|Timo P. Blomqvist
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 pounds
Born: 1.23.61 Helsinki, Finland
|How he arrived: Signed as a free agent from the Washington Capitals, 7.2.86
How he left: Signed with MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik (SWE) after the 86-87 season
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Blomqvist was skilled as a playmaker, but he also had an edge to his game. By edge, I do mean a physical edge. He
became expendable, though, when the Caps had built their defense to become one of the deepest corps in the league
at the time, which opened the door for him to sign with the Devils.
That season was pretty tumultuous for him, though. He suffered one injury after another after another. I don't know if
that prompted him to return to Europe or what happened with that, but that's what he did after the season: went to play
He would continue to play in some of the elite European leagues until he retired in 1998, as well as representing Finland
any chance he was given to do so, which includes both the Calgary and Albertville Olympics.
He also was an assistant coach for HIFK Helsinki during the 98-99 season.
Currently, he is with the Devils as an amateur scout in Europe.
|Entry Draft: 1980 Fifth Round Pick (89th overall) by the