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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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Victor Hedman has extended his point-streak to four games with his fifth goal of the season during Sunday's 4-1 loss to Boston.
Hedman has posted two goals and four points during the streak, and he's now up to 17 points in 23 games this season. He's on pace to collect his fourth straight double-digit goal season, and could top his career high of 13 before long. Nov 27 - 4:52 PM

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Victor Hedman registered his 11th assist of the season on Monday night.

The Lightning got a late goal from Tyler Johnson in a 3-1 loss to Nashville and Hedman had the secondary helper. He has posted 14 points in 20 games this year.
Nov 22 - 10:59 AM

Victor Hedman became the franchise's all-time leader in assists among defensemen on Thursday night.

"It's a good feeling, obviously," said Hedman, who was drafted second overall in 2009. "I've been a part of this organization for a long time. Hopefully I'll get a few more down the road. To have the record is big and something that I'm proud of." He has 240 points in 484 career games, which includes 11 points in 14 contests this season.
Nov 11 - 8:49 AM

Victor Hedman scored the game winning goal and had one assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-1 Saturday night.

Hedman’s assist was to Brian Boyle at the 2:25 minute mark and then his unassisted goal came at 8:27 to lift the Lightning over the Devils for an unassailable lead. Brayden Point scored an insurance goal at the 5:01 minute mark with an assist by Nikita Kucherov who then scored the final goal of the game at 14:14. Tampa Bay has allowed the first goal in 8 of 12 games.
Nov 5 - 10:36 PM

Victor Hedman chipped in a pair of assists in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Islanders.

Both of his helpers came on power-play goals by Nikita Kucherov. Hedman has registered seven points this season and four of them have come on the man advantage.
Nov 2 - 10:56 AM

Victor Hedman compiled two assists in Tampa Bay's 6-4 win over Detroit on Thursday night.

Both his helpers came on two of the team's three power-play goals in the victory. Hedman logged a game-high 24:06 of ice time in the match, which included 3:49 of action on the man advantage.
Oct 14 - 9:22 AM

Victor Hedman scored the game-winning goal in Sunday's 2-1 win over Team Russia.

Hedman gave the Swede's a 2-0 lead at the 12:52 mark of the middle frame. The goal just 2:11 after Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog opened the scoring for Sweden. This was a huge win for Sweden, as they were without starting Henrik Lundqvist (flu). Sweden will take on Team Finland on Tuesday.
Sep 18 - 6:17 PM

Victor Hedman has signed an eight-year/$63 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

It's a bit less than what Steven Stamkos signed for a couple of days ago as Steve Yzerman has locked up his top two players. Hedman is a top-five defenseman in the NHL and should go in the top-five rounds in most drafts as he has the capability to get 55-60 points.
Jul 1 - 1:35 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Cedric Paquette
6Michael Bournival
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3Brayden Point
4J.T. Brown
5Joel Vermin
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Nikita Nesterov
6Andrej Sustr
7Slater Koekkoek
8Luke Witkowski
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy