spot­light player

The Hockey News - - Sweden -

nik­las hjal­mars­son

of the Chicago Black­hawks’ is one of the most un­der­rated de­fend­ers in the league. There’s not much flash to his game, but few de­fense­men are as re­li­able in their own end as Hjal­mars­son, who will be asked to play a shut­down role for the Tre Kro­nor. Only nine de­fense­men skated more shorthanded min­utes than Hjal­mars­son in 2015-16. And his plus-64 in the four sea­sons since the lock­out ranks No. 3 league-wide among de­fense­men.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.