Niklas Hjalmarsson To Represent Sweden At World Cup

On Monday afternoon, Sweden announced their preliminary roster for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.

Click here for Sweden’s entire roster.

Hjalmarsson, 28, will be a central part of a talented blue line for Sweden. He has 18 points and is averaging a career-high 22:18 on ice in 64 games this season for the Blackhawks. Hjalmarsson will be joined on the blue line by Erik Karlsson, Victor Hedman, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Anton Stralman and Niklas Kronwall.

Marcus Kruger, who has missed a big part of this season after suffering a wrist injury, was not on the preliminary roster.

6 thoughts on “Niklas Hjalmarsson To Represent Sweden At World Cup

  1. Niklas has always been my favorite Hawk. Hard working, smart, and incredibly tough. His effort and determination is irreplaceable.

  2. Sounds like the Hawks were working on something for Higgins and Hamhuis.

    Congrats to the best 3rd defenseman in the league. I remember he took a puck in the ear while sitting on the bench in his rookie year.

  3. In my editing I neglected to mention Bickell was involved. Canucks overvalued their assets and got nothing.

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