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Victor Hedman | Defenseman

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 223
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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. Nov 6 - 9:08 AM

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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.
Oct 27 - 11:32 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.
Oct 20 - 1:11 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."
Oct 19 - 7:51 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.
Oct 19 - 12:57 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.
Oct 17 - 11:55 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.
Oct 16 - 1:48 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.
Oct 16 - 10:41 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.
Oct 15 - 9:56 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.’’
Oct 10 - 7:46 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.
Oct 4 - 11:25 AM

If Steven Stamkos and former Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom were deciding, Victor Hedman would be a finalist for the Norris Trophy (awarded to the top defenseman in the NHL) in 2015-16.

Hedman has finally realized his vast potential and now just needs to stay healthy to enter the NHL's elite defenseman zone. "I picked him for the Norris (Trophy) this year," Stamkos said. "No pressure." "I think he has those qualities to win it," said Hall of Famer Lidstrom. This certainly speaks to what fellow players think of Hedman. Make him one of your top defenseman picks this season as he will contribute in all fantasy categories.
Oct 3 - 12:24 PM

Victor Hedman (undisclosed) took part in Wednesday's practice.

He said he felt fine after the session, which is good news after he was pulled from Tuesday's preseason contest. Hedman was hurt in the second period and left the game as a precaution, but he appears to be all right.
Oct 1 - 10:38 AM

Victor Hedman left Tuesday's preseason game in the second period due to injury and he didn't return.

"He'll be evaluated when we get back and it seems we took him out for precautionary reasons," coach Jon Cooper said. "But I don't know until he gets evaluated." Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sep 30 - 10:19 AM

Victor Hedman and Duncan Keith are considered the favorites to win the Conn Smythe.

Tyler Johnson has cooled off, and barring a big run from the other big names in the final three games, a defenseman could win the honor for the first time since 2007. Keith and Hedman are both logging the most minutes for their respective teams, and they are 1-2 in plus-minus. In the playoffs, Keith has 20 points with 18 assists, while Hedman has 14 points, 13 of which are helpers. Both also have been exceptional possession players. "In a lot of ways, yeah, (Hedman) is a guy like Duncan," Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said. "He makes, more times than not, the players he's out there with better. He's a catalyst when he's in his own zone or the offensive zone."
Jun 13 - 2:15 PM

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All Positions
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Jonathan Drouin
4Cedric Paquette
5Jonathan Marchessault
6Tye McGinn
7Vladislav Namestnikov
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3J.T. Brown
4Erik Condra
5Joel Vermin
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Andrej Sustr
7Luke Witkowski
8Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy