Niklas Hjalmarsson
Niklas Hjalmarsson
Defenseman  - CHI
Number: 4
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 197
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 6, 1987  (Age 28)
Birthplace: Eksjo, Sweden
Drafted: CHI / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (108th overall)
Blackhawks Career Totals: 526 GP, 18-99-117, +95 2015-16 REGULAR SEASON: Leads Chicago with 152:22 of total shorthanded TOI and ranks second with 108 blocked shots ... Became the 13th defenseman in franchise history to reach the 500-games played mark on Dec. 13 vs. VAN ... Posted his first multi-point outing (2A) of the season on Dec. 8 vs. NSH ... Scored his first goal of the season on Nov. 28 at LAK ... Tallied an assist and four SOG on opening night on Oct. 7 vs. NYR. 2015 PLAYOFFS: Captured his third career Stanley Cup championship (2010, 2013 and 2015), all with Chicago ... Led the league with 66 blocked shots ... Ranked fourth with 598:54 (average of 26:02 per game) in time on ice. CAREER: Won a silver medal with Team Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics ... Holds the franchise record with 117 playoff game appearances by a defenseman and is tied with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp for third among all skaters.

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.