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Victor Hedman | Defenseman | #77

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 223
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (2) / TB
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Victor Hedman's lower-body injury will sideline him for three-to-six weeks.
Hedman left Thursday's contest after he suffered a knee-to-knee collision with Flames forward Garnet Hathaway. He's a major part of the Lightning's success as he's recorded six goals and 33 points in 44 contests while averaging 25:37 games per season. If there's a silver lining for the Lightning, it's that they're already in a comfortable position thanks to their 31-10-3 record and unless Hedman suffers a setback, it looks like he'll be back well before the playoffs. Jan 12 - 4:08 PM

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Victor Hedman (lower body) will be evaluated on Friday.

Hedman left Thursday's contese after he was hurt in a knee-to-knee collision with Flames forward Garnet Hathaway. "Obviously, when a guy can't really put a weight on his leg and doesn't come back, especially (Hedman), who battles through a lot of stuff, it didn't look very good," captain Steven Stamkos said. "Obviously we're hoping and praying for the best news. We'll have to wait and see."
Jan 12 - 9:39 AM

Victor Hedman suffered a lower-body injury in Thursday's game against the Calgary Flames.

The Lightning have already announced that he won't be returning to the game. Hedman was hurt after colliding with Flames forward Garnet Hathaway. The Bolts defenseman appeared to injury his left knee on the play. Losing him for an extended period of time would be devastating for the Bolts. The Lightning will likely provide an update on his status after the game. Hedman has six goals and 33 points in 43 games this season.
Jan 11 - 9:38 PM

Victor Hedman had two points in a 5-4 victory over Carolina on Tuesday night.

Hedman netted his sixth goal of the season and added an assist on Tyler Johnson's hat-trick tally. The Tampa Bay defender has 33 points in 43 matches this year.
Jan 10 - 10:22 AM

Victor Hedman picked up two assists in Sunday's shutout win against Columbus.

Hedman had helpers on goals by Cory Conacher and Steven Stamkos (power play) in a 5-0 win for the Lightning. He has four assists during a three-game point streak. Hedman, who has 29 points in 38 games this year, has been held off the scoresheet once in the last nine contests.
Jan 1 - 10:34 AM

Victor Hedman had a hand in all three Tampa Bay goals in a 4-3 loss to Vegas on Tuesday night.

Hedman earned a goal and two assists, but the Golden Knights scored in the dying seconds of regulation to spoil the Tampa Bay defender's night. Hedman has bounced back in a big way from his recent scoring slump with two goals and five assists during a four-game point streak.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 10:42:00 AM

Victor Hedman leads Tampa Bay's defense corps in scoring with 15 points in 20 games.

There has been some better secondary production behind him this year thanks to rookie Mikhail Sergachev, who has 14 points. Hedman amassed 72 points in 79 matches last season and the next closest defender on the team was Anton Stralman with 22 points. The Lightning have piled up 53 points from defensemen in 2017-18, which had them tied with Toronto for the most in the league going into Monday night's action.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 10:44:00 AM

Victor Hedman accounted for one goal and one assist in a 5-2 victory versus Los Angeles on Thursday night.

Hedman had not scored a goal since Oct. 12, which amounted to a 12-game goalless drought. Still, he has enjoyed a solid start to the 2017-18 season with 13 points in 17 contests.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Victor Hedman got his first goal of the season on Thursday night.

Hedman found the back of the net on a power play against Pittsburgh with a tenth of a second left in the first period. He has two points in four games so far this year.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 09:30:00 AM

Victor Hedman has been selected as a Norris Trophy finalist.

Hedman was often overshadowed by defensemen Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson, who are the other two nominees, but he was terrific in his own right. Hedman finished the 2016-17 season with 16 goals and 72 points in 79 games this season. "I'm being put in situations to be successful," Hedman said after the season. "I've obviously felt more comfortable on the power play. I've felt more comfortable playing that offensive role. We had to be able to produce, and that's been kind of what I expect of myself, to be one of the leaders, especially when we were in a big hole." Hedman won't win the Norris Trophy, but there's no denying how good he was this season.
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 10:54:00 AM

Victor Hedman had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over Buffalo on Sunday.

Hedman finished second in scoring among all defensemen with 72 points in 79 games. The top defender on the Lightning posted career-highs in 2016-17 in goals (16), assists (56), points and power-play points (33).
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 09:34:00 AM

Victor Hedman collected three assists in Thursday's 4-1 win over Toronto.

He was a force at both ends of the ice, while soaking up 28:32 of ice time. Hedman also posted a plus-2 rating, two shots, one hit and two blocks in the match. The 26-year-old rearguard now has 70 points on the season in 77 games, which ranks him third among all defensemen in scoring.
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 09:54:00 AM

Victor Hedman finished with a minus-2 rating in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to Boston.

This was an important game for the Bolts' playoff hopes, but they just couldn't get it done. Hedman was one of 11 players that finished with a minus rating in the game. It would take a minor miracle for Tampa Bay to get into the playoffs.
Tue, Apr 4, 2017 10:02:00 PM

Victor Hedman collected three assists Monday night in a 5-4 overtime win against Chicago.

He has generated 50 helpers along with 65 points in 72 games this season. It has been a career year for Hedman offensively and he has been a point-per-game player over the past couple of months.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 11:13:00 AM

Victor Hedman potted his 15th goal of the year on Tuesday night.

He tied the game at 1-1 shortly after the Coyotes took a 1-0 lead. Hedman had two shots, one hit, one block and a minus-1 rating in 25:41 of ice time during Tampa Bay's 5-3 loss to Arizona. The Lightning blueliner has 60 points for the first time in his NHL career.
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 11:27:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steven Stamkos
2Brayden Point
3Tyler Johnson
4Cedric Paquette
LW1Vladislav Namestnikov
2Ondrej Palat
3Alex Killorn
4Chris Kunitz
5Cory Conacher
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Yanni Gourde
3Ryan Callahan
D1Victor Hedman
2Mikhail Sergachev
3Anton Stralman
4Jake Dotchin
5Braydon Coburn
6Dan Girardi
7Slater Koekkoek
8Andrej Sustr
G1Andrei Vasilevskiy
2Peter Budaj
3Louis Domingue