|Born||August 5, 1996,|
Mequon, Wisconsin, U.S.
|6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
|NHL team||Boston Bruins|
|Ntl. team||United States of America|
|NHL Draft||146th overall, 2014|
Anderson Patrick Bjork (born August 5, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey left winger for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Bjork was selected 146th overall by the Bruins in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Bjork played college hockey at Notre Dame in the Hockey East from 2014 to 2017. In 2016–17, Bjork was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, marking him as one of the ten best players in men's college hockey; he was also named a Hockey East First-Team All-Star, and was a co-winner of the Hockey East Three-Stars Award.
At the completion of his junior season with the Fighting Irish, Bjork concluded his collegiate career in signing a three-year, entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins on May 30, 2017.
Bjork's NHL career started with the 2017–18 Boston Bruins' first game, a 4–3 home ice victory over the Nashville Predators, when he scored an assist on fellow Bruins rookie Jake DeBrusk's first-ever NHL goal, for his first point as an NHL player. Bjork's first NHL goal came in the fourth game of the season on the road against the Arizona Coyotes, as the final goal of a 6–2 road win for the Bruins.
On January 30, 2018, during a home-ice game against the visiting Anaheim Ducks, Bjork suffered a season-ending left shoulder injury – he underwent a successful arthroscopy and labral repair three weeks later, and was expected to take six months to fully heal from the surgical repair.
Personal[edit | edit source]
Before Notre Dame, Bjork grew up in Mequon, Wisconsin, where he attended Lumen Christi Catholic School. He went to high school at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, MI, when he moved there to play for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program. Bjork's family includes several Notre Dame alumni. His parents, Kirt and Patricia, both of whom are of Swedish descent, his sisters Brinya and Keali, and cousin Erik Condra all attended the school. Kirt Bjork also played hockey for Notre Dame. During college Anders was enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business. He has a younger brother, Brady, who has committed to play hockey at University of Notre Dame.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|Competitor for United States of America|
|Men's ice hockey|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge|
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|2012–13||U.S. National Development Team||USHL||38||8||7||15||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||U.S. National Development Team||USHL||26||9||12||21||0||—||—||—||—||—|
International[edit | edit source]
Awards and honors[edit | edit source]
|HE Second All-Star Team||2016|
|HE First All-Star Team||2017|
|AHCA East Second-Team All-American||2017|||
|Hobey Baker Award (Finalist)||2017|
References[edit | edit source]
- NCAA hockey: Hobey Baker Memorial Award announces top 10 finalists (March 15, 2017).
- Hockey East Honors 2016–17 All-Star Teams (March 16, 2017).
- Hockey East announces award winners. Hockey East (2017-03-15). Retrieved on 2017-03-16.
- Bruins sign forward Anders Bjork to entry-level contract. Boston Bruins (2017-05-30). Retrieved on 2017-05-30.
- Kalman, Matt (October 5, 2017). Bruins defeat Predators in season opener. National Hockey League.
- Russo, Eric (October 15, 2017). Bjork Tallies First NHL Goal in Arizona. Boston Bruins.
- Ryan, Conor (February 22, 2018). Anders Bjork injury: Boston Bruins rookie forward to miss rest of the season due to shoulder surgery. MassLive. “The Boston Bruins released an update on the 21-year-old forward Thursday, announcing that the rookie underwent a successful left shoulder arthroscopy and labral repair on February 20 at Massachusetts General Hospital. As a result of the procedure, Bjork is expected to be out for six months...Bjork suffered the injury during a loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 30, exiting the game after just 2:43 of time on ice after taking a crosscheck from Francois Beauchemin.”
- Anders Bjork.
- John Heisler (April 7, 2017). The Bjorks: Hockey Is the Family Business. und.com.
- Impact is Lasting for Bjork, Notre Dame (July 31, 2018). Retrieved on October 18, 2018.
- "2016–2017 All-American Team", The American Hockey Coaches Association. Retrieved on 2017-06-21.
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