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Sweden Victor Hedman
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Nicolas Deschamps 10 7 10 17
2. Johan Skinnars 13 5 12 17
3. Ondrej Kopta 13 11 4 15
4. Bostjan Golicic 9 8 7 15
5. Guillaume Leclerc 10 7 8 15
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
30
Height
6'6" / 198 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
227 lbs / 103 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
24/25
Cap Hit
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Highlights
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
2-time U20 WJC Silver Medal 2
1-time U18 WJC Bronze Medal 1
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
1-time NHL Best Defenseman (Norris Trophy) 1
1-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 1
1-time NHL Stanley Cup MVP (Conn Smythe Trophy) 1

Hedman is a defenseman out of the ordinary. The tall and strong defenseman has a unique combination of size and speed. He accelerates very well and at full speed there are few, if any, defenseman of such stature that can match Hedman. Furthermore, he has very good hockey sense which contributes to him usually being at the right place at the right moment.

Hedman’s puck skills are above average and he is very good at moving the puck into the offensive end in high speed. He is also quite shifty and creative and can stickhandle through heavy traffic. Offensively, he has a good shot, including a heavy slapper that he could, however, use more frequently. His passing game is also of high caliber.

As for his defensive game, he does not really play very physical. He is an aggressive player with an edge to his game, but likes to solve tricky situations with his hockey sense and stick work, rather than playing the body. His reach is impressive and provides him with a natural advantage over his opponents. What really characterizes Hedman as a player, beside the obvious combination of size, skill and speed, is his attitude, winner’s instinct and the urge to be the best at what he does.

Brothers: Oscar Hedman, Johan Hedman

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2004-05 MODO Hockey U16 U16 SM 5 1 3 4 6 5 |
2005-06 MODO Hockey U16 U16 SM 5 2 3 5 8 0 |
MODO Hockey J18 J18 Allsvenskan 8 3 3 6 14 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
MODO Hockey J20 J20 SuperElit 10 0 1 1 8 |
Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 10 3 4 7 16 |
2006-07 MODO Hockey J18 J18 Allsvenskan 3 3 0 3 29 |
MODO Hockey J20 J20 SuperElit 34 13 12 25 30 | Playoffs 5 1 1 2 44
Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 4 3 3 6 4 |
Sweden U18 WJC-18 6 1 2 3 10 1 |
Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 15 1 4 5 38 |
2007-08 MODO Hockey J20 J20 SuperElit 6 2 1 3 26 | Playoffs 3 2 0 2 4
MODO Hockey Elitserien 39 2 2 4 44 1 | Playoffs 5 1 0 1 4 -2
Sweden U18 WJC-18 4 1 3 4 10 -2 |
Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 8 2 4 6 10 |
Sweden U20 WJC-20 6 0 1 1 4 5 |
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 10 0 2 2 14 |
Sweden (all) International 2 0 0 0 0 1 |
2008-09 MODO Hockey J20 J20 SuperElit 2 0 2 2 10 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 2
MODO Hockey Elitserien 43 7 14 21 52 21 |
Sweden U20 “A” WJC-20 6 0 2 2 6 4 |
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 12 3 3 6 16 |
Sweden (all) International 5 0 0 0 4 -2 |
2009-10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 74 4 16 20 79 -3 |
Sweden WC 9 1 1 2 6 5 |
Sweden (all) International 13 3 1 4 8 9 |
2010-11 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 79 3 23 26 70 3 | Playoffs 18 0 6 6 8 0
2011-12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 61 5 18 23 65 -9 |
Sweden WC 8 0 1 1 14 -1 |
Sweden (all) International 12 0 1 1 26 -5 |
2012-13 Barys Astana KHL 26 1 21 22 70 18 |
Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 44 4 16 20 31 1 |
Sweden (all) International 6 1 1 2 8 5 |
2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 75 13 42 55 53 5 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3 2 -2
2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 59 10 28 38 40 12 | Playoffs 26 1 13 14 6 11
2015-16 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 78 10 37 47 46 21 | Playoffs 17 4 10 14 14 2
2016-17 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 79 16 56 72 47 3 |
Sweden WCup 4 1 0 1 0 -1 |
Sweden “A” WC 10 2 2 4 6 8 |
Sweden (all) International 17 4 3 7 12 8 |
2017-18 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 77 17 46 63 54 32 | Playoffs 17 1 10 11 10 -4
2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning “A” NHL 70 12 42 54 44 24 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 10 -2
2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning “A” NHL 66 11 44 55 31 27 | Playoffs 25 10 12 22 24 13
2020-21 Tampa Bay Lightning “A” NHL 2 0 2 2 0 2 |
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2005-06 Ångermanland TV-Pucken 5 3 1 4 10 |
2006-07 Ångermanland TV-Pucken 5 1 0 1 0 |
2007-08 MODO Hockey ECC 2 0 0 0 2 -2 |
Sweden U18 “C” Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 1 1 2 0 1 |
2008-09 Sweden EHT 3 0 0 0 0 -1 |
2009-10 Sweden EHT 3 1 0 1 2 2 |
2011-12 Sweden EHT 3 0 0 0 10 -3 |
2012-13 Sweden EHT 6 1 1 2 8 5 |
2016-17 Sweden EHT 3 1 0 1 6 -4 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL 2020-2021
Fri 15/01 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks
Wed 13/01 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks
NHL 2019-2020
Mon 28/09 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars
Sat 26/09 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars
Fri 25/09 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars
Wed 23/09 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars
Mon 21/09 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars
Sat 19/09 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars
Thu 17/09 Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders
Tue 15/09 Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders
Skill Rating

