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Niklas Hjalmarsson

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Grade: B-

Regular season: 2 goals, 8 assists, 10 points, plus-15 rating

Postseason: 0 goals, 5 assists, 5 points, plus-10 rating

Hjalmarsson and Johnny Oduya gave the team a consistent defensive pairing for much of the year. Hjalmarsson was second on the team with 94 blocked shots in the regular season and also second with 42 blocked shots in the playoffs. He was among the team leaders in plus/minus rating throughout the season. His one struggle was with giveaways, of which he had a team-high 29 in the playoffs and a team-high 40 -- tied with Brent Seabrook -- in the regular season. He had a 0-plus/minus rating for the six games against the Boston Bruins. -- What grade would you give him?