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Niklas Hjalmarsson
Niklas Hjalmarsson - Chicago Blackhawks.jpg
Hjalmarsson with the Blackhawks in December 2014
Born June 6, 1987 (1987-06-06) (age 33)
Eksjö, SWE
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Arizona Coyotes
Chicago Blackhawks
National team Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
NHL Draft 108th overall, 2005
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2004–present

Niklas Hjalmarsson (born June 6, 1987 in Eksjö, Sweden) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player that currently plays for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for their farm team the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL and the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL). Although he spent the majority of his time on the IceHogs, He earned a regular spot on the Chicago Blackhawks roster after James Wisniewski was traded to the Anaheim Ducks. Hjalmarsson won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2010.

On July 9, 2010, He signed an offer sheet with the San Jose Sharks which was for 4 years and $14 million. The Blackhawks matched it and Hjalmarsson became the first defenceman in 13 years to receive an offer sheet as a restricted free agent. On June 24, 2013, He won his second Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks after they defeated the Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals.

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 HV71 SEL 14 0 0 0 0
2005–06 HV71 SEL 4 1 2 3 0 12 0 1 1 4
2006–07 IK Oskarshamn Swe-1 8 1 2 3 6
2006–07 HV71 SEL 37 2 0 2 24
2007–08 Rockford IceHogs AHL 47 4 9 13 31 12 0 4 4 8
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 13 0 1 1 13
2008–09 Rockford IceHogs AHL 52 2 16 18 53
2008–09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 21 1 2 3 0 17 0 1 1 6
2009–10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 77 2 15 17 20 22 1 7 8 6
2010–11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 3 7 10 39 7 0 2 2 2
2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 69 1 14 15 14 6 0 1 1 4
2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 46 2 8 10 22 23 0 5 5 4
2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 4 22 26 34 19 0 4 4 14
2014–15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 3 16 19 44 23 1 5 6 8
2015–16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 2 22 24 32 7 0 1 1 0
2016–17 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 73 5 13 18 20 4 0 0 0 2
2017–18 Arizona Coyotes NHL 48 1 8 9 18
2018–19 Arizona Coyotes NHL 82 0 10 10 44
2019–20 Arizona Coyotes NHL 27 1 4 5 14 9 0 1 1 6
NHL totals 780 25 142 167 314 137 2 27 29 52



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