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Strength
19
Passing
19
Speed
17
Teamwork
16

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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
ECC 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 2 -2 | 0
EHT 5 18 3 1 4 0.22 26 -1 | 0
Hlinka Gretzky Cup 1 4 1 1 2 0.50 0 1 | 0
International 6 55 8 6 14 0.25 58 16 | 0
International-Jr 4 59 12 20 32 0.54 98 - | 0
J18 Allsvenskan 2 11 6 3 9 0.82 43 - | 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 -
J20 SuperElit (J20 Nationell) 4 52 15 16 31 0.60 74 - | 3 13 3 2 5 0.38 50 -
KHL 1 26 1 21 22 0.85 70 18 | 0
NHL 12 764 105 370 475 0.62 560 118 | 7 109 17 53 70 0.64 74 18
Elitserien (SHL) 2 82 9 16 25 0.30 96 22 | 1 5 1 0 1 0.20 4 -2
TV-Pucken 2 10 4 1 5 0.50 10 - | 0
U16 SM 2 10 3 6 9 0.90 14 5 | 0
WC 3 27 3 4 7 0.26 26 12 | 0
WCup 1 4 1 0 1 0.25 0 -1 | 0
WJC-18 2 10 2 5 7 0.70 20 -1 | 0
WJC-20 2 12 0 3 3 0.25 10 9 | 0
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
07/01/2016
07/01/2016 Extension Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning
09/28/2012
09/28/2012 Confirmed Tampa Bay Lightning Barys Nur-Sultan
11/30/2011
11/30/2011 Extension Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning
07/09/2009
07/09/2009 Confirmed MODO Hockey Tampa Bay Lightning
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2009, 4 #83 overall by Spartak Moskva in the KHL Draft

Cult/Star player for MODO Hockey

Cult/Star player for Sweden

Cult/Star player for Tampa Bay Lightning

Career transactions
- 2011-11-30 • Signed to a five-year contract extension by the Tampa Bay Lightning
- 2009-07-09 • Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the Tampa Bay Lightning
- 2007-05-02 • Signed to a two-year pro contract by MODO

Other memorable dates
- 2009-12-09 • Scored 1st career NHL goal (vs NY Islanders vs Dwayne Roloson)
- 2009-07-06 • Made NHL debut (at Atlanta; 1 assist, -2, 26:27 TOI)
- 2009-02-28 • Tied record for highest scoring U20 defenseman in one Elitserien season
- 2007-09-25 • Became 2nd youngest defenseman to play in an Elitserien game
- 2007-09-25 • Made Elitserien debut

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