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Timo Blomqvist
Timoblomqvist
Position Defenceman
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams Washington Capitals
New Jersey Devils
Nationality Flag of Finland Finnish
Born January 23 1961 (1961-01-23) (age 55),
Helsinki, Finland
NHL Draft 89th overall, 1980
Washington Capitals
Pro Career 1977 – 1998

Timo P. Blomqvist (born January 23, 1961 in Helsinki, Finland) is a former Finnish ice hockey player.

Chosen 89th overall in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals, Blomqvist also played briefly for the New Jersey Devils before he returned to play hockey in Europe for good.

He played junior hockey with Jokerit Helsinki and played for Finland at the 1977. 1978, and the 1979 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, making the all-star teams in 1978 & 1979. That le his being drafted by the Capitals.

Blomqvist became a regular right away with the Capitals in 1980-81. He was a good passing and mobile defenceman able to play the transition game.

A surplus of defencemen on the Caps' roster led to his signing as a free agent with the New Jersey Devils in 1986. He only played 20 games for them and then left for Europe for good.

Until his retirement in 1999 he split his time between various European clubs and the Finnish National Team.

Blomqvist played for Finland at the 1987 Canada Cup. the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, and the 1981, 1985, 1989, and 1991 World Ice Hockey Championships.


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