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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)


11/16/2017

No. 10/9 Men’s Hockey Set for Weekend Series with Merrimack

The Friars and Warriors clash Friday in Providence and Saturday in North Andover.

11/11/2017

Power Play Leads No. 8/7 Men’s Hockey Over UMass, 7-2

The Friars scored five power-play goals in the 7-2 victory.

10/25/2017

No. 11/10 Men’s Hockey Hosts Hockey East Rivals No. 19 Boston College and No. 6/6 Boston University

The Friars and Eagles will battle for the second time this month on Friday night at Schneider Arena.

10/20/2017

Wilkins’ Overtime Winner Lifts No. 10/9 Men’s Hockey Past St. Lawrence, 6-5

Sophomore Kasper Björkqvist notched his first-career hat trick in the first period.

10/18/2017

No. 10/9 Men’s Hockey Visits North Country Foes St. Lawrence and No. 12/10 Clarkson

The Friars make their first visit to North Country since 2007.

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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