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European Skater
Sweden
Victor
Hedman
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 6"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 220
LAST CLUB TEAM: Modo, SWEDEN
BIRTHDATE: December 18, 1990
MID RANK: 1
HOMETOWN:
FINAL RANK: 1
BORN IN: Ornskoldsvik, SWE
• Patrolling the blue-line for Modo in the Swedish Elite League, Hedman recorded 21 points (7-14-21) in 43 games to earn the Rookie of the Year honors in 2008-09.

• For the second year in a row, he represented Team Sweden at the World Junior Championships, winning a silver medal each year -- in 2008 he was an All-Star selection. Hedman also represented Sweden on the Under-18 team, winning a gold medal at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament and a bronze at the World Championships.

• He was born in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden; a town of less than 55,000 people known for producing star NHL players, including: Peter Forsberg, Markus Naslund, Daniel and Henrik Sedin and Niklas Sundstrom.

• A familiar opponent this season was his brother, Oscar, who plays for Frolunda HC. His oldest brother, Johan, plays for Morrum in the Swedish Elite League Division II.

• At the age of five Hedman began skating, trying to follow in his older brothers footsteps – “my brothers and my parents have always supported me and have been a big part of my career”.

• He patterns his game after top Swedish defenseman and Detroit captain Nicklas Lidstrom and his most memorable international hockey moment was watching Sweden capture the 2006 Olympics and World Championships.

• Outside of hockey, Hedman has a love for flying (his grandfather was a pilot in the military) and he hopes to get his pilot’s license in the near future.

NEWS ARTICLES

HEDMAN, TAVARES, DUCHENE HEADING TO TAMPA

HEDMAN A ONE-TIME TWO-SPORT STAR

HEDMAN SAYS HE HAS NOTHING TO PROVE AT COMBINE

HEDMAN LEADS FINAL EUROPEAN RANKINGS

TAVARES, HEDMAN LEAD MIDTERM DRAFT LISTS

SWEDEN'S HEDMAN ONE TO WATCH AT 2009 NHL DRAFT


HEDMAN CHASING DOWN TAVARES

FAVORITES

NHL Team: Detroit Red Wings
NHL Player: Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom
Shootout Move: Backhand
Movie: Batman
TV Show: Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill
Video Game: FM '08 and FM '09
Actor: Christian Bale
Artist: Johnny Cash
Website: Facebook.com
Pre-game meal: Pasta and Chicken