niklas hjalmarsson Sharks Poaching Hjalmarsson

The San Jose Sharks have signed Niklas Hjalmarsson to an offer sheet reportedly for 4 years and worth $14 million dollars. However, the Blackhawks still have a chance to keep their Swedish defender from heading to the Western Conference rival. Click below for more details…The Blackhawks will have seven days to match the offer or will lose the 23 year old defenseman and get a 1st and 3rd round draft pick in return. Hjalmarsson played a key role for the Blackhawks all year and would leave a big hole on the second defensive pairing if he were not to return to the ‘Hawks next year.

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