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Niklas Hjalmarsson

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Birthday
6, 1987
Birthplace
Eksjo, Sweden
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
6, 1987 (age 32)
Birthplace
Eksjo, Sweden

About

Defenseman who joined the Chicago Blackhawks in 2007 and helped the team win Stanley Cup Championships in 2010, 2013 and 2015. As a member of the Swedish national team, he earned a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Before Fame

He played three seasons for HV71 in the Swedish Hockey League.

Trivia

During the 2012-13 half-season NHL lockout, he played for Bolzano HC in Serie A.

Family Life

He was born in Eksjo, Sweden. He married Elina Hjalmarsson in 2013.

Associated With

He and fellow defenseman Dustin Byfuglien were teammates on the Blackhawks from 2007 to 2010.