Height - 6'5
Weight - 230 lb (104 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
F. teams Minnesota Wild
Born November 24, 1981 (1981-11-24) (age 27),
Carp, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 40th overall, 2000
Pro career 2001 – present
March 20, 2008 suffered broken femur courtesy of Torrie Mitchell chasing down a puck on an icing call.
Nice, another big boy on the blue line. Added bonus points for being the only right handed shot back there. Seems like he had a chance to shake most of the cobwebs out at the end of the year after missing a year with the broken leg.
Certainly adds more intrigue to any upcoming trade(s) of some of our defensive surplus. Also makes me wonder if they aren't expecting to have Hedman start the season in Norfolk, letting them be pleasantly surprised if/when he exceeds that expectation. Regardless, guys are going to have to battle to earn/keep their jobs and I look forward to how it all plays out.
Supposedly, he has fully recovered. I just like the offense he seems to have, and the size. Even if they were equal in skill, i'd give LK the boot. A guy that big (especially a righty) who can drop bombs from the blueline and move the puck?