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Niklas Hjalmarsson | Defenseman | #4

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 197
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 4 (108) / CHI
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Niklas Hjalmarsson was surprised and elated by his trade from Chicago to the Coyotes.
Hjalmarsson had only known the Blackhawks in the NHL as he played on their blueline for all or parts of 10 seasons. But he is looking forward to the new challenge of playing with Arizona and especially on the first pairing with Oliver Ekman-Larsson. "He’s one of the better D-men in the league, so hopefully I can complement him with just playing my style of hockey," said Hjalmarsson, of Ekman-Larsson. "At the same time, maybe try to develop a little bit more of a puck-moving element to my game and be more involved offensively. But at the same time, playing defense first has always been my strength. That’s what I’m expecting of myself." Hjalmarsson had only five goals and 18 points last season but the trade to Arizona should get him closer to 25-30 points. Jun 25 - 7:43 AM

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Career Stats
YearTeamGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
2007CHI13011-213000005.000
2008CHI21123400001015.067
2009CHI77215179200001162.032
2010CHI80371013390000064.047
2011CHI69114159140001065.015
2012CHI46281015220000043.047
2013CHI814222611340013198.041
2014CHI823161925440000197.031
2015CHI812222413320203077.026
2016CHI735131812200001061.082

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Christian Dvorak
3Nick Cousins
4Brad Richardson
5Dave Bolland
LW1Max Domi
2Brendan Perlini
3Clayton Keller
4Jordan Martinook
5Zac Rinaldo
RW1Tobias Rieder
2Anthony Duclair
3Christian Fischer
4Lawson Crouse
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Alex Goligoski
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Jason Demers
5Luke Schenn
6Adam Clendening
7Jakob Chychrun
8Kevin Connauton
G1Antti Raanta
2Louis Domingue
3Adin Hill