Simon Hjalmarsson
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Simon Hjalmarsson

Hometown:

Varnamo Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1989-02-01

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2007

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

2nd round (39th overall), 2007

Weight:

161 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2006-07: He was among the very best players in the Swedish U20 league, scoring 54 points in 41 games.

2007-08: The forward began the season with Boras HC (SWE-2), appearing in ten games where he recorded six points (2g+4a). A trade would bring him to Frolunda HC Goteborg, where he would finish out the season. Hjalmarsson appeared in 37 games with the club, where he would rack up 16 goals and 30 assists for a total of 46 points. He also saw a lot of time in the box- his 104 PIM was his highest yet.

Talent Analysis
A very well-rounded player, Hjalmarsson stands out with his speed, technical skills and intensity. He's a good goal scorer with a quick release and above average playmaking ability who has so far produced at all levels.  Although he has plenty of flash offensively, Hjalmarsson is also a hard worker with excellent attitude and penalty killing ability. He needs to become stronger.
Future
He could develop into a scoring winger in the NHL.