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Victor Hedman | Defenseman

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 233
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Victor Hedman (hand) is expected to miss the next four-to-six weeks.
That's a significant blow to the Lightning. Hedman was off to a fantastic start this season, with three goals and seven points in five games, after he broke out offensively last year. He will undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair a fractured finger. Oct 20 - 12:51 PM

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Victor Hedman has returned to Tampa Bay to get his injured hand evaluated.

The extent of his ailment hasn't been determined yet, but we should know more shortly. It is believed that Hedman suffered a break or fracture in his left hand. The Lightning will sorely miss him as he's not only their big-minute defender, but he also entered Saturday's game leading all NHL defensemen with seven points.
Oct 20 - 10:53 AM

According to Tampa Bay head coach Jon Cooper, Victor Hedman (hand) could miss significant time.

Hedman suffered the hand injury blocking a shot in Saturday's win in Vancouver. "It’s unfortunate, clearly,’’ Cooper said. "We are going to test our depth, and it puts more pressure on the D corps as a whole, and we played two-thirds of the game (Saturday) without him and I thought our guys stood pretty strong. But you feel for Heddy, he’s coming out of gates so strong and just building on the season he had last year and now it looks like he might be sidelined here for a little bit." Losing Hedman is a huge blow for the Lightning. The 23-year-old has seven points in five games this season.
Oct 19 - 11:17 AM

Victor Hedman will miss at least the next four games after sustaining a hand injury Saturday night, according to The Tampa Tribune’s Erik Erlendsson.

And his absence could last much longer than that. The Lightning defenseman appeared to injure his right hand in the second period on a shot block. Erlendsson reported after the game that Hedman is heading back to Tampa Bay to be evaluated and that he would miss at least the rest of the road trip. Just 23, Hedman has already become a top-flight defenseman. He entered the game with three goals and four assists.
Oct 19 - 1:30 AM

Victor Hedman credits some of his early-season success to his summer training program.

He focused on hockey-specific workouts to improve his coordination and explosiveness, which he started in the latter part of the 2013-14 campaign. Devils coach Pete DeBoer called Hedman an "elite defenseman" before Tuesday's game and it's getting hard to argue that. The 23-year-old blueliner recorded 13 goals and 55 points last year and he's been hot so far in 2014-15 with three goals and seven points in four matches.
Oct 16 - 11:44 AM

Victor Hedman racked up three assists and he added a goal in Tampa Bay's 7-1 thrashing of Montreal on Monday night.

He set a career high with four points in the contest and has found the back of the net in three straight games to open the 2014-15 season. Hedman has seven points, with five coming on the power play, in three matches. He broke out last year and his momentum continues to build.
Oct 14 - 8:45 AM

Victor Hedman continues to impress Tampa Bay head coach Jon Cooper, as he picked his second goal of the season on Saturday night.

"Somebody with that much size and strength, we don’t want to tie him just to our end of the ice. He’s got a shot, he can see it, so when you mix all that together ...," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "And the way Victor plays is how we like to play, and I think we’ve taken advantage of his strengths." The 23-year-old had 13 goals and 55 points last season. If he stays healthy, he may be able to top those numbers. Hedman has two goals and one assist through two games this season.
Oct 12 - 11:09 AM

Victor Hedman got a goal in the Lightning’s 3-2 shootout loss against the Senators on Saturday night.

Hedman, 23, was extremely impressive last season, recording 13 goals and 55 points. He already has three points this season and with improved depth on the Tampa Bay roster, Hedman could make another jump this season. Brett Connolly had the other goal. Brian Boyle, Valtteri Filppula and Steven Stamkos notched assists.
Oct 11 - 10:36 PM

Victor Hedman started his season off with a bang, Thursday night.

First he assisted on Ryan Callahan's third period powerplay goal. Then he scored the winner in overtime during a mutual line change, receiving a full length pass from Ben Bishop. Hedman walked in and went five-hole on Luongo from atop the circles. He also skated 22:56 with over eight minutes on special teams.
Oct 10 - 3:13 AM

Victor Hedman surprised everyone with a phenomenal fantasy performance last season as he posted 55 points, 53 penalty minutes and a +5 rating in 75 games for the Lightning.

It took five seasons for the 23 year-old, former second overall draft pick to find his offensive form in the NHL, but Tampa Bay can be assured that it was worth the wait. If Hedman can replicate and even improve his performance this coming season, he'll have established himself as an elite blueliner for years to come. Although his stats were promising, one productive season does not make a player a lock to continue producing high numbers. Hedman is an all-around player however, and will log big minutes in all situations for the Bolts. Consistency is the next challenge to conquer for the immensely talented Swede.
Aug 30 - 8:55 PM

Victor Hedman has declined an invitation to play for Sweden at the World Hockey Championships.

He was snubbed by the Swede's selection committee for the Winter Olympics, but a reason for why he's not going wasn't provided. Hedman will look to build off his breakout season in 2014-15.
Apr 25 - 7:54 AM

Victor Hedman potted his first goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Tuesday's loss to Montreal.

The Canadiens swept the Lightning in four straight games, but Hedman concluded his season with a point in three consecutive outings. He has a goal and eight assists in 22 postseason games in his career. The 23-year-old blueliner broke out offensively in 2013-14 with 13 goals and 55 points in 75 matches. Hedman has a very bright future ahead of him.
Apr 23 - 9:15 AM

Victor Hedman was able to suit up on Sunday even though he sustained a lower-body injury on Friday.

He logged 24:17 of ice time in Tampa Bay's regular season finale against Washington. Hedman had the best year of his NHL career in 2013-14 with 13 goals and 55 points in 75 contests.
Apr 14 - 1:54 AM

Victor Hedman sustained a lower-body injury in Friday's game against the Blue Jackets.

He is listed as questionale for Sunday's season finale in Washington. We would play it safe and replace Hedman in your lineup for Sunday's contest as the Lightning will be much more concerned about making sure he is healthy for the playoffs than qualifying for home ice advantage in the first round.
Apr 12 - 12:03 PM

Victor Hedman collected two assists in Tampa Bay's 4-2 victory against Philadelphia on Thursday night.

He has produced a goal and five helpers in his past five matches. Hedman has racked up 55 points in 73 games this season to place him fourth among all blueliners in scoring.
Apr 11 - 8:32 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Valtteri Filppula
3Tyler Johnson
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Brenden Morrow
4Alex Killorn
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3J.T. Brown
4Brett Connolly
5Michael Blunden
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Matt Carle
4Anton Stralman
5Radko Gudas
6Eric Brewer
7Mark Barberio
8Andrej Sustr
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov