#16 Emil Billberg
|HOMETOWN||Stockholm, Sweden (Sodertalje J20)|
- Academic All-CHA
Has skated in 32 of the Beavers’ 36 games this season as a regular on the left wing of BSU’s fourth forward line... Registered his first points of the 2009-10 season leading Bemidji State to a 6-1 victory over Robert Morris Nov. 7 with a goal and an assist... The two-point night stood as the first multi-point effort of the junior’s career... Added a second assist in the Beavers’ final game in the John S. Glas Fieldhouse.
- 12/9/09 - INCH National Player of the Week Runner up
- Academic All-CHA
Saw time in 17 of Bemidji State’s 37 games in 2008-09... Missed the entire month of February due to a broken finger... Returned to the line up Mar. 7 as the Beavers captured the CHA Regular-Season championship with a 6-4 victory over Robert Morris... Was named INCH National Player of the Week Runner-up Dec. 9 after posting a goal in each game of a series sweep over CHA foe Ala.-Huntsville Dec. 5-6... Netted his first collegiate game-winner in the series finale... Added an assist in the Beavers’ Jan. 31 5-1 win at Robert Morris.
Saw time in 15 games for the Beavers before losing the final 12 games of the year to a knee injury... Scored two goals and an assist to rank fourth among rookies... Skated in nine games before scoring his first point as a Beaver (1/4/08) at Minnesota Duluth, but netted all three of his points in his final five contest of 2007-08.
The first point of Billberg’s collegiate career came on an assist to Matt Francis at Minnesota Duluth (1/4/08)... Billberg followed that performance with a goal the following night igniting the Beavers to a 2-0 victory over the Bulldogs to enable the team to retain the Babe the Blue Ox traveling trophy.
Potted his second goal of the season at Colorado College (1/18/08)... Suffered a season-ending knee injury in the next game he skated in (1/25/08).
Prior to BSU
Joined the Bemidji State program after playing the majority of the past three seasons for Sodertalje J20 in Sweden... Last season he scored 20-24=44 points with 36 penalty minutes in 40 games played... Added 2-2=4 points in 2006-07 playoffs... In three seasons, he netted 31-38=69 points in 81 games... Spent the 2004-05 campaign with Sodertalje J18... Totaled 8-4=12 points in 14 games played... Has also spent time on Team Sweden U16 and U17 teams.
Emil John Billberg... Born July 1, 1988... Son of Bertil and Lena Billberg... Majoring in business administration.