Penguins Re-Assign Forward Kasper Bjorkqvist to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton


Penguin's GM Ron Hextall announced Friday that the team has re-assigned forward Kasper Bjorkqvist to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

See the official Press Release below for more information

PRESS RELEASE

Penguins Re-Assign Forward Kasper Bjorkqvist to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Kasper Bjorkqvist to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall.

Bjorkqvist, 24, has appeared in four games this season with WBS, scoring one goal.

The 6-foot-1, 198-pound forward split the 2020-21 season between KooKoo of Liiga, Finland's top professional league, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. While on a loan with KooKoo, Bjorkqvist recorded 11 goals, 15 assists, 26 points with a plus-14 in 44 games. His 26 points ranked fourth (tied) on the team and the most among all league rookies, earning him Rookie of the Year honors.

Bjorkqvist made his professional debut in 2019-20 with the WBS Penguins. He played six games and recorded one goal before a season-ending injury.

The forward played three seasons of collegiate hockey at Providence College between 2016-19. In 112 career games at Providence, Bjorkqvist recorded 36 goals, 26 assists and 62 points. He was drafted by Pittsburgh in the second round (61st overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft.

The Penguins return to action tomorrow night as they host the New Jersey Devils at PPG Paints Arena. Puck drop is set for 7:00 PM.


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