Niklas Hjalmarsson

Team Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks
Position Defence
Born Jun 6, 1987
Nationality Sweden Sweden
Team History
Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 2007 - present
HV71 HV71 2004 - 2007

Niklas Hjalmarsson is a Swedish defenseman on the Chicago Blackhawks.

Hjalmarsson was originally drafted by the Blackhawks in 2005, but continued playing in the Elitserien with HV71 until 2007. He spent most of the 2007-08 season playing in the AHL, but was called up to Chicago for 13 games. The following season, he played 21 games but was unable to earn a regular place in the lineup. However, once James Wisniewski was traded to Anaheim, Hjalmarsson was able to get a regular spot on the roster and even made the Blackhawks’ postseason roster.

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