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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
Contract: view contract details

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Victor Hedman snapped his six game goal drought with a power play marker in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Florida.
Hedman's shooting percentage now sits at just 3.4% on the season, a notable dip from his career 5.8% rate and his 8.7% and 7.8% rates the last two seasons respectively. However with 28 points in 47 games this season, I don't think too many people are complaining about his production level. Jan 24 - 12:07 AM

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Victor Hedman's two assists helped the Bolts take down the rival Blackhawks 2-1 in Thursday's affair.

Hedman has been on a tear lately, with nine points in his last seven games. He has 27 points in 46 games this season.
Jan 21 - 11:50 PM

Victor Hedman was in on all three of Tampa Bay's goals as they beat Edmonton 3-2 on Friday night.

Hedman's goal was a bit fluky as it was more the result of an own-goal by Taylor Hall. Then again, his second assist came when it bounced off of an unsuspecting Oilers' defender. Still, points are points, and Hedman had a goal and two assists raising his totals to 18 assists and 21 points.
Jan 9 - 12:05 AM

Victor Hedman is on pace to surpass the 40-point mark this season.

Hedman has two goals and 16 assists in 34 contests. He would have easily surpassed the 40-point milestone in 2014-15 if he had stayed healthy, but as long as he can stay healthy going forward it wouldn't be surprising to see him beat that mark several times over the remainder of his career.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 06:12:00 PM

Victor Hedman tallied his first goal of the year into an empty net Thursday night.

The Lightning had a 3-0 lead after the first period and the team didn't score again until Hedman's late marker in the third. He has 11 points in 14 games this year, but entered Thursday's match with one assist in his previous six outings.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 09:08:00 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning were shut out by the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.

St. Louis won the game by a score of 2-0. The Bolts were unable to get one past Blues goalie Jake Allen. Victor Hedman was on the ice for both of St. Louis' goals, as he was the only player to finish the game with a minus-2 rating.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 11:32:00 PM

Coach Jon Cooper has confirmed that Victor Hedman (upper body) will be in the lineup Tuesday at Nashville.

He looked good to go after Monday's practice, where he took part as a full participant. Hedman suffered an upper-body injury last Thursday against Dallas, which caused him to sit out Saturday's match versus Buffalo. Get him back in your lineup.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 01:11:00 PM

Victor Hedman (upper-body) hopes to return to the lineup on Tuesday night.

"I got through [Monday] without no limitations so we'll make the decision [Tuesday]," Hedman told the Lightning website. "Obviously when you get hurt you never want to miss any games. You always want to be out there and contribute. I've been through a lot in the past, so to limit this to [missing] one game would be good, but we'll see tomorrow."
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 07:51:00 PM

Victor Hedman (upper body) may be ready to play Tuesday.

He was back on the ice for Monday's practice and skated on the team's top power-play unit. Hedman said he felt good after the session and he didn't experience any limitations. He isn't sure if he'll play Tuesday, but it looks good that he will.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 12:57:00 PM

The good news is that Victor Hedman has not officially been diagnosed with a concussion and is feeling much better.

The bad news is that he won't play Saturday night against Buffalo and there is no timetable for his return. That's as mediocre a status report as you can get.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 11:55:00 AM

Victor Hedman (upper body) is doubtful for Saturday.

Coach Jon Cooper didn't provide an official diagnosis for Hedman, but said the defenseman was feeling better. It doesn't sound like he will be out of action for very long, which would be great news.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 01:48:00 PM

Victor Hedman underwent concussion protocol testing when he left Thursday's game.

The official word from the Lightning right now is that Hedman suffered an unspecified injury. "He said he was feeling OK, but I'm not a doctor," coach Jon Cooper said. "We'll see (Friday), we'll get a better feel. He might be perfectly fine tomorrow or he might not be. It's way too early to speculate." Hedman's head hit the sideboards when he was hit by Stars forward Jamie Benn.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 10:41:00 AM

Victor Hedman left Thursday's game against Dallas and will not return.

Stars forward Jamie Benn hit Hedman along the boards and Hedman stayed down. It looked like the Lightning defenseman hit his head on the glass. We'll have the latest details as soon as they're made available.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 09:56:00 PM

Victor Hedman enjoyed his first taste of three-on-three overtime.

The Lightning defeated the Flyers in the new version of the extra frame on Thursday night. "Pretty sure we are going to see some crazy overtimes and probably we’ll eliminate more of the shootouts, and that’s good,’’ defenseman Hedman said. "There are going to be a lot of skill players out there, and it’s fun for everyone to watch these great players make big plays. It was a lot of fun to get a first taste of it.’’
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 07:46:00 AM

Victor Hedman admits that it took him some time to develop into an impact defenseman, but he always knew he would be "good".

"The process and development probably took longer than many people thought and people expected," Hedman said. "But I’m still pretty young, I was fortunate enough to come to this organization that believed in me and believed that it might take time to develop into the player they thought I could be. But I always thought I could be a good player in this league, and all those distractions stayed outside of my thought process. So, I’m focused on just trying to get better." Don't be surprised if Hedman is in the Norris Trophy conversation after this season is over.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 11:25:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
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
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Matt Carle
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy