Thursday, June 1, 2017

Bruins sign Anders ‪Bjork to 3-year contract

Anders Bjork
On Tuesday, the Bruins announced that they have signed forward Anders ‪Bjork to a 3-year entry-level contract, beginning with the 2017-18 season.

Bjork was selected by the Bruins in the 5th round (146th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Bjork served as an alternate captain for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2016-17, finishing the year with 21 goals and 31 assists for 52 points - all career highs - with 16 penalty minutes and a plus-17 rating. The 5-foot-11, 183-pound forward helped lead Notre Dame to a Frozen Four appearance for the first time since 2011. At the conclusion of the season, ‪Bjork was selected to the Hockey East First All-Star Team and was named a Hobey Baker Award (NCAA Top Collegiate Player) finalist. As a sophomore in 2015-16, the forward was selected to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team after posting 12 goals and 23 assists for a team-high 35 points with eight penalty minutes and a career-high plus-28 rating in 35 games. ‪Bjork appeared in 41 games with Notre Dame as a freshman in 2014-15, tallying seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points with 14 penalty minutes.

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