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Kasperi Ojantakanen
Kasperi  Ojantakanen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Helsinki, Finland

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
01/12/1995

Last Team:
Jokerit U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga)

Shoots:
Right


07/01/2015

Nine Huskies Honored on Hockey East All-Academic Team

League Record 133 Student-Athletes Make this Year's Team

09/30/2017

UCONN vs St Francis

UCONN vs St Francis (photo by Stephen Slade)

02/25/2017

UConn vs UNH

UConn vs UNH (photo by Stephen Slade)

01/27/2017

UConn vs Vermont

UConn vs Vermont (photo by Stephen Slade)

01/14/2017

UConn vs Maine Frozen Fenway

UConn vs Maine Frozen Fenway (photo by Stephen Slade)

01/07/2017

UConn vs Yale

UConn vs Yale (photo by Stephen Slade)

2016-17 (Junior Season):  Played in all 36 games...Posted career-highs in goals (6) and points (16)...Finished sixth on the team in scoring with 16 points...Matched his career-high of 10 assists, set during his freshman season...Was a +1 rating for the season, tied for sixth on the team...Generated 73 shots on goal...Blocked 31 shots, second among UConn forwards...Had four assists on the power play...Won .527 percent of face-offs (79-71)...Had his first career multi-goal game with two goals at New Hampshire (Feb. 24)...Added an assist against UNH for a career-best three points night...Had three multi-point games during the season...Scored the Huskies’ lone goal in a 1-1 tie at RIT (Oct. 10)...Had a goal in a 4-0 upset win at No. 5 Boston University (Nov. 19)...Posted a goal and an assist in a 6-3 win over Maine (Jan. 12)...Scored in a 3-1 home win over No. 11 Vermont (Jan. 27)...Collected a pair of assists at No. 14 Ohio State (Oct. 11)...Recipient of the team’s Coach John Chapman Award in 2017... Named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team for the third-straight season.

2015-16 (Sophomore Season):  Played in 29 games during his sophomore season...Finished with three points on a goal and two assists...Missed seven games in January with an injury...Scored a shorthanded goal in a 5-1 win over Arizona State in the season’s home opener (Oct. 16)...Recorded an assist in a loss to Notre Dame at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn (Nov. 1)...Had an assist in a 5-4 overtime victory at New Hampshire (Feb. 27) in the regular season finale... Named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team.

2014-15 (Freshman Season): Appeared in 31 games as a freshman...Finished the season fourth on the team in scoring with 12 points...Scored a pair of goals and assisted on 10 others...His 10 assists was second on the team...Ranked 22nd among Hockey East freshmen in assists...Shared the team lead with five power play points (1g/4a)...The Huskies were 5-2-2 when he recorded an assist...Won .547 percent of face-offs (235-203)...Blocked 18 shots from his center position...Scored his first collegiate goal in a 2-2 tie with Merrimack at the Liberty Hockey Invitational (Oct. 31)...Scored the Huskies only goal in a home loss to Notre Dame (Jan. 18)...Had his first multi-point game with a pair of assists in a 6-3 win at Army (Jan. 9)... Named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team.

Before UConn: Was a member of Jokerit U20 the past two season’s, one of the top Finnish programs...In 2013-14, he played in 46 games posting 24 goals and 33 assists for 57 points...Was named a Jr. A SM-liiga second team All-Star...During the 2012-13 season, he scored eight goals with 16 assists for 24 points over 47 games...Played for Finland U20 in 2013-14 and was an alternate captain on Finland’s U18 squad in 2012-13...He appeared in 13 games internationally in 2012-13, scoring four goals with an assist...Also played for Finland internationally in 2010-11 (U16) and in 2011-12 (U17)...Has played 51 international games with 15 goals and 11 assists.

Personal: Born January 12, 1995...Kasperi Ojantakanen is the son of Jyrki and Marjo Ojantakanen...Has a brother Valtteri...Majoring in sport management.

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