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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 popped in a pair of points during Saturday's 4-1 Game 2 win over the Islanders.
The goal Hedman scored was his first of the postseason, his assist was his third, giving him four points through seven games thus far in the playoffs. Apr 30 - 6:33 PM

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Victor Hedman picked up an assist in Tampa Bay's 5-3 loss to the New York Islanders in Game 1 of the second round of the playoffs.

He has produced two helpers in six postseason contests this year and the Lightning need more offensive contributions from him. "He's a great defenseman in this league and when it gets to playoff time, he elevates his game," coach Jon Cooper said. "There's a lot on his shoulders. He's got to play a lot of minutes and in all situations and you know, we say Bish (goalie Ben Bishop) is Bish. Well, Heddy is Heddy. They're stallions for us."
Apr 28 - 7:55 AM

Victor Hedman had a goal negated in the third period after a coach's challenge.

Jonathan Drouin, who would've had an assist on the goal and played a great game, was ruled to be offside on the rush. "Guys weren't rattled," coach Jon Cooper said. "We weren't sitting there saying, 'Poor us.' Our response was outstanding." The Lightning recorded what would be the game-winning goal when Alex Killorn scored less than two minutes later.
Apr 14 - 10:39 AM

Victor Hedman (upper body) said he's good to go for Tampa Bay's playoff opener.

The Lightning will host the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 on Wednesday night. Hedman participated in Monday's practice after missing the last three games of the regular season with an upper-body injury.
Apr 11 - 12:52 PM

Viktor Hedman will not play Saturday night against Montreal.

Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper and the Bolts' medical staff seem to want to give Hedman's upper-body injury a little more time to heal. Saturday night's game is meaningless, so why not sit your top d-man who is still not 100 percent? Nikita Kucherov will also sit out the contest.
Apr 9 - 11:47 AM

Victor Hedman (upper body) expects to play in Saturday's regular-season finale in Montreal.

He participated fully in Thursday's practice, but he didn't play against New Jersey. "I want to play as many games as I can, everyone knows it's not just rest, push the button and then you are ready for the playoffs," Hedman said. "I'd like to play the game on Saturday, but we'll see how my body feels in the next two days. Good skate today, felt good, so that's a good sign."
Apr 8 - 9:12 AM

Victor Hedman (upper body) may not return before the end of the regular season.

"They might be," coach Jon Cooper said referring to recently injured players Hedman and Ryan Callahan. "They might not be." Hedman didn't play on Tuesday after he took an elbow to the head Monday from the Islanders' Thomas Hickey. He finished the game, but was held out against the Rangers.
Apr 6 - 11:30 AM

Tampa Bay has announced that Victor Hedman won't play Tuesday night.

Consider him day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Apr 5 - 6:48 PM

Victor Hedman may be held out of Tuesday's game.

He was struck in the head on Monday and may sit out as a precaution. Coach Jon Cooper hasn't confirmed if Hedman will play or not yet.
Apr 5 - 6:27 PM

Victor Hedman potted his 10th goal of the year in a 5-2 loss to the Islanders on Monday.

He has reached double digits in goals in each of his last three seasons. Hedman has notched four markers and six assists in his last nine appearances.
Apr 5 - 11:09 AM

Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman scored a goal and added an assist in Tampa Bay's 3-0 shutout of the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs Monday night.

Hedman is enjoying a very good season, with eight goals and 35 assists. He finished Monday with a plus-2 rating and is plus-23 on the season. Hedman's assist against Toronto came on a goal by Mike Blunden, his third of the season. Ondrej Palat also scored for the Lightning, his 15th of 2015-16. Superstar Steve Stamkos assisted on the goals by Palat and Hedman and now has 29 on the season. Erik Condra also had a couple of assists to bring his season total to five.
Mar 28 - 11:30 PM

Victor Hedman registered two assists in Tuesday's 6-2 victory versus Detroit.

Hedman also finished with a plus-3 rating. He has accounted for four helpers during a three-game point streak. Hedman has 41 points and a plus-20 rating in 72 matches this season.
Mar 23 - 11:24 AM

Victor Hedman will play in Sunday's game against the Boston Bruins.

That's some very good news for the Bolts. The 25-year-old left Friday's game against the Devils with a hand injury, but it didn't end up costing him any games. Hedman said he's "good to go" and he has "no limitations".
Feb 28 - 11:27 AM

Victor Hedman left Friday night's game in the third period due to a hand injury.

Although that doesn't sound so good, Tampa coach Jon Cooper did not believe the injury was serious. Hedman will be re-evaluated Saturday and we expect an update as to his status for Sunday's game against Boston later in the day. Stay tuned.
Feb 27 - 11:29 AM

Victor Hedman should invite former NHL star and Hall of Famer Nicklas Lidstrom to all Tampa games going forward.

Hedman idolized his fellow Swede growing up and seems to play extremely well when Lidstrom is in the crowd. That was the case on Thursday when Hedman played a season-high 27:50 and registered two assists in the Bolts' 4-3 win over Nashville with Lidstrom in attendance. Are you listening Stevie Y?
Feb 13 - 11:28 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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
5Michael Blunden
6Joel Vermin
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Matt Carle
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Matt Taormina
9Slater Koekkoek
10Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy
3Kristers Gudlevskis