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Victor Hedman

Victor Hedman  #77

Tampa Bay Lightning  Defenseman
NUMBER: 77 BIRTHDATE: December 18, 1990  (AGE 24)
HEIGHT: 6' 6" BIRTHPLACE: Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
WEIGHT: 223 DRAFTED: TBL / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (2nd overall)    Prospect Bio
2015-16 - Had four shots and was +2 Nov. 28 vs. NYI - Scored second goal of season Nov. 27 at WSH - Notched team-best 11th assist Nov. 14 vs. FLA - Ranks 12th (tie) among NHL d-men for assists - Paces Bolts for average TOI (21:57) - Second on Bolts for takeaways (13) - Scored first goal Nov. 5 at BUF - Had a Bolts season-high 7 shots and had an assist Oct. 29 vs. COL - Tallied three assists, tying a career high, on Oct. 23 at WPG - Had two assists Oct. 12 at BOS to cap season-opening, three-game assist streak 2014-15 - Led Bolts in average TOI (22:41), average shifts per game (26.1) and blocked shots (110) - Ranked 1st among Bolts d-men for goals (10) and 2nd for points (38) - Missed 18 games (10/20-11/26) with a fractured finger - Ranked 2nd in the NHL postseason with a +11 rating 2013-14 - Led all Bolts d-men for goals (13), assists (42) and points (55), setting career highs for each - Ranked 5th among NHL d-men for points and 9th for goals Career - Member of Team Sweden at the 2012 World Championships
Signed as a free agent by Astana (KHL), September 25, 2012.
Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016