Niklas Hjalmarsson celebrating at the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Parade
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The Chicago Blackhawks have officially acquired their next Niklas Hjalmarsson

Published January 4, 2024 at 5:48 PM
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Alex Vlasic: Rising Defensive Star for the Chicago Blackhawks

In the Chicago Blackhawks' world, a rising talent is catching everyone's attention with the potential to be the next Niklas Hjalmarsson. Meet Alex Vlasic, a player the organization snatched at the 43rd pick in the draft, and they knew it was a great catch.

They see in Vlasic the qualities that made Hjalmarsson a defensive legend. Despite the big shoes to fill, Vlasic is already proving himself as one of the best defensive players this season. The Blackhawks' gamble in picking him is looking like a smart move.

This is an excellent choice! Alex Vlasic has a potential to be new Niklas Hjalmarsson for Chicago. Of course, Hjalmarsson was an elite defensive defenseman for many years, it's a big challenge to be like him. However Vlasic is already this year among best defensive defensemen.




Fans are excited to see how Vlasic continues to grow and become a defensive force, possibly following in the footsteps of the iconic Niklas Hjalmarsson.
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January 4   |   163 answers
The Chicago Blackhawks have officially acquired their next Niklas Hjalmarsson

Do you believe Vlasic will be able to match the fit of 'THE HAMMER'?

Yes9558.3 %
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