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Height  5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Name  Todd Bjorkstrand
Shot  Left
Education  University of Maine
NHL Draft  Undrafted
Positions  Centerman
Playing career  1984–2002

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Born  October 14, 1962 (age 53) Minneapolis, MN, USA (1962-10-14)
Weight  196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Played for  International Hockey League, Fort Wayne Komets

Todd Bjorkstrand (born October 14, 1962) is an American professional ice hockey coach and a former professional ice hockey player. He is serving as head coach at Herning Blue Fox in Denmark.

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Playing career

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Bjorkstrand attended the University of Maine between 1980 and 1984.

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Following four seasons of playing minor league hockey in the United States, playing in the ACHL and IHL, Bjorkstrand moved to Denmark in 1988 where he enjoyed a 14-year career in the Danish League with the Herning Blue Fox, winning seven Danish championships with the club. He finished his career as the Danish league’s all-time leading goal scorer and all-time assist leader and had his number 22 retired by the Blue Fox.

Coaching career

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After retiring as a player, Bjorkstrand was named head coach of the Herning Blue Fox in 2002. He remained in the job until 2014 and guided the team to six Danish championship titles. Bjorkstrand also developed Denmark's first ever NHL player, Frans Nielsen, followed by others including Peter Regin, Nicklas Jensen, Frederik Andersen and his sons Oliver Bjorkstrand and Patrick Bjorkstrand.

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Between 2010 and 2012, Bjorkstrand coached the Danish national junior team, guiding the team to winning gold at the 2011 IIHF U20 World Championship Division I, while earning qualification to the 2012 World Juniors.

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Prior to the 2014-15 season, Bjorkstrand was named head coach and manager of the Graz 99ers of the Erste Bank Hockey League, the premier league in Austria. He was sacked in October 2015 after a run of just five points in eight games.

In May 2016, he signed with Herning Blue Fox of the Danish Metal Ligaen to coach at old stomping ground.

Personal life

Bjorkstrands great-grandparents came from Norway and Sweden, they emigrated to the United States.

His son, Oliver Bjorkstrand, plays for the Danish national team and was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Also his son Patrick Bjorkstrand is an ice hockey player.

References

Todd Bjorkstrand Wikipedia


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