February 1, 1989 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)|
|NHL Draft||39th overall, 2007
St. Louis Blues
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.
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. 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. 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.
Regular season and playoffs
- "Blues make selections at the 2007 Entry draft". St. Louis Post Dispatch. 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2007-06-25.
- "Blue Jackets sign free agent forward Simon Hjalmarsson". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2014-06-04. Retrieved 2014-06-04.
- "Blue Jackets assign three players to Springfield". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2014-10-03. Retrieved 2014-10-03.
- "CSKA has reached an agreement with Simon Hjalmarsson" (in Russian). HC CSKA Moscow. 2014-10-28. Retrieved 2014-10-28.
- Simon Hjalmarsson's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Simon Hjalmarsson's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Simon Hjalmarsson profile at Eurohockey.com
- Simon Hjalmarsson's profile on Hockey's Future
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