Victor Hedman Biography

September 7, 2020
First published on:September 7, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Victor Hedman

Birth Name Victor Erik Olof Hedman
Birth Place Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Famous Name Victor Hedman
Net Worth $20 Million
Salary $8,000,000
Position in Team Defence
Current team Tampa Bay Lightning
Nationality Swedish
Profession NHL Player
Currently Married Yes
Married to Sanna Grundberg m. 2017

Victor Erik Olof Hedman a.k.a. Victor Hedman is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman and alternate captain currently signed to the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was picked by the Lightning in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in the second round.

Born on 18th December 1990, Victor Hedman is a four-time James Norris Memorial Trophy finalist, being nominated in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. In 2018, he ultimately won the Trophy. His star sign is Sagittarius. 

How Much Is Victor Hedman Net Worth In 2020?

On 9th June 2009, Victor Hedman signed his first professional contract a 3 year $10.5 million deal with Tampa Bay. On 1st December 2011, he signed a 5 year $20 million extension with Tampa Bay. On 1st July 2016, he signed an 8 year $63 million extension with Tampa Bay.

Season Team Earnings
2009-2010 Tampa Bay Lightning $900,000
2010-2011 Tampa Bay Lightning $900,000
2011-2012 Tampa Bay Lightning $900,000
2012-2013 Tampa Bay Lightning $3,000,000
2013-2014 Tampa Bay Lightning $3,000,000
2014-2015 Tampa Bay Lightning $4,000,000
2015-2016 Tampa Bay Lightning $5,750,000
2016-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning $4,250,000
2017-2018 Tampa Bay Lightning $8,000,000
2018-2019 Tampa Bay Lightning $8,000,000
2019-2020 Tampa Bay Lightning $8,000,000
Total   $46,700,000

In 2019-20, he will earn a base salary of $8,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,875,000. As of 2020, his net worth is approximately $20 million. 

Is Victor Hedman Married?

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman tied the knot with long-time girlfriend Sanna Grundberg in their hometown of Ornskoldsvik on 23rd July 2017. Besides, there is not much information about their love life. Interesting facts such as when did they met, who approached first, or their engagement are under wrapped.

Victor Hedman's wife SOURCE: Inntagram @jenniglenmarkwallen

Additionally, both have set Instagram account private. It seems like Hedman and his wife prefers their personal life behind the camera. 

Parents, Siblings, & Education

Ornskoldsvik, Sweden native, Hedman was born to Elizabeth Hedman and Olle Hedman. He grew up alongside his two brothers: Oscar Hed, also a professional hockey player who plays for Modo Hockey, and Johan Hedman, who is not into professional sports. 

Hedman initially started out as a goaltender. His father told him if he left the net, he would purchase him the new helmet that he coveted. Since that day, he has not played in goal. Victor told "I'm thankful for that now. You never know what would have happened otherwise."

There is no information regarding his academic background.

NHL Career

Going into the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Hedman was registered as the second-ranked player and top European player. That year, he was drafted second overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning while John Tavares was 1st overall and was picked by the New York Islanders. On 3rd October 2009, he made his NHL debut for the Lightning against the Atlanta Thrashers.

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