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Victor Hedman | Defenseman | #77

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 223
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (2) / TB
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In contrast to the Steven Stamkos contract negotiations, extension talks with defenseman Victor Hedman are not expected to be protracted.
So says Hedman's agent Peter Wallen. "I would be shocked if this would go for the whole year," Hedman's agent, Wallen, said. Hedman is eligble to become an unrestricted free agent July 1st of 2017 and the Bolts are anxious to tie him up on a long-term deal. Jun 25 - 10:37 AM

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Victor Hedman has one season remaining on his contract before he is eligible for unrestricted free agency, but Tampa Bay is expected to lock him up to a new deal.

"We're going to be patient," said Hedman's agent Peter Wallen. "It's a big puzzle for (GM Steve Yzerman) to put in place." Wallen doesn't think the negotiations will linger over the course of the season. Hedman will get a significant pay raise from the $4 million he is currently making.
May 28 - 2:11 PM

Victor Hedman recorded his 10th assist of the postseason in Thursday's 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh.

Thursday's Game 7 loss eliminated the Lightning from the playoffs. Hedman finished with 14 points in 17 contests after he had 14 points in 26 matches during the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
May 27 - 9:22 AM

Victor Hedman is only on assist away from tying his own franchise playoff scoring record.

Last season, Hedman set a franchise record for defenseman scoring in a single postseason by registering14 points in 26 games. This year he is on the verge of shattering that record. Hedman has 13 points in only 14 games and is certainly in contention for the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs.
May 21 - 10:46 AM

Victor Hedman’s stellar postseason continued in the Game 1 win against the Penguins on Friday.

He recorded an assist, and he now has four goals and 10 points in 11 playoff games, with all four goals and eight of his points coming in the past five games. Hedman logged 27:41 and was on the ice for 13 more shots for at even strength, good for a 67.8% Corsi, per hockeystats.ca. When you factor in how well played, and that he's done it without Anton Stralman, it makes him an even bigger contender for the Conn Smythe.
May 14 - 8:23 PM

Victor Hedman was a force at both ends of the ice during Tampa Bay's second-round series against the New York Islanders.

He generated four goals and eight points in five games, while helping hold Islanders star player John Tavares to two points in the series. Tavares didn't get a point after Game 1 and he ended up with a minus-5 rating. "You don't move on without having your best players be your best players," coach Jon Cooper said. "And I thought (Sunday) was pretty indicative of what Victor Hedman has done for us. When the big boy is rolling, we feed off that, and he was a major factor in us winning."
May 9 - 9:32 AM

Victor Hedman scored a pair of goals in Sunday’s 4-0 win over the Islanders in Game 5.

And just like that, the Bolts advance to the Eastern Conference Final. Hedman opened the scoring at the 13:49 mark of the first period and he gave the Lightning a 3-0 lead with his power play goal in the second frame. Hedman has four goals and nine points in 10 games this postseason. Brian Boyle and Nikita Kucherov also found the back of the net for the Bolts. Tampa Bay will now await the winner of the series between the Penguins and Capitals (Pens lead 3-2).
May 8 - 5:49 PM

Victor Hedman registered his second goal of the postseason in Game 3 against the Islanders on Tuesday night.

He also added two assists in the match to give him six points over a three-game scoring spree. Hedman had six shots and a plus-2 rating in 30:15 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win.
May 4 - 10:13 AM

Victor Hedman popped in a pair of points during Saturday's 4-1 Game 2 win over the Islanders.

The goal Hedman scored was his first of the postseason, his assist was his third, giving him four points through seven games thus far in the playoffs.
Apr 30 - 6:33 PM

Victor Hedman picked up an assist in Tampa Bay's 5-3 loss to the New York Islanders in Game 1 of the second round of the playoffs.

He has produced two helpers in six postseason contests this year and the Lightning need more offensive contributions from him. "He's a great defenseman in this league and when it gets to playoff time, he elevates his game," coach Jon Cooper said. "There's a lot on his shoulders. He's got to play a lot of minutes and in all situations and you know, we say Bish (goalie Ben Bishop) is Bish. Well, Heddy is Heddy. They're stallions for us."
Apr 28 - 7:55 AM

Victor Hedman had a goal negated in the third period after a coach's challenge.

Jonathan Drouin, who would've had an assist on the goal and played a great game, was ruled to be offside on the rush. "Guys weren't rattled," coach Jon Cooper said. "We weren't sitting there saying, 'Poor us.' Our response was outstanding." The Lightning recorded what would be the game-winning goal when Alex Killorn scored less than two minutes later.
Apr 14 - 10:39 AM

Victor Hedman (upper body) said he's good to go for Tampa Bay's playoff opener.

The Lightning will host the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 on Wednesday night. Hedman participated in Monday's practice after missing the last three games of the regular season with an upper-body injury.
Apr 11 - 12:52 PM

Viktor Hedman will not play Saturday night against Montreal.

Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper and the Bolts' medical staff seem to want to give Hedman's upper-body injury a little more time to heal. Saturday night's game is meaningless, so why not sit your top d-man who is still not 100 percent? Nikita Kucherov will also sit out the contest.
Apr 9 - 11:47 AM

Victor Hedman (upper body) expects to play in Saturday's regular-season finale in Montreal.

He participated fully in Thursday's practice, but he didn't play against New Jersey. "I want to play as many games as I can, everyone knows it's not just rest, push the button and then you are ready for the playoffs," Hedman said. "I'd like to play the game on Saturday, but we'll see how my body feels in the next two days. Good skate today, felt good, so that's a good sign."
Apr 8 - 9:12 AM

Victor Hedman (upper body) may not return before the end of the regular season.

"They might be," coach Jon Cooper said referring to recently injured players Hedman and Ryan Callahan. "They might not be." Hedman didn't play on Tuesday after he took an elbow to the head Monday from the Islanders' Thomas Hickey. He finished the game, but was held out against the Rangers.
Apr 6 - 11:30 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Jonathan Marchessault
6Cedric Paquette
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3J.T. Brown
4Erik Condra
5Michael Blunden
6Joel Vermin
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Nikita Nesterov
6Andrej Sustr
7Matt Taormina
8Slater Koekkoek
9Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy
3Kristers Gudlevskis