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Niklas Hjalmarsson | Defenseman | #5

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 197
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 4 (108) / CHI
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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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Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Christian Dvorak
2Derek Stepan
3Jordan Martinook
4Peter Holland
5Nick Cousins
6Josh Jooris
7Brad Richardson
8Dave Bolland
LW1Max Domi
2Brendan Perlini
3Clayton Keller
4Alexander Burmistrov
5Lawson Crouse
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Tobias Rieder
3Anthony Duclair
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Alex Goligoski
3Jakob Chychrun
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5Luke Schenn
6Kevin Connauton
7Zbynek Michalek
G1Chad Johnson
2Louis Domingue
3Antti Raanta