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Niklas Hjalmarsson | Defenseman | #4

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 197
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 4 (108) / CHI
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Nicklas Hjalmarsson picked up his first point of the playoffs during Thursday's Game 5 double overtime win over St. Louis.
The helper give him just 28 points for his career during the postseason in 122 games, so we wouldn't expect much from him moving forward. That said, he played nearly 33 minutes with five blocks which is much more in line with his type of production. Apr 22 - 2:12 AM

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Niklas Hjalmarsson will be a healthy scratch on Saturday against Columbus.

Through 81 games this season the veteran defender matched a career high of 22 assists, giving him 24 points on the campaign as well. Tack on his 151 blocks and you have yourself quite the depth fantasy player in Hjalmarsson.
Apr 9 - 12:48 PM

Niklas Hjalmarsson registered an assist in Chicago's 5-3 win against the Rangers on Wednesday night.

He has picked up a helper in each of his last two games to give him 18 points on the year. Chicago's defense corps combined for five assists in Wednesday's win with every blueliner except Trevor Van Riemsdyk earning a point.
Feb 18 - 8:56 AM

Niklas Hjalmarsson picked up his second goal of season during Friday's 3-1 victory over Buffalo.

Hjalmarsson ripped a zinger off a feed he could walk in to from Erik Gustafsson. Almost as if Hjalmarsson has actual puck-shooting skills. Now with two goals, he has 12 points on the season he also contributed a pair of blocks during his 26:08 of work.
Jan 8 - 11:37 PM

Niklas Hjalmarsson scored in Chicago's 3-2 loss to the Kings.

Hjalmarsson's second period goal gave the 'Hawks a 2-0 lead in the game before Los Angeles answered with three straight. The 28-year-old has one goal and six points in 24 games.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 11:06:00 AM

Niklas Hjalmarsson isn't worried about Chicago's sluggish start.

"It takes a while for us to panic; we've been around for a long time," he said. Still, Hjalmarsson stressed the importance of getting the team going, especially with a six-game road trip coming up to end the month of November. The veteran defender registered his second assist of the season this past Sunday to give him two points in 15 games.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 09:13:00 AM

Niklas Hjalmarsson believes that the Blackhawks are tough to beat because they offensive contributions from several different players.

"That’s huge, especially this deep in the playoffs," Hjalmsarsson said, "to have a deep team, to have different guys contribute each game and not just [Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane] and those guys. They won the game for us." On Saturday, Antoine Vermette scored the game-winning goal on a pass from Kris Versteeg. The Hawks are now one win away from winning another Stanley Cup.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 09:27:00 AM

Niklas Hjalmarsson (hand/wrist) was able to play on Sunday.

Hjalmarsson left Friday's contest due to the injury, but he didn't end up missing a full game. He had an assist and was on the ice for 22:33 minutes in Chicago's 4-3 win over Winnipeg.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 01:35:00 AM

Niklas Hjalmarsson left Friday night's game in the third period with an apparent hand/wrist injury.

Chicago coach Joel Quenneville does not believe it is a serious injury but we will have to wait and see. Consider Hjalmarsson day-to-day for now.
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 12:31:00 PM

Niklas Hjalmarsson just wants to move on from Saturday's 4-0 loss to Dallas.

"I don’t think we’ve had too many of these games this year," Hjalmarsson said. "What I can remember, the Minnesota game in Minnesota (a 3-0 loss on Feb. 3) was probably similar to this one, but I think we can count those kind of games on one hand for us this season so far. I think it’s like that for every team. You have at least four or five games like that in an 82-game season. That was just one of those and we’ve just got to move on." Chicago is now 6-1-1 in their last eight contests.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 11:04:00 AM

Niklas Hjalmarsson scored a goal in Chicago's 2-1 shootout win over Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon.

The 27-year-old hadn't registered a point in his last 10 games. This was his first goal since November 19th against San Jose. It's safe to say that Hjalmarsson's value doesn't come in the form of points, but rather in the stability he brings in his own end. The Penguins eventually tied the game and forced overtime and a shootout but the Hawks responded by scoring on all three of their shootout attempts (Toews, Kane and Sharp). The Hawks have now won two games in a row.
Sun, Feb 15, 2015 03:37:00 PM

Niklas Hjalmarsson got his first goal of the year in Sunday's win over the San Jose Sharks.

He has four points in 15 games and isn't know for his offensive prowess. Hjalmarsson had a career year four goals in 81 matches last season.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 11:45:00 AM

Niklas Hjalmarsson seems to be OK after taking a puck to the face in Saturday night's loss to Toronto.

It was a scary scene as Hjalmarsson left the ice all bloodied. But warrior that he is, Hjalmarssion got stitched up put on a visor and returned to the game. Hockey players are truly nuts. We mean that In a good way!
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 12:20:00 PM

Niklas Hjalmarsson is expected to try to do more offensively going forward.

Hjalmarsson had four goals and a career-high 26 points in 81 games in 2013-14. If he does manage to top that in 2013-14, it probably won't be by much. He's known more for his defensive contributions though and it's his work without the puck that's made him one of the Blackhawks' most valuable blueliners.
Source: CSN Chicago
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 08:07:00 AM

Niklas Hjalmarsson, who has been a rock on the Blackhawk blueline, believes that the Western Conference finals had to be decided by a Game 7.

Hjalmarsson is looking forward to Sunday's contest indicating this is why he plays hockey. "I really think this series deserved a Game 7, and I think the crowd deserved it, too. And I think it's going to be a great finish to a great series," Hjalmarsson said. "Hopefully we'll be the winner out of this one, but it's been some really good hockey that's been playing in these games, definitely." As we've said before, don't miss this one. It starts at 8:00 pm ET.
Source: CSN Chicago
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 09:40:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Artem Anisimov
3Teuvo Teravainen
4Marcus Kruger
LW1Artemi Panarin
2Andrew Ladd
3Andrew Shaw
4Tomas Fleischmann
5Andrew Desjardins
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Dale Weise
4Richard Panik
5Brandon Mashinter
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Erik Gustafsson
5Trevor van Riemsdyk
6Michal Rozsival
7David Rundblad
8Christian Ehrhoff
9Viktor Svedberg
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling
3Michael Leighton