Niklas Hjalmarsson Biography

( 1987 - )
May 5, 2019
First published on:May 22, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Niklas Hjalmarsson

Date of Birth: 1987, June 6
Age: 32 years old
Birth Nation: Sweden
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Name Niklas Hjalmarsson
Birth Place Eksjo, Sweden
Famous Name Niklas Hjalmarsson
Father Silvert Hjalmarsson
Mother Eva Hjalmarsson
Net Worth $12 million
Salary $4 million
Nationality Swedish
Currently Working For Arizona Coyotes
Currently Married Yes
Married to Elina Hjalmarsson
Divorce Yes
Children Theo Hjalmarsson and Oliver Hjalmarsson

A Swedish professional ice hockey player, Niklas Hjalmarsson currently plays for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL) as a defenseman and is also an alternate captain.

During his playing career with the Chicago Blackhawks, he has won three Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013, and 2015. Further, he acquired silver Olympics medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics for his national side, Swedish national team. As of 2019, his net worth is $12 million. Let's get to know Niklas a little closer in this short bio.

Niklas Hjalmarsson's Net Worth and Salary in 2019

Niklas Hjalmarsson is a wealthy professional ice hockey defenseman with an estimated net worth of $12 million in 2019. His significant source of earning is his hockey career as he has not revealed any other income generating business.

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Currently, Hjalmarsson is signed to Arizona Coyotes on a 5-year contract where he gets paid $4 million per annum as his salary. The contract is worth $20.5 million.

In his 12 years in NHL, he has made the total earnings of $35,228,780.

Apart, in 2017, Niklas and his wife listed their 5-bedrooms, 4,600 sq. ft brick, and limestone house for sale in $2.3 million.

Niklas Hjalmarsson's Married, Divorce, and Personal Life

Niklas Hjalmarsson, 30, was previously married but is divorced now. He tied the wedding knot with his longtime girlfriend, Elina Hjalmarsson on 27th July 2013, after dating almost six years. The couple together has two adorable baby boys, Theo Hjalmarsson and Oliver.  


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After almost 12 years together, the couple separated in May 2018. Elina announced the news with the statement:

I have had close to twelve wonderful years together with Niklas and we have created many nice memories together which I will always value. The children will always be our priority and they are our focus now. There is nothing behind this. This is a private matter and something we deal with within the family and I hope everyone can accept and respect it. More than that, I will not comment.

The report was further asserted by their fans on twitter

Further, after divorce, Swedish media reported that Elina took Hjalmarsson out of her last name from her personal Instagram. The news of their divorce saddened many of Niklas Hjalmarsson fans and who were already disappointed about his move from Chicago to Glendale. 

Niklas Hjalmarsson's Bio and Early Life

Niklas Hjalmarsson was born on 6th of June 1987, in Eksjo, Sweden, to Silvert Hjalmarsson and Eva Hjalmarsson. His star sign is Gemini. By nationality, Hjalmarsson is a Swedish, and his ethnicity is under review.

Hjalmarsson was raised on a cattle farm in Eksjo. At the age of three, he began skating but showed a knack for soccer and was kind enough that he was torn deciding which sport to pursue professionally.

Niklas Hjalmarsson Playing Career

Chicago Blackhawks

In the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Niklas Hjalmarsson was selected 108th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks. He represented HV71 in the Elitserien for three years professionally.

His NHL debut came in the 2007-08 season with the Blackhawks in North America. Following his majority of the season with the Rockford IceHogs, he landed on the regular roster after defenseman James Wisniewski traded to the Anaheim Ducks.

He scored his career first NHL goal against Chris Osgood of the Detroit Red Wings.

In 2009-10 season, Hjalmarsson made 77 game appearances and all 22 in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the Blackhawks, averaging over 19 minutes played per game.

In the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs, a slapshot Hjalmarsson took was redirected by teammate Andrew Ladd, leading the Blackhawks a 3-2 win in the 6th game of the Stanley Cup Finals: the team won the game in 4-3 and eventually the 2010 Stanley Cup.

On 9th July 2010, Hjalmarsson signed an offer sheet with the San Jose Sharks, agreeing on a four-year contract deal worth $14 million. Later three days, Blackhawks matched the offer sheet, making Hjalmarsson the first ever NHL defenseman in thirteen years to receive an offer sheet as a restricted free agent.

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Analytically, Blackhawks’ matching of the offer meant that they no longer had enough cap space to re-sign goaltender Antti Niemi, who unintentionally concluded signing the Sharks later that off-season.

In the 2012-13 NHL lockout, Hjalmarsson represented HC Bolzano in the Italian Serie A and the IIHF Continental Cup.

The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in the year 2013. In the 2013 off-season, he signed an extension contract with the Blackhawks, agreeing to a 4-year deal at an annual average salary of $4.1 million.

In 2015, Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup for the third time, making Hjalmarsson one of only seven players to be part of 2010, 2013, and 2015 Stanley Cup Victories.

Arizona Coyotes

On 23rd of June 2017, Hjalmarsson was traded to Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Laurent Dauphin and Connor Murphy.


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