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Niklas Hjalmarsson | Defenseman | #4

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 196
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 4 (108) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Niklas Hjalmarsson was surprised and elated by his trade from Chicago to the Coyotes.
Hjalmarsson had only known the Blackhawks in the NHL as he played on their blueline for all or parts of 10 seasons. But he is looking forward to the new challenge of playing with Arizona and especially on the first pairing with Oliver Ekman-Larsson. "He’s one of the better D-men in the league, so hopefully I can complement him with just playing my style of hockey," said Hjalmarsson, of Ekman-Larsson. "At the same time, maybe try to develop a little bit more of a puck-moving element to my game and be more involved offensively. But at the same time, playing defense first has always been my strength. That’s what I’m expecting of myself." Hjalmarsson had only five goals and 18 points last season but the trade to Arizona should get him closer to 25-30 points. Jun 25 - 7:43 AM

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2Christian Dvorak
3Dylan Strome
4Nick Cousins
5Brad Richardson
6Dave Bolland
LW1Max Domi
2Brendan Perlini
3Clayton Keller
4Jordan Martinook
RW1Tobias Rieder
2Anthony Duclair
3Christian Fischer
4Lawson Crouse
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Alex Goligoski
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Jakob Chychrun
5Jason Demers
6Luke Schenn
7Adam Clendening
8Kevin Connauton
9Kyle Wood
G1Antti Raanta
2Louis Domingue