Niklas Hjalmarsson has decided to get involved in social media.
The Chicago Blackhawks certainly aren’t used to having all this extra time on their hands. Having exited this year’s playoffs much earlier than usual, a few of the players appear to be looking for ways to keep themselves busy. Or perhaps they’re just committed to keeping up with technology. Not only did Captain Jonathan Toews join Twitter on February 21st, but defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson also officially joined both Twitter and Instagram yesterday.
Here is the tweet from Toews welcoming his teammate to social media.
The man they like to call “Hammer” must be feeling some pressure to keep up with his new notoriety. He was recently voted by fans as the best defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks.
So you can see why Hjalmarsson would feel the need to connect more with his fans. Having won three Stanley Cups with the Chicago Blackhawks, he is definitely become more appreciated by teammates and fans alike. He is considered to be part of the Blackhawks’ core that includes Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, and Brent Seabrook.
Here is a video of Hjalmarsson personally thanking the fans for their vote.
Hjalmarsson is known for being a warrior on the ice. Unfortunately, he tends to get lost in the shuffle because he is on the same team as Keith and Seabrook. But he is considered one of the best defensive defenseman in the game. He is especially notorious for blocking shots, exiting the game in obvious pain, but then returning without fail for his next shift.
Oh, in case you’re interested, here is Hammer’s first official tweet.
Not very interesting, but perhaps there will be some better content in the near future to get Chicago Blackhawks fans engaged throughout the summer. Of course Twitter was all a buzz that they have another member of the team to follow. Here’s a much better tweet on the subject.
Now that’s some funny stuff!