Niklas Hansson

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Niklas Hansson
Born (1995-01-08) January 8, 1995 (age 25)
Jonstorp, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
SHL team
Former teams
Rögle BK
HV71
NHL Draft 68th overall, 2013
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2011–present

Niklas Hansson (born January 8, 1995) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with Rögle BK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He was selected by the Dallas Stars in the 3rd round (68th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Hansson made his Elitserien debut playing with Rögle BK during the 2012–13 Elitserien season.[1]

At the conclusion of his first season with HV71 in 2015–16, Hansson agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with his draft club, the Dallas Stars, on March 26, 2016.[2] He immediately joined AHL affiliate, the Texas Stars, on an amateur try-out for the final stretch of their regular season and first round defeat in the post-season.

In the 2016–17 season, Hansson was loaned back to HV71 to continue his development. He contributed as a depth player to HV71's blueline, helping the club claim their fifth Championship in franchise history.

At the conclusion of his entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars following the 2018–19 season, having spent the entirety of his North American career in the AHL with affiliate, the Texas Stars, Hansson opted to return to his original hometown club, Rögle BK of the SHL. He signed a two-year contract on April 24, 2019.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Jonstorps IF Div.2 18 0 2 2 2
2011–12 Rögle BK J20 18 2 1 3 6 7 0 2 2 0
2012–13 Rögle BK J20 39 3 20 23 47 2 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Rögle BK SEL 9 0 0 0 4
2013–14 Rögle BK J20 12 4 8 12 2
2013–14 Rögle BK Allsv 47 2 11 13 16 16 1 9 10 6
2014–15 Rögle BK Allsv 47 2 19 21 10 10 1 3 4 4
2014–15 Rögle BK J20 1 2 0 2 2
2015–16 HV71 SHL 44 7 15 22 14 6 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Texas Stars AHL 6 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 2
2016–17 HV71 SHL 46 1 10 11 12 2 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Texas Stars AHL 70 1 10 11 38
2018–19 Texas Stars AHL 65 7 15 22 34
SHL totals 99 8 25 33 30 8 0 0 0 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
SHL
Le Mat Trophy (HV71) 2017 [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012-13 Rögle BK player statistics". Eliteprospects.com. May 6, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Dallas Stars sign Niklas Hansson to entry-level contract". Dallas Stars. March 26, 2016. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "Hansson returns to Rogle from AHL" (in Swedish). Rögle BK. April 24, 2019. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  4. ^ "HV71 wins championship". aftonbladet.se (in Swedish). April 30, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2017.

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