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Victor Hedman
Victor Hedman
Defenseman  - TBL
((HEHD-muhn, VIHK-tohr))
Number: 77
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 233
Shoots: Left
Born: Dec 18, 1990  (Age 24)
Birthplace: Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
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Drafted: TBL / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (2nd overall) PROSPECT BIO
2013-14 SEASON: Skated in 75 games with the Lightning, posting 13 goals and 55 points to go along with 53 penalty minutes…Set new career-highs for goals, assists and points in a season...Led all Lightning defensemen for goals, assists and points…His 55 points this season ranks 3rd on the Lightning’s all-time single-season record list for points by a defenseman…Ranked 5th in the NHL among defensemen for points and was 9nth (tie-Barrie) for goals…Ranked 2nd in the league among defensemen for multi-point games with 15…Tied his career-high for most points and assists in a single game with 3 on Jan. 25 vs. COL…Skated in his 300th career NHL game on Jan. 16 at NYI…Missed 6 games with a lower body injury (Dec. 7-17)….2014 Playoffs: Skated in all 4 Lightning postseason games, recording 1 goal and 3 points.


CAREER
2012-13 SEASON: Played in 44 games with the Lightning last season, collecting 4 goals and 20 points to go along with 31 penalty minutes…Ranked 2nd on the Lightning defense for assists and points and tied for second in goals…Ranked 2nd on the club for average time on ice (22:39)…All 4 goals during the season were scored at home…Missed 4 games with a lower body injury from 4/6-4/11…Scored a career-high 2 goals on 2/12 vs. MTL…Registered a season-high 4 game point streak from 1/25 - 2/1, notching 2 goals and 3 assists during that stretch…2011-12: Played in 61 games with the Lightning, collecting 5 goals and 23 assists to go along with 65 penalty minutes…Set a career high for goals and average time on ice (23:05)…Ranked 1st on the Lightning blue-line in penalty minutes and 2nd in goals and points…Finished 2nd on the Bolts in TOI and 3rd in blocked shots with 127…Recorded a career-high 5-game point streak from 3/27 - 4/4, tallying a goal and 5 assists during that span…Played in his 200th career NHL game on 3/8 at WSH…Tied his career-high with 3 assists on 2/16 vs. SJS…Named to 2012 Sweden Men’s National Team for the World Championships held in Finland and Sweden…2010-11: Led all Bolts defensemen with 23 assists and was 2nd among team defensemen with 26 points...Was 4th on the team with a plus-3 rating...Ranked 4th on the team with 70 penalty minutes...Was 2nd on the team in ice time with 21:00 and 6th on the team with 85 blocked shots...Ranked 2nd on the team with 48 takeaways...Scored the game-winning goal in the shootout with his 1st career shootout goal on 12/15 vs. ATL...Had 2 career-high 4-game assist streaks from 10/18 - 10/24 and again from 1/12 - 1/18...Also recorded 2 career-high 4-game point streaks on the year…2011 Playoffs: Appeared in his 1st NHL postseason...Had 0g-1a-1p in the ECQF, including his 1st career NHL postseason point in Game 2...Ranked 2nd on the team in the playoffs for average ice time with 22:16...Ranked 4th among all postseason skaters with 48 blocked shots...Tied for the team lead among defensemen with 6 assists and was 2nd in points among team defensemen with 6...2009-10: Appeared in 74 games his 1st NHL season after being selected with the 2nd overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft…Ranked 4th among all NHL rookies and 4th on the Lightning in ice time with 20:50…Finished the season in 2nd place among the league’s 1st-year players with 97 blocked shots…Was 3rd among NHL rookies with 79 penalty minutes…Finished 2nd among Tampa Bay defensemen with 20 points and 16 assists…Tallied 3 assists in his 1st 3 NHL career games…Set a career-high with 3 points in a game (0g-3a-3p) on 2/11 at BOS…Scored his 1st career NHL goal on 12/5 vs. NYI…Held his only point streak of the season at 2 games, a career-high, from 11/27 - 11/28, tallying 2 assists…Recorded his 1st NHL point in his 1st NHL game on 10/3 at ATL…Registered a career-best 5 shots in a game on 4 separate occasions…Signed his 1st NHL contract on 7/9/09…Rated as the top European player and 1 of the top 3 players overall available in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft…2008-09: Played in 43 games with Modo of the Swedish Elite League, recording 7 goals and 21 points with 52 PIM…Named Rookie of the Year in the SEL at the age of 18…Led the team in plus/minus with a plus-21 and ranked 2nd among Modo defensemen in goals, assists and points…Also played in 2 games with Modo’s U-20 team, recording 2 assists…Played 5 playoff games with Modo Jr., recording 1 assist…2007-08: Played in 39 games with Modo, recording 2 goals and 4 points in his professional debut…Played in 5 playoff games, recording a goal…Played in 6 games with Modo U-20, recording 2 goals and 3 points, also played in 3 postseason games…2006-07: Played the majority of the season with Modo U-20, recording 13 goals and 25 points in 34 games…Also played in 8 games with Modo’s U-18 team, recording 5 goals and 9 points…2005-06: Split the season between Modo’s U-20 and U-18 teams…International Career: Skated in 8 games for Sweden at the 2012 IIHF World Championships, collecting an assist and 14 penalty minutes...Suited up for Team Sweden at the IIHF 2010 World Championships, appearing in 9 games while recording a goal and an assist…Ranked 4th on the team with a plus-5 rating…Was 3rd on the team in average ice time per game with 18:44…Represented Sweden at the 2009 World Juniors, recording 2 assists in 6 games…Helped his team to the Gold Medal Game, but fell to Team Canada…At the 2008 World Juniors he was named to the tournament All-Star Team after recording an assist and a +5 rating in 6 games as Sweden won the Silver Medal…Appeared in 4 games at the World Junior U-18 Championships, recording a goal and 4 points in 4 games…Participated in the 2007 World U-18 Championships, recording a goal and 3 points in 6 games.