Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks
Niklas Hjalmarsson
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 06/06/1987
AGE: 29
DRAFTED: CHI: 2005-108 overall
Tallied career highs in every offensive category during the 2013-14 regular season, including goals (4), assists (22), points (26) and shots on goal (98) … Recorded a career-most 166 blocked shots in 2010-11 ... Logged a regular-season career-high 27:35 of ice time on April 3, 2014 vs. MIN ... Posted a postseason career-best eight points (1G, 7A) in 22 games during the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs … Won a silver medal with Team Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi … Won the Stanley Cup in 2010 and 2013 with Chicago.

2013-14: Set career highs in every offensive category, tallying four goals, 22 assists and 26 points in 81 regular-season games … Recorded a career-high 98 shots on goal ... Led the team with 157 blocked shots … Tied a career best with two assists on Oct. 1 vs. WSH … Blocked a season-high seven shots on Oct. 15 vs. CAR … Netted his first career shorthanded goal on Nov. 9 at DAL … Posted a career-high six shots on goal Jan. 14 vs. COL … Skated in a regular-season career-high 27:35 on April 3 vs. MIN ... Recorded four assists in 19 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs games … Ranked third on the team with 22:57 of average ice time … Ranked second in the NHL with a team-high 57 blocked shots … Ranked fourth on the club with 57:49 of total shorthanded ice time.

Split the season between Chicago and Italy’s Bolzano Foxes … Registered 10 points (2G, 8A) in 46 regular-season games with Chicago … Recorded a career-high +15 plus/minus rating … Ranked second on the club with 94 blocked shots … Skated in a season-high 25:42 on Feb. 2 at CGY … Equaled a career-high two points (1G, 1A) and earned his 50th career point on Feb. 15 vs. SJS … Tallied a season-most four shots on goal on March 5 vs. MIN ... Skated in his 300th career game on April 12 vs. DET ... Ranked seventh on Bolzano with 22 points (6G, 16A) in 18 regular-season games … Posted eight power-play points and 8 PIM … Registered four assists in three games with Bolzano in the Continental Cup … Notched five assists in 23 playoff tilts en route to the 2013 Stanley Cup championship … Ranked fourth in the NHL and second on the club with 42 blocked shots … Skated in a postseason career-high 39:38 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on June 12 vs. BOS.

Notched 15 points (1G, 14A) in 69 regular-season contests with Chicago … Finished second on the team with 142 blocked shots … Recorded five or more blocked shots in four contests … Logged a season-high 26:04 of ice time on March 27 at NJD … Tallied a season-high two assists on Feb. 2 vs. EDM for his only multi-point showing of the season … Netted his only goal of the season vs. CGY on Dec. 18 … Registered a season-high seven blocked shots at STL on Dec. 3 … Tallied an assist and fired a season-best 4 SOG at CBJ on Nov. 10 … Missed 13 regular-season games due to injury (Feb. 10-21; Feb. 25-March 6) … Tallied one assist in six postseason appearances vs. ARI in the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

Posted a career-high three goals and seven assists in 80 regular-season games … Finished 13th in the NHL with a team-high 166 blocked shots … Accrued a career-high 39 PIM … Blocked a season-high five shots on Feb. 1 at CBJ ... Registered his second career regular-season multi-point game (1G, 1A) on Jan. 9 vs. NYI ... Collected two assists in seven games in the 2011 WCQF vs. VAN … Earned an assist on the overtime GWG in Game 6 on April 24 … Led the Blackhawks with 2:06 of shorthanded TOI per game in the series.

Posted 17 points (2G, 15A) and 20 PIM in 77 regular-season games in his first full NHL season … Ranked third on the team with 137 blocked shots … Registered his first NHL multi-point game (2A) on March 31 at MIN ... Scored his first career GWG on March 3 vs. EDM … Ranked third among club defensemen with a postseason career-best eight points (1G, 7A) in 22 contests while helping Chicago win the 2010 Stanley Cup championship … Ranked third on the team with an average playoff TOI of 21:00 … Tied for the club lead and ranked sixth in the NHL with 54 blocked shots … Netted his first career postseason goal and added an assist in Game 5 of the WCQF on April 24 vs. NSH … Collected a playoff career-best two assists in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on May 29 vs. PHI.

Appeared in 21 regular-season games with Chicago over three recalls, notching three points (1G, 2A) … Dressed in 19 of Chicago’s final 20 regular-season games … Recorded his first NHL goal 16 seconds into the April 11 matchup at DET … Tallied his first point of the season (1A) and logged a season-high 25:33 TOI on March 25 vs. SJS … Appeared in all 17 contests during his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut, posting one assist and 6 PIM … Paced NHL rookie defensemen and ranked second overall on the team with 31 blocked shots … Tallied his first career postseason point (1A) in Game 5 of the WCQF vs. CGY on April 25 ... Recorded a playoff-best five blocked shots twice … Notched 15 assists, 18 points and 53 PIM in 52 regular-season games with the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs … Missed seven games due to injury (Oct. 15-25).

Made his professional debut, splitting the season between Chicago and Rockford … Dished out one assist and posted 13 PIM in 13 regular-season tilts with the Blackhawks … Recorded his first NHL point (1A) on March 23 vs. STL … Appeared in 47 regular-season contests with Rockford, registering nine assists, 13 points and 31 PIM … Accrued four helpers and 8 PIM in 12 Calder Cup Playoffs contests.

Skated in 37 games for the Swedish Elite League’s HV 71 Jonkoping, posting two goals and 24 PIM.

Recorded three points (1G, 2A) in four contests with HV 71 Jonkoping.

Made his Swedish Elite League debut and was held scoreless in 14 contests.

Appeared in six games for Team Sweden and earned a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi … Ranked second among Swedish defensemen with 18:20 of ice time per game … Represented Sweden at the 2012 IIHF World Championship, tallying three assists in eight games played … Registered three points (2G, 1A) and 4 PIM in seven appearances at the 2007 World Junior Championship, serving as alternate captain for Team Sweden in the tournament … Logged a goal, four assists and 6 PIM in seven games at the 2005 U18 World Junior Championship.