly. Just don't expect much by way of special teams production -- that part of his game just hasn't developed thus far.

2012-13

Hedman is a talent. But he spent most of last season being schooled by opposing players. Those lessons started to sink in toward the end of the year and he had 10 points and an even rating in his last 13 games. That's impressive considering he finished with 23 points and a minus-9 rating on the season. He's still a bit of a gentle giant, but skating with the newly arrived Matt Carle should help take him to the next level. Are 40 points possible? He should come close, courtesy of first-unit power-play time. He'll hit 50 points in two years time.

2011-12

You know the theme music from 'Jaws?' You know, the one that foreshadows an impending sense of doom? Well that's not exactly what opposing forwards hear when Hedman comes their way. He's less of a shark-like predator and more of an octopus-like smotherer. But this season, he'll finally emerge as a dominant, top-pairing, 40-point, 90-PIM defender. He's never going to be a devastating hitter but he will be a formidable shut-down specialist who can elegantly transition into attack mode with a single step and pass. And in a couple of years, his point totals will spike into the mid-50s. Keeper leaguers rejoice.

2010-11

Hedman is a future star who will definitely improve on a rather weak rookie season. There were times when he appeared lost on the ice last season but there were others when he seemed like a poised 10-year vet. It's easy to forget the 6-foot-6, 220-pound behemoth is just 19 so we shouldn't expect the world. But 35 points -- or maybe 40 -- on a vastly improved Bolts squad are within reach. And of course, keeper-leaguers should be moving him to near the top of their defense lists. Those Lidstrom comps may come true some day.

2009-10

Its boom or bust this season for the best all-round prospect from the 2009 NHL Draft class. He draws comparisons to Chris Pronger but he lacks the toughness to be a true parallel. He skates like a man six inches shorter and will someday come closer to the sublime Niklas Lidstrom than the Philly bully. But this year hes either going to deliver a stellar 35 points or a struggling 20. Hes a keeper-league must but a single-year risk.