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| 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
230 lb (105 kg)
|NHL Team||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|Born|| December 18 1990,|
|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.
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.
|Competitor for Sweden|
|World Junior Championships|
|World U18 Championships|
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament|
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.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2007||Sweden Jr.||WJC U18||6||1||2||3||+1||10|
|2008||Sweden Jr.||WJC U18||4||1||3||4||−2||10|
|Junior Int' totals||59||12||20||32||—||98|
|Senior Int' totals||7||0||0||0||—||6|
|Sweden's Junior of the Year||2009|
|Elitserien Rookie of the Year||2009|
|World U18 All-Star Team||2007, 2008|
|World Junior All-Star Team||2008|
- Victor Hedman's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Victor Hedman's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Victor Hedman - player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
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