Niklas Hjalmarsson is a Swedish professional ice hockey player. He has played for teams like HV71, Chicago Blackhawks, Bolzano HC, and Arizona Coyotes. His position is defense and shoots with the Left. In 2021 he professionally retired but in 2022 he and Duncan Keith appeared playing for the Oilers against the Blackhawks in United Center at Chicago.
Niklas Hjalmarsson was born on 6th June 1987 in Eksjo, Sweden. The names of his parents are Sivert Hjalmarsson and Eva Hjalmarsson. He has not shared details about his siblings with the media. At a young age, he used to play various outdoor sports. Niklas has completed his high school education. The details about his schooling and higher education have not been shared with the media yet. By looking at his career he must have been trained professionally in playing ice hockey.
Niklas Hjalmarsson Career
Niklas started his career in 2001 by playing in SWE.5 league for Eksjo HC. From 2003 to 2007 he played in various leagues like J20, SWE U18, and SEL. The team he played for is HV71. In 2006 he was also seen in Allsv and played for IK Oskarshamn. In 2007 he played in American Hockey League for Rockford IceHogs. The same year he played 13 games in NHL for Chicago Blackhawks.
From 2008 to 2017 he played for Chicago Blackhawks in NHL. He played in 610 games and scored 23 goals, 119 assists, and 142 points. From 2017 to 2021 he went to Arizona Coyotes as his tenure with the Blackhawks came to an end. Till then he played in 198 games and scored 2 goals, 27 assists, and 29 points. On 25th July 2021, he professionally retired from hockey after playing 14 seasons in NHL.
Niklas Hjalmarsson Biography
|Real Name||Niklas Hjalmarsson|
|Birth Date||6 June 1987|
|Age (as of 2022)||34 Years|
|Birth Place||Eksjö, Sweden|
|Profession||Ice Hockey Player|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 3” – in Centimeters – 191 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 89 kg – in Pounds – 197 lbs|
|Shoe Size||12 (U.S.)|
|Who is his wife?||Elina Hjalmarsson (m. 2013–2018)|
|Children||Two (Oliver & Theo Hjalmarsson)|
In 2013 he married his girlfriend Elina Cassell who is a Swedish model. Next year they were blessed with a son named Theo. In 2017 they were blessed with their second child Oliver. In 2015 Elina decided to start her own handbag line. The couple was also struggling with their relationship and has filed for divorce in 2018. Currently, he is single and focused on his upcoming games.
Niklas Hjalmarsson Net Worth
Niklas Hjalmarsson has earned mainly from his hockey career. In 2010 he signed a four-year contract worth $14 million offer sheet worth San Jose Sharks but the Blackhawks decided to pick him. He signed a five-year extension contract at an annual average salary of $4.1 million with the Blackhawks. On 1st July 2018, he signed a two-year contract worth $10 million with Coyotes. According to sources his net worth has been estimated at around $12 million.
- He played for Bolzano HC at Italian Hockey League – Serie A in 2012.
- In 2014 he represented Sweden at Olympic Games and secured a silver medal.
- In 2005 WJC18 and 2016 WCH he represented Sweden and won a bronze medal.
- He was drafted 108th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
- In 2010 his team Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup and again in 2015.
- He was named as an alternate captain for Coyotes in the 2017-18 seasons.