Simon Hjalmarsson

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Simon Hjalmarsson
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Born (1989-02-01) February 1, 1989 (age 26)
Värnamo, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
CSKA Moscow
Frölunda HC
Rögle BK
Luleå HF
Linköpings HC
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 39th overall, 2007
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2007–present

Mats Simon Hjalmarsson (born February 1, 1989) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player. He is under contract with HC CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

In the 2006–07 season, he played for the Frölunda HC in the J20 SuperElit league and Gislaveds SK in the Division I. He was among the very best players in the Swedish U20 league, scoring 54 points in 41 games. He was consequently selected by the St. Louis Blues, 39th overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

On June 4, 2014, Hjalmarsson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. He was signed under the influence of General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen, who previously drafted Hjalmarrson whilst as a scout for the St. Louis Blues.[2] After attending the Blue Jackets training camp for the 2014–15 season, Hjalmarsson failed to make an impression with the club and was initially reassigned to American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Falcons on October 3, 2014.[3] With little interest to play North American minor league hockey, Hjalmarsson was placed on unconditional waivers in order to mutually terminate his contract with the Blue Jackets. On October 15, 2014, Hjalmarsson signalled an intent to play in the KHL when his rights were traded by his draft team, HC Sibir Novosibirsk to CSKA Moscow. On October 28, 2014, he eventually signed a two-year contract with the club.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Frölunda HC J20 31 8 10 18 8 7 2 3 5 2
2006–07 Frölunda HC J20 41 31 23 54 91 8 1 1 2 6
2007–08 Frölunda HC J20 37 16 30 46 104 8 3 9 12 8
2007–08 Frölunda HC SEL 1 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Borås HC Allsv 10 2 4 6 4
2008–09 Borås HC Allsv 40 14 19 33 28
2008–09 Frölunda HC J20 2 2 0 2 2 5 8 2 10 2
2009–10 Rögle BK SEL 53 11 9 20 16
2010–11 Luleå HF SEL 55 8 21 29 16 13 2 3 5 2
2011–12 Luleå HF SEL 53 19 17 36 8 5 1 1 2 4
2012–13 Linköpings HC SEL 55 12 31 43 10 10 5 6 11 8
2013–14 Linköpings HC SHL 55 27 30 57 87 14 5 4 9 2
2014–15 CSKA Moscow KHL 33 11 13 24 6 16 5 6 11 4
SHL totals 271 77 108 185 139 42 13 14 17 16

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Sweden WJC18 3rd 6 4 5 9 4
2009 Sweden WJC 2nd 6 4 2 6 4
2013 Sweden WC 1st 10 2 2 4 4
2014 Sweden WC 3rd 10 1 0 1 4
Junior totals 12 8 7 15 8
Senior totals 20 3 2 5 8

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