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Victor Hedman

26-Year-Old Defenseman – Tampa Bay Lightning

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Hedman absolutely exploded in 2016-17. He dominated offensively, picking up 72 points -- that's 17 more than his career best. He clicked with Nikita Kucherov on the power play and ended up leading all NHL blueliners in power-play production (33 points). Hedman is the complet...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 223   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:

Signed an eight-year, $63 million contract extension in July of 2016.

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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 1:39 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 2:29 86 101
2014-15 23 NHL TB 59 10 28 38 12 40 115 8.7 2 0 22:41 3 8 11 2:31 51 110
2015-16 24 NHL TB 78 10 37 47 21 46 180 5.6 0 0 23:04 1 10 11 2:37 62 132
2016-17 25 NHL TB 79 16 56 72 3 47 166 9.6 5 0 24:31 4 29 33 3:01 93 132
2017-18 26 NHL TB 7 1 2 3 1 2 20 5.0 0 0 26:28 1 1 2 4:04 12 8
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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice

On average, Victor Hedman was on the ice for 26:28.

4:04

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Victor Hedman was on the ice for 4:04 during power plays.

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Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Victor Hedman was on the ice for 3:24 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 23:04 2:37 2:00
2016-17 24:31 3:01 2:03
2017-18 26:28 4:04 3:24

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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 17 NJD@NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 3 29:07 5:04
Oct 16 DET@DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 4 1 26:57 3:59
Oct 14 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 25:25 2:00
Oct 12 PIT 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 2 0 28:17 4:41
Oct 9 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 1 1 26:00 4:36
Oct 7 FLA@FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 25:29 4:38
Oct 6 FLA 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 24:01 3:30

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

Hedman was unable to convert his five shots on goal Sunday, as Tampa Bay was defeated 4-2 by Florida in the preseason contest.

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Hedman needed four stitches to repair a nasty gash near his left eye after his visor broke in half during Friday's 8-1 win over Italy at the World Championship, reports CBC.ca.

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Hedman was named as a finalist for the Norris Trophy, given annually to the league's top defender.

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Hedman moved into second in scoring among defensemen with a goal and an assist Sunday in a 4-2 win over Buffalo.

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Hedman set up three goals -- one on the power play -- in a 4-1 win over Toronto on Thursday night.

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Hedman recorded three assists -- two on the power play and the other on the game-clinching goal -- over 29:20 of ice time during Monday's overtime win against Chicago.

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Hedman picked up two power-play assists in Thursday's 6-3 victory over the Bruins.

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Hedman scored with 54 seconds left in overtime to deliver a 2-1 victory over Ottawa on Tuesday.

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Hedman provided a goal (which held up as the game-winner) and a power-play assist against the Wild on Thursday.

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Hedman scored twice in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Hurricanes. The first goal came on the power play; the second was the game-winner.

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Hedman delivered two power-play assists in a 5-1 win over the Senators on Monday night.

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Hedman posted two goals with an assist, four blocked shots and a hit in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss against the Stars.

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2017-18

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2016-17

Hedman is always in the right place at the right time, regardless of the zone, and he always makes the right play. Calm, cool and collected that's Hedman to a T. He led the Bolts in helpers (37) in 2015-16 and delivered a 47-point season. And he led the team with a plus-21 rating. Hedman also delivered four goals and 14 points in 17 postseason games, and that was good enough for third place among all NHL defenders in the playoffs. The latter is a truly remarkable total considering his job against the Isles was to shut them down (and he did). John Tavares got no points in the series' last four games. Wow. The Bolts have locked up the 25-year-old Hedman for eight more years and $63 million, and that $7.875 million annual cap hit is already looking like a bargain to the team. A special note to those of you in salary cap leagues. Hedman's contract kicks in for 2017-18, so he'll toil this coming year at a measly $4.25 million. That's a huge value play come draft day, depending on your league set up.

2015-16

Hedman is a beast theres no other way to describe him. He's got that rare combination of size, speed and smarts, and he would have been in the Conn Smythe discussion if the Bolts had taken the Cup this past spring. He was brilliant, both offensively and defensively, in the postseason. Only injury and maybe a lack of power-play time prevented him from being in the Norris discussion last season, too. Hedman is Chris Pronger without the snarl, so hes not about to deliver many PIM for your squad. But he should be one of the first defenders off the board at your keeper draft, behind perhaps only Erik Karlsson, Kevin Shattenkirk and a healthy Kris Letang especially if he gets an increase in power-play time. Yes, he really is that good. Single-year owners should target him as a top-eight defender.

2014-15

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 points (14). Those 55 points put him fourth on the list of scorers from the blue line, but his power-play production didn't even crack the league's top-20 defenders. We'd like to see him deliver more with the man-advantage, but that part of his game should start to grow with a healthy Steven Stamkos in the lineup. He'll also deliver you bonus shorthanded points -- he led the NHL last season with six helpers while a man down. While it doesn't look likely that he'll ever win a Norris, he will be a great fantasy performer for the next decade. Draft accordingly.

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.