Anders Bjork
Born (1996-08-05)August 5, 1996,
Mequon, Wisconsin, U.S.
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Boston Bruins
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NHL Draft 146th overall, 2014
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2017–present

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;[1] he was also named a Hockey East First-Team All-Star,[2] and was a co-winner of the Hockey East Three-Stars Award.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

Personal[edit | edit source]

Before Notre Dame, Bjork grew up in Mequon, Wisconsin, where he attended Lumen Christi Catholic School.[citation needed] 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.[8] 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.[9][10] 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.[10]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Medal record
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Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2016 Finland
IIHF World U18 Championship
Gold 2014 Finland
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Bronze 2013 Quebec

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2014–15 Notre Dame HE 41 7 15 22 14
2015–16 Notre Dame HE 35 12 23 35 8
2016–17 Notre Dame HE 39 21 31 52 16
2017–18 Boston Bruins NHL 30 4 8 12 6
2017–18 Providence Bruins AHL 9 2 2 4 2
2018–19 Boston Bruins NHL 20 1 2 3 2
2018–19 Providence Bruins AHL 13 1 9 10 2
2019–20 Providence Bruins AHL 7 3 5 8 4
2019–20 Boston Bruins NHL 58 9 10 19 10
NHL totals 108 14 20 34 18

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 United States U17 Bronze medal icon.svg 6 0 1 1 8
2014 United States WJC18 Gold medal icon.svg 7 2 0 2 4
2016 United States WJC Bronze medal icon.svg 7 3 0 3 0
2017 United States WC 5th 5 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 20 5 1 6 12
Senior totals 5 0 0 0 0

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Award Year
HE Second All-Star Team 2016
HE First All-Star Team 2017
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2017 [11]
Hobey Baker Award (Finalist) 2017

References[edit | edit source]

  1. NCAA hockey: Hobey Baker Memorial Award announces top 10 finalists (March 15, 2017).
  2. Hockey East Honors 2016–17 All-Star Teams (March 16, 2017).
  3. Hockey East announces award winners. Hockey East (2017-03-15). Retrieved on 2017-03-16.
  4. Bruins sign forward Anders Bjork to entry-level contract. Boston Bruins (2017-05-30). Retrieved on 2017-05-30.
  5. Kalman, Matt (October 5, 2017). Bruins defeat Predators in season opener. National Hockey League.
  6. Russo, Eric (October 15, 2017). Bjork Tallies First NHL Goal in Arizona. Boston Bruins.
  7. 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.”
  8. Anders Bjork.
  9. John Heisler (April 7, 2017). The Bjorks: Hockey Is the Family Business.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Impact is Lasting for Bjork, Notre Dame (July 31, 2018). Retrieved on October 18, 2018.
  11. "2016–2017 All-American Team", The American Hockey Coaches Association. Retrieved on 2017-06-21. 

External links[edit | edit source]

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