Niklas Hjalmarsson is a Swedish former ice hockey player. He has played earlier for teams such as HV71, Chicago Blackhawks, Bolzano HC and Arizona Coyotes. His position is defense and he shoots with his left hand. In 2021 he retired professionally, but in 2022 he and Duncan Keith stepped up to play for the Oilers against the Blackhawks at the United Center in Chicago.
Niklas Hjalmarsson was born on June 6, 1987 in Eksjo, Sweden. His parents’ names are Sivert Hjalmarsson and Eva Hjalmarsson. He has not shared any details about his siblings with the media. From a young age he was involved in various outdoor sports. Niklas has completed his high school diploma. The details about his school and college education have not yet been revealed to the media. Looking at his career, he must have been coached professionally in ice hockey.
Career of Niklas Hjalmarsson
Niklas started his career in 2001 in the SWE.5 league for Eksjo HC. From 2003 to 2007 he played in various leagues such as 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 for the Rockford IceHogs in the American Hockey League. That same year he played 13 games in the NHL for the Chicago Blackhawks.
From 2008 to 2017 he played for the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL. He played in 610 games and recorded 23 goals, 119 assists and 142 points. He went to the Arizona Coyotes from 2017 to 2021 when his tenure with the Blackhawks came to an end. Until then he played in 198 games and recorded 2 goals, 27 assists and 29 points. He retired professionally from hockey on July 25, 2021 after playing 14 seasons in the NHL.
Biography of Niklas Hjalmarsson
|Real name||Niklas Hjalmarsson|
|date of birth||June 6, 1987|
|Age (as of 2022)||34 years|
|place of birth||Eksjo, Sweden|
|height||in feet inches – 6′ 3” – in centimeters – 191cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 89kg – in pounds – 197 pounds|
|shoe size||12 (USA)|
Niklas Hjalmarsson Family
|Who is Niklas Hjalmarsson’s wife?||Elina Hjalmarsson (m. 2013–2018)|
|children||Two (Oliver & Theo Hjalmarsson)|
In 2013 he married his girlfriend Elina Cassell who is a Swedish model. The 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 line of handbags. The couple also struggled with their relationship and filed for divorce in 2018. He is currently single and focused on his upcoming matches.
Niklas Hjalmarsson Net Worth
Niklas Hjalmarsson mainly earned money from his ice hockey career. In 2010, he signed a four-year, $14 million deal with the San Jose Sharks, but the Blackhawks chose to pick him. He signed a five-year renewal contract with the Blackhawks at an average annual salary of $4.1 million. On July 1, 2018, he signed a two-year, $10 million deal with Coyotes. According to sources, his net worth was estimated at around $12 million.
Facts About Niklas Hjalmarsson
- He played for Bolzano HC in Italian Hockey League – Serie A in 2012.
- In 2014 he represented Sweden at the Olympic Games and secured a silver medal.
- Hjalmarsson is one of only seven players to be part of the 2010, 2013, and 2015 Stanley Cup victories.
- In 2005 WJC18 and 2016 World Championships he represented Sweden and won a bronze medal.
- He was drafted 108th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
- In 2010, his team, the Blackhawks, won the Stanley Cup and again in 2015.
- In the 2017-18 season, he was named assistant captain of the Coyotes.