• 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.
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I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.
— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round