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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:  10 April 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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