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Victor Hedman
Position Defence
Shoots Left
6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
230 lb (105 kg)
NHL Team Tampa Bay Lightning
Nationality Flag of Sweden
Born December 18 1990 (1990-12-18) (age 26),
Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 2009
Tampa Bay Lightning
Pro Career 2007 – present

Victor Erik Olof Hedman (born December 18, 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted second overall by the Lightning in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. His older brother Oscar is also a hockey player and currently plays for Frölunda HC in the Swedish Elitserien.

Playing careerEdit

Hedman began his junior hockey career in the Swedish J20 SuperElit with the Modo Hockey organization. He recorded 25 points in 34 games during his first full season in the league in 2006–07. The next year, he turned pro and joined the Elitserien with Modo at the age of 16. At the beginning of the 2008–09 season, he was ranked first overall among all draft-eligible skaters in the International Scouting Services' preliminary rankings. Following his performance at the 2009 World Junior Championships, Hedman was listed atop the rankings of European skaters by NHL Central Scouting. He was listed as the number two NHL Draft pick and was selected second overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

He made his NHL debut for the Lightning on October 3, 2009 against the Atlanta Thrashers. He also registered his first point, an assist on a Martin St. Louis goal.

International playEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Sweden Sweden
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 2009 Ottawa
Silver 2008 Pardubice
World U18 Championships
Bronze 2007 Tampere
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2007 Hodonín

Hedman played for Sweden at the 2008 World Junior Championships, where he helped the team to a silver medal, losing to Team Canada 3–2 in the final, and was selected to the tournament All-Star Team. He later became one of the youngest players to play for Sweden's national men's team when he made his debut at age seventeen in an exhibition game against Norway. Hedman would once again play for Sweden's national junior team at the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa, where he met Canada for the second consecutive year in the gold medal game, earning another silver medal in a 5–1 loss.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeague GPGAPts+/−PIMGPGAPts+/−PIM
2005–06 Modo Hockey J20 10011+58
2006–07 Modo Hockey J20 34131225+1730 5112+244
2007–08 Modo Hockey J20 6213026 3202−24
2007–08 Modo Hockey SEL 39224+144 5101−24
2008–09 Modo Hockey J20 2022+110 501102
2008–09 Modo Hockey SEL 4371421+2152
J20 totals 52151631+2374 13325050
SEL totals 8291625+2296 5101−24


Year Team Event GPGAPts+/−PIM
2007 Sweden Jr. WJC U18 6123+110
2008 Sweden Jr. WJC 6011+54
2008 Sweden Jr. WJC U18 4134−210
2009 Sweden Jr. WJC 6022+46
Junior Int' totals 5912203298
Senior Int' totals 70006



Award Year(s) awarded
Sweden's Junior of the Year 2009
Elitserien Rookie of the Year 2009


Award Year(s) awarded
World U18 All-Star Team 2007, 2008
World Junior All-Star Team 2008

External linksEdit

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