|Born:||June 6, 1987||Draft:||2005 Blackhawks #108 Overall|
|Known For:||3x Stanley Cup Champion||Shoots/Catches:||L|
|National Team:||Sweden||Current Team:||Retired|
Niklas Hjalmarsson (born 6 June 1987) is a former Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman. He previously played for HV71 of the Elitserien (SEL) and the Chicago Blackhawks and Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted in the fourth round (108th overall) by the Blackhawks in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Hjalmarsson won three Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks during his playing career (in 2010, 2013, and 2015) as well as a silver Olympic medal with Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Niklas Hjalmarsson Statistics
- 3x Stanley Cup Champion (2010, 2013, 2015)
- Olympic Silver Medal (2014)
- U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team (2007)
- U18 WJC Bronze Medal (2005)
Ryan Gagne is one of the newest members of The Hockey Writers, covering the New York Islanders. He grew up in a small town in northern New Hampshire, where he idolized the Boston Bruins. Before moving to Canada in 2008, he was the equipment manager for his high school varsity hockey team and a sports journalist for the local newspapers. Ryan has been active in the hockey community, whether coaching, officiating, instructing, or playing. He is the ultimate rink rat with 19 years of experience making ice and driving the Zamboni. An avid fantasy sports player, Ryan created a blog, Keeping the Stats, where he dissects his teams and brags about his 2020 fantasy football championship. Outside of hockey, his life revolves around the New York Yankees, much to his wife’s chagrin.