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Victor Hedman | Defenseman | #77

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 223
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (2) / TB
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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. Apr 22 - 10:54 AM

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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).
Apr 10 - 9:34 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.
Apr 7 - 9:54 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.
Apr 4 - 10:02 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.
Mar 28 - 11:13 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.
Mar 22 - 11:27 AM

Victor Hedman scored the overtime winner in Tampa Bay's 2-1 victory over Ottawa.

Hedman broke the 1-1 tie with just 55 seconds remaining in the extra frame. The Bolts defenseman finished the night with a plus-2 rating, two penalty minutes and four shots on goal in 24:23 of ice time. Hedman now has 14 goals and 59 points in 66 games. Brayden Point also scored for the Bolts.
Mar 14 - 10:26 PM

Victor Hedman earned his 13th goal of the season Thursday night in a 4-1 win over Minnesota.

That ties the career high he set in 2013-14. He also added an assist in the contest. Hedman is having a special season in 2016-17 with a personal best 57 points in 63 games.
Mar 10 - 8:38 AM

Victor Hedman scored a pair of goals in Wednesday's 4-3 OT win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Hedman scored the game's first and last goal tonight. He finished the game with two penalty minutes, two shots on goal, one hit and seven blocked shots in 25:24 of ice time. The Lightning defenseman has accumulated 11 points in his last seven contests. He doesn't garner the same amount of attention as Brent Burns or Erik Karlsson, but he's putting together a fantastic offensive season. Hedman has 12 goals and 53 points in 59 games.
Mar 1 - 10:57 PM

Victor Hedman contributed two assists in a 5-1 win over Ottawa on Monday night

He fed the puck to Nikita Kucherov on the power play for two of the winger's three goals in the contest. Hedman has accumulated 10 points in the last 10 games to give him a whopping 51 points in 58 matches.
Feb 28 - 11:18 AM

Victor Hedman has six points in his last three games.

Hedman added an assist in a 3-2 overtime victory on Sunday. He's up to 10 goals and 48 points in 55 contests. He already has one more point than he recorded in 2015-16.
Feb 20 - 9:52 AM

Victor Hedman scored twice and earned an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Stars Saturday night.

Hedman had a piece of each Lightning goal of the night, scoring two goals and assisting on the third. Hedman now stands with 10 goals and 37 assists for the season. He scored the opening goal of the game 3:07 into the first, and then assisted teammate Tyler Johnson on his power-play goal later in the period. Johnson returned the favor and set up Hedman’s second goal of the game, also while the team was on a power-play. Hedman had two points in Tampa Bay’s last game before the bye-week to give him a mini-streak.
Feb 18 - 11:22 PM

Victor Hedman scored one goal and had one assist as the Lightning won 4-1 over the Jets Saturday night.

Hedman had an assist on the game winner. Brian Boyle scored the second Lightning goal at 17:02 in the first with Hedman earning his 36th assist of the season. Late in the third, Hedman put his eighth goal into an empty net. This was Hedman’s 11th multi-point game of the season.
Feb 11 - 10:21 PM

Victor Hedman notched a pair of points during Sunday's 10-6 loss in the All-Star game against the Metro division.

Hedman picked up a goal and assisted on one of Nikita Kucherov's during the affair.
Jan 29 - 5:51 PM

Victor Hedman is warming up for Saturday's match with Arizona, which means he's going to play.

Great news for the Lightning as he's missed the last few games due to illness. Through 44 games he has seven goals and 38 points along with 51 hits and 73 blocks.
Jan 21 - 7:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Cedric Paquette
4Yanni Gourde
5Anthony Cirelli
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Chris Kunitz
5Cory Conacher
6Dennis Yan
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Brayden Point
3Ryan Callahan
4J.T. Brown
5Erik Condra
6Gabriel Dumont
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Braydon Coburn
4Jake Dotchin
5Dan Girardi
6Andrej Sustr
7Slater Koekkoek
8Jamie McBain
9Mikhail Sergachev
G1Andrei Vasilevskiy
2Peter Budaj