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Kasper Björkqvist
Kasper  Björkqvist

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Espoo, Finland

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
F

Last Team:
Espoo Blues (Jr. A SM-Liiga)


02/17/2018

Foley's Late Strike Leads No. 8 Men's Hockey to 3-1 win at UMass Lowell

Erik Foley netted the game-winner with 2:01 remaining in regulation.

02/15/2018

No. 8 Men's Hockey, UMass Lowell Battle in Weekend Series

The Friars and River Hawks kick-off a home-and-home series on Friday in Providence.

01/25/2018

No. 10 Men's Hockey, No. 8/9 Northeastern Clash in Key Hockey East Series

The Friars hit the road against the Huskies on Friday night before returning home Saturday.

01/17/2018

No. 10 Men’s Hockey Opens Home-and-Home Set with UConn on Thursday

The Friars hit the road against the Huskies on Thursday before a rematch in Providence on Saturday.

01/13/2018

No. 11/10 Men's Hockey Skates to 2-2 Tie at Boston University

The Friars extended their unbeaten streak to six games with the tie on Saturday.

2016-17 Honors and Awards

  • Hockey East Honor Roll (1/23)

2016-17:
Appeared in 30 games for the Friars … recorded three goals and six assists for nine points … recorded 60 shots on goal, including a career-high five at New Hampshire (1/28) … tallied first collegiate goal against Boston University (12/2) … also added goals in both games during a weekend sweep over UMass Lowell (1/20, 1/21) … notched assists against Northeastern (11/19), RIT (12/10), UConn (2/8), and UMass (2/24, 2/25, 3/4) … finished the season with a +2 rating … alternate captain for Team Finland at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships.

BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Will become the first native of Finland to appear in a game for the Friars ... appeared in the World Junior Evaluation Camp Tournament in July for Team Finland ... In 45 games with the Espoo Blues (Jr. A SM-Liiga) in 2015-16, he led the team with 28 goals and 38 assists ... took home gold with Team Finland at the 2016 World Junior Championships ...  In 2014-15, he notched 19 goals and 11 assists with the Blues while also claiming silver at the 2015 U18 World Junior Championships as team captain ... selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round (61st overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25.

PERSONAL:

CAREER HIGHS
Goals: 1 (3 times - 1/21/17 vs. UMass Lowell)
Assists: 1 (6 times - 3/4/17 vs. Massachusetts)
Points: 1 (9 times - 3/4/17 vs. Massachusetts)
Point Streak: 2 games* (2/24/17 - 2/25/17); 0-2-2
Goal Streak: 2 games (1/20/17 - 1/21/17); 2-0-2
*two times, most recent occurance listed.

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