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Draft Prospect - 2013
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Oliver Bjorkstrand
European Skater
Portland, WHL
Final Rank:  36 Midterm Rank:  29
Position:  Left Wing Shoots:  Left
Height:  5' 11" Weight:  157
Born:  April 10, 1995    
Birthplace:  Herning, DNK
Drafted:  CBJ (3rd Round / 89th Overall)
• In 2012-13, Bjorkstrand led all Western Hockey League rookies with 63 points (31-32--63) in 65 games for the Portland Winterhawks. He added 19 points (8-11--19) in 21 playoff games helping Portland win the WHL Championship. At the 2013 Memorial Cup, Bjorkstrand pitched in with three points (1-2--3) in five games as Portland fell in the championship game to Halifax.

• Bjorkstrand was one of the youngest players in the Danish hockey league during the 2011-12 season, scoring 26 points (13-13--26) in 36 regular season games for league champion Herning.

• Internationally, Bjorkstrand has represented Denmark at the World Junior Championship in 2013 (Division 1A) and 2012 as well as at the 2012 Under-18 World Championship.

• His father, Todd, a native of Minneapolis, played college hockey at Maine and minor pro for various teams in the International Hockey League and Atlantic Coast Hockey League before a long playing and coaching career in Denmark with Herning.

NEWS


BJORKSTRAND MAKES QUICK ADJUSTMENT TO PORTLAND, WHL (click here)

FAVORITES

NHL team: Minnesota Wild
NHL player: Zach Parise
Shootout move: Backhand
Goal celebration: Stick in the air
Video game: FIFA
Movie: Remember the Titans
TV show: Entourage
Actor: Matt Damon
Sport (other than hockey): Soccer
Breakfast food: Waffles
Superhero: Batman

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2011-2012
HERNING
DENMARK
36
13
13
26
10
2012-2013
PORTLAND
WHL
65
31
32
63
10
2013-2014
PORTLAND
WHL
69
50
59
109
36




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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 12 9 3 0 33 22 18
2 VAN 10 7 3 0 34 29 14
3 NSH 10 6 2 2 26 21 14
4 LAK 11 6 3 2 26 23 14
5 CGY 12 6 4 2 31 27 14
6 SJS 12 6 4 2 38 34 14
7 CHI 10 6 3 1 27 19 13
8 MIN 9 6 3 0 31 17 12
9 DAL 10 4 2 4 33 35 12
10 STL 9 5 3 1 22 18 11
11 COL 11 3 4 4 27 32 10
12 WPG 10 4 5 1 20 26 9
13 EDM 10 4 5 1 27 36 9
14 ARI 9 3 5 1 22 34 7

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
V. Tarasenko 9 4 5 6 9
K. Shattenkirk 9 1 8 2 9
J. Schwartz 9 5 3 2 8
J. Lehtera 8 2 4 3 6
A. Steen 9 2 4 3 6
D. Backes 8 2 3 0 5
A. Pietrangelo 9 1 4 -1 5
P. Stastny 4 1 3 1 4
R. Reaves 9 2 0 1 2
M. Lapierre 9 0 2 1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Allen 2 1 0 .944 1.34
B. Elliott 3 2 1 .917 1.98

 
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