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Victor Hedman

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'6" / 198 cm
  • Weight
    223 lbs / 101 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Contract
    24/25

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 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 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 SuperElit 6 2 1 3 26 | Playoffs 3 2 0 2 4
MODO Hockey SHL 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 SuperElit 2 0 2 2 10 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 2
MODO Hockey SHL 43 7 14 21 52 +21 |
Sweden U20 “A” WJC-20 6 0 2 2 6 +4 |
Sweden U20 (all) “A” International-Jr 12 3 3 6 16 |
Sweden EHT 3 0 0 0 0 -1 |
Sweden (all) International 5 0 0 0 4 -2 |
2009-10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 74 4 16 20 79 -3 |
Sweden EHT 3 1 0 1 2 +2 |
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 EHT 3 0 0 0 10 -3 |
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 EHT 6 1 1 2 8 +5 |
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 EHT 3 1 0 1 6 -4 |
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 NHL 7 2 2 4 6 -3 |
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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 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
ECC 2 0 0 0 0.00 2 -2 |
EHT 18 3 1 4 0.22 26 -1 |
International 55 8 6 14 0.25 58 +16 |
International-Jr 59 12 20 32 0.54 98 +0 |
J18 Allsvenskan 11 6 3 9 0.82 43 | 2 0 0 0 0.00 0
KHL 26 1 21 22 0.85 70 +18 |
NHL 633 84 284 368 0.58 491 +62 | 82 7 41 48 0.59 40 +7
SHL 82 9 16 25 0.30 96 +22 | 5 1 0 1 0.20 4 -2
SuperElit 52 15 16 31 0.60 74 | 13 3 2 5 0.38 50
TV-Pucken 10 4 1 5 0.50 10 |
U16 SM 10 3 6 9 0.90 14 +5 |
WC 27 3 4 7 0.26 26 +12 |
WCup 4 1 0 1 0.25 0 -1 |
WJC-18 10 2 5 7 0.70 20 -1 |
WJC-20 12 0 3 3 0.25 10 +9 |
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 Astana
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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