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Top Moments: Robert Hagg Season in Review

Flyers 'defensive' defenseman led the club in hits and blocked shots in 2018-19

by Brian Born | Contributor @NHLFlyers

Season Highlights: Robert Hagg

Look back on Robert Hagg's 2018-19 season

Look back on Robert Hagg's 2018-19 season

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Robert Hagg may have been one of the Philadelphia Flyers most underappreciated members of the defensive core throughout 2018-19. Hagg got his first full season of NHL experience in 2017-18, appearing in 70 games for the club. This season, the Swedish blueliner followed that up by playing in all 82 games for the Flyers (one of only six to accomplish this feat) while averaging 16:57 TOI. Defensively, Hagg was dependable and fearless, leading the club in both hits (258, ranking 10th in the NHL) and blocked shots (158, ranking 13th in the NHL).

Video: Chris Therien recaps Robert Hagg's season

Check out some of Robert Hagg's finest work from the 2018-19 campaign below:

Leaving Vegas with a W
Hagg wasted no time getting on the stat sheet, registering 1G-1A against the Golden Knights in the Flyers season opener, an 8-3 win over Vegas.

Video: PHI@VGK: Hagg pots wrist shot from the circle


Still Gonna Sen' It
Hagg darted through the slot and cleaned up the trash against Ottawa for his lone GWG of the season.

Video: PHI@OTT: Hagg finishes rebound from the slot


This one-timer was lightning fast.

Video: PHI@TBL: Hagg rips one-timer through traffic


Trial vs. the Isles
In two intense battles against NYI, Hagg consistently made an impact. After coming to the defense of teammate Jake Voracek in early March on Long Island, tensions boiled over in a March 23rd contest in Philly. After taking a very questionable double-minor penalty, Hagg kept his cool, and bounced right back with an "unconventional" goal. We like to think it worked out exactly how he drew it up.

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: .@Robbanhagg isn't intimidated by these Islanders. #PHIvsNYI | #LetsGoFlyers

Video: NYI@PHI: Hagg scores after puck caroms off end boards

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: Luckily, Hagg had four minutes to get some energy back for a goal and a celly. #NYIvsPHI | #LetsGoFlyers


Lloyd Christmas stunt-double?
On Dec. 18, it took a complete team effort to defeat the Predators at the Wells Fargo Center. Hagg sacrificed the most, collecting five of the Flyers 24 blocked shots in the matchup. Following the game, Hagg had this to say about the defensive effort:

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: Six-for-six on the PK last night. All sacrifice. #LetsGoFlyers

"It's awesome. When you block a shot and you hear 20,000 people screaming, even though you're tired out there, you're getting more energy out of it. There is a lot of thanks for those fans."

Hagg was rewarded for his efforts by receiving the Player of the Game Helmet from his teammates, but drew look-alike comparisons to one specific Jim Carey character...

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: Five blocked shots and a big 👍 from @Robbanhagg! The sacrifice made from the blue line tonight earned him The Helmet. #NSHvsPHI | #LetsGoFlyers


Hagg Mic'd Up
ICYMI, Robert Hagg was mic'd up for a Metropolitan Division matchup with New Jersey, in the same arena he was drafted by the Flyers with the 41st overall pick (second round) back in 2013.

Video: Robert Hagg mic'd up vs. the Devils

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