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Victor Hedman

Born:December 18, 1990Draft:2009 Lightning, 2nd Overall
Hometown:Örnsköldsvik, SWEPosition:Defense
Known For:2x Stanley CupShoots:Left
National Team:SwedenCurrent Team:Tampa Bay Lightning

Victor Erik Olof Hedman (born 18 December 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman and alternate captain for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). Hedman was selected second overall by the Lightning in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Widely considered to be one of the best defensemen in the NHL, Hedman is a four-time James Norris Memorial Trophy finalist, winning the award in 2018. In 2020, Hedman won the Stanley Cup with the Lightning over the Dallas Stars, winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs.

Gary Bettman Conn Smythe Trophy Victor Hedman Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman presents the Conn Smythe Trophy to Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

Victor Hedman Stats

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  • KHL Defenseman of the Month, November 2012
  • KHL All-Star Game 2013 (did not play)
  • 4x NHL All-Star Game 2017, 2018, 2020, 2022
  • 4x NHL Second All-Star Team 2017, 2019, 2020, 2022
  • James Norris Memorial Trophy 2018
  • NHL First All-Star Team 2018
  • Conn Smythe Trophy 2020
  • Stanley Cup Champion 2020
  • IIHF World U18 Championship Bronze Medal 2007
  • IIHF World U18 Championship All-Star Team 2007, 2008
  • IIHF World U18 Championship Top 3 Player on Team 2007
  • Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Gold Medal 2007
  • IIHF World U20 Championship Silver Medal 2008, 2009
  • IIHF World U20 Championship All-Star Team 2008
  • IIHF World Championship Bronze Medal 2010
  • Guldpucken 2015
  • IIHF World Championship Gold Medal 2017
  • IIHF World Championship Top 3 Player on Team 2017