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Kasper Björkqvist
Kasper  Björkqvist

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Espoo, Finland

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
F

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


05/04/2018

Men's Hockey Announces Annual Team Awards

The awards were announced at the program’s season-ending banquet on Thursday night.

03/26/2018

Björkqvist, Hawkey Earn Final Hockey East Weekly Honors

The Friars finished the 2017-18 season with a 24-12-4 record.

03/21/2018

No. 7 Men's Hockey, No. 9 Clarkson Battle in NCAA East Regional

The Friars and Golden Knights meet for the third time in 2017-18.

02/23/2018

No. 7 Men's Hockey Concludes Regular Season at UMass on Saturday

The Friars finish off the regular season schedule on Saturday night at the Mullins Center.

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.

2017-18 Honors and Awards

  •      Hockey East Player of the Week (3/26)
  •      Hockey East Honor Roll (10/23)
  •      NCAA East Region All-Tournament Team (3/24)
  •      Robert Gaudreau, Jr. Award – Most Goals (5/3)

2017-18: Appeared in all 40 games … finished tied for the team lead with 16 goals … added seven assists and finished second on the team with a +14 rating … tallied four game-winning goals: at Miami (10/7) with 0.9 seconds remaining in regulation, Robert Morris (12/30), Merrimack (1/6), and Clarkson (3/23) in the NCAA East Region Semifinal … recorded his first career hat trick at St. Lawrence (10/20) … struck for two goals against Merrimack (1/6) … career-long six-game point streak from Dec. 30 – Jan. 18 … ranked second on the team with five power play goals … blocked 28 shots …  scored both of Providence’s goals in the NCAA Tournament: Clarkson (3/23) and Notre Dame (3/24) … Providence was 11-1-1 when he scored a goal … named to the NCAA East Region All-Tournament Team (3/24) …. Hockey East Player of the Week (3/26) … earned a share of the team’s Robert Gaudreau, Jr. Award for most goals (5/3).



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: Born July 10, 1997 ... Management major.

CAREER HIGHS
Goals: 3 (10/20/17 at St. Lawrence)
Assists: 1 (13 times - 3/9/18 vs. Maine)
Points: 3 (10/20/17 at St. Lawrence)
Point Streak: 6 games (12/30/17 - 1/18/18); 4-3-7
Goal Streak: 2 games* (1/27/18 - 2/2/18); 2-0-2
*Three times, most recent occurance listed.

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