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| 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
211 lb (96 kg)
| SEL Team|
| Frölunda HC|
|Born|| April 21 1986,|
|NHL Draft|| 132nd overall, 2004|
|Pro Career||2003 – present|
Oscar Erik Olof Hedman (born April 21, 1986) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman, currently playing for Frölunda HC in Elitserien. Hedman made his debut in Elitserien at age 17, he quickly established himself in the league, and in 2007 he won the Swedish Championship with Modo Hockey. He is the older brother of Victor Hedman.
Playing career Edit
After a successful junior career, where he was a prominent part of Modo's J18- and J20-team, Hedman made his Elitserien debut for Modo in 2003 at the age of 17. After the season he was drafted 132nd overall by the Washington Capitals in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Hedman was a cornerstone in Modo's 2007 championship winning team. Hedman suffered a concussion after being hit by Mika Pyörälä seven seconds into a game between Modo and arch rival Timrå IK on November 26, 2007. The hit struck Hedman unfortunate and he remained lying on the ice, paramedics equipped Hedman with a cervical collar and he was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. Hedman has improved his point totals for five consecutive seasons in Elitserien.
On March 27, 2008, Hedman signed a two-year contract with Frölunda HC.
Hedman played for Sweden at the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships, the 2005 and 2006 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships where he became Sweden's leading scorer among defencemen with one goal and three assists.
Regular season and playoffsEdit