Former Portland Winterhawks alternate captain and recent WHL graduate Joachim Blichfeld made his National Hockey League debut with the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, December 12 when the Sharks hosted the New York Rangers.
Originally selected in the seventh round, 210th overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft, Blichfeld, 21, played on a line with Patrick Marleau and Barclay Goodrow.
The former 50-goal scorer and reigning WHL Player of the Year became the 126th Winterhawk to play in the NHL and the second Winterhawks alumni to make his debut this season (Cody Glass, Vegas). Through 20 AHL games, the Frederikshavn, Denmark native was leading the Barracuda with nine goals and ten assists for 19 points.
In Portland, Blichfeld scored 105 goals and 123 assists for 228 points in 187 career WHL games to finish 27th in all-time Winterhawks scoring. He also netted 23 points in 28 playoff games.
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