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Victor Hedman during his days with Modo.
Born December 18, 1990 (1990-12-18) (age 19),
Örnsköldsvik, SWE
Height
Weight
6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
230 lb (104 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team Tampa Bay Lightning
Ntl. team  Sweden
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 2009
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2007 – present

Victor Erik Olof Hedman (born December 18, 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted second overall by the Lightning in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He has two older brothers: Oscar is also a hockey player and currently plays for Frölunda HC in the Swedish Elitserien, as well as Johan Hedman, but he does not play at professional level. Hedman has drawn comparisons to Chris Pronger.[1]

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Playing career

Hedman began his junior hockey career in the Swedish J20 SuperElit with the Modo Hockey organization. He recorded 25 points in 34 games during his first full season in the league in 2006–07. The next year, he turned pro and joined the Elitserien with Modo at the age of 16. At the beginning of the 2008–09 season, he was ranked first overall among all draft-eligible skaters in the International Scouting Services' preliminary rankings.[2] Following his performance at the 2009 World Junior Championships, Hedman was listed atop the rankings of European skaters by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau. Despite the unlikelihood of Hedman playing in Russia, he was drafted 83rd overall by the Kontinental Hockey League's Spartak Moscow on June 1, 2009.[3] Going into the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, he was listed as the number two ranked player and top European player. This led to him being selected second overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning.[4][5]

He made his NHL debut for the Lightning on October 3, 2009 against the Atlanta Thrashers. He also registered his first point, an assist on a Martin St. Louis goal. His first NHL goal was scored on December 5, 2009 against Dwayne Roloson of the New York Islanders.

International play

Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 2009 Ottawa
Silver 2008 Pardubice
World U18 Championships
Bronze 2007 Tampere
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2007 Hodonín

Hedman played for Sweden at the 2008 World Junior Championships, where he helped the team to a silver medal, losing to Team Canada 3–2 in the final, and was selected to the tournament All-Star Team. He later became one of the youngest players to play for Sweden's national men's team when he made his debut at age seventeen in an exhibition game against Norway.[6] Hedman would once again play for Sweden's national junior team at the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa, where he met Canada for the second consecutive year in the gold medal game, earning another silver medal in a 5–1 loss.

Career statistics

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Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts +/− PIM GP G A Pts +/− PIM
2005–06 Modo Hockey J20 10 0 1 1 +5 8
2006–07 Modo Hockey J20 34 13 12 25 +17 30 5 1 1 2 +2 44
2007–08 Modo Hockey J20 6 2 1 3 0 26 3 2 0 2 −2 4
2007–08 Modo Hockey SEL 39 2 2 4 +1 44 5 1 0 1 −2 4
2008–09 Modo Hockey J20 2 0 2 2 +1 10 5 0 1 1 0 2
2008–09 Modo Hockey SEL 43 7 14 21 +21 52
J20 totals 52 15 16 31 +23 74 13 3 2 5 0 50
SEL totals 82 9 16 25 +22 96 5 1 0 1 −2 4

International

Year Team Event GP G A Pts +/− PIM
2007 Sweden Jr. WJC U18 6 1 2 3 +1 10
2008 Sweden Jr. WJC 6 0 1 1 +5 4
2008 Sweden Jr. WJC U18 4 1 3 4 −2 10
2009 Sweden Jr. WJC 6 0 2 2 +4 6
Junior Int' totals 59 12 20 32 98
Senior Int' totals 7 0 0 0 6

Awards

Sweden

Award Year(s) awarded
Sweden's Junior of the Year 2009
Elitserien Rookie of the Year 2009

International

Award Year(s) awarded
World U18 All-Star Team 2007, 2008
World Junior All-Star Team 2008

References

External links


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