Anders Bjork

Boston Bruins
Winslow Townson

Fantasy Summary

Bjork is a speedy winger with the upside to have a meaningful scoring impact for an NHL team. He is shifty with the puck and is able to use his smooth skating or quick hands to create opportunities.

Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 5, 1996
Height 6‘0”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 5; Overall: 146


April 2020 – Prior to the NHL’s shutdown, Bjork had managed nine goals and 19 points in 58 games with Boston. Beginning the campaign with a short stint in Providence, Bjork proved that he no longer belongs in the minors and should remain in the NHL for the foreseeable future. Most of his production came in a bottom-six role with minimal special teams deployment (he had just one power-play point all year). Most importantly, the young winger proved that he could remain healthy for an entire season. Bjork will be a restricted free agent this offseason, where Boston will likely look to offer him a short-term contract that allows him to continue proving his value as an NHL winger. Chris Mazza

January 2020 – Bjork is set to receive an increased opportunity, playing on the team’s second line with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk. With six goals and 11 points in 36 NHL games this year, Bjork has provided decent depth scoring for the Bruins. More importantly, he has avoided injury thus far, allowing the organization to properly assess the impact that a healthy Bjork can have on their lineup. The next step in the young winger’s development will be an expanded role, one that will hopefully include more power-play time (Bjork has rarely seen special teams ice this year). His speed can be an asset for the Bruins, and it’s not out of the question that he will run away with the top-six opportunity the team has recently given him. Chris Mazza

October 2019 – Bjork was one of the final cuts from Bruins training camp this season. He played well during the preseason, but not well enough to crack Boston’s deep forward group. He has dazzled in the early going for Providence, managing three goals and five points through the team’s first four games. He likely won’t spend much time in the AHL before getting the call for his next NHL action. Chris Mazza

January 2019 – Bjork is set to miss the next 5-6 months as he recovers from his second-consecutive season-ending shoulder surgery. Bjork was injured in an AHL game at the end of December as he attempted to brace himself with his left arm while falling to the ice. This is devastating news for Bruins fans and fantasy owners alike, as Bjork had been demonstrating his offensive potential in the AHL after being demoted at the end of November. Bjork should be fully healthy for next year’s training camp, where he will push for a full-time gig with the NHL Bruins. Chris Mazza


November 2018 – Through 15 games, Bjork has registered an uninspiring three points, all at even strength. He has seemingly settled into a third-line role with minimal power play usage, a deployment which is unlikely to change for the foreseeable future. The young winger has the speed and skill to post occasional breakout games throughout the year, but will likely struggle to find consistent fantasy value in redraft leagues unless an injury created a top-six opportunity. Chris Mazza


October 2018 – Bjork is fully recovered from last year’s season-ending shoulder surgery and has managed to reclaim a spot on the Bruins’ roster out of training camp. Through the first few games of this campaign, Bjork has seen limited ice time while playing mostly on the team’s third line. Head coach Bruce Cassidy has been playing musical chairs, so to speak, with his young wingers early on, electing to give more minutes to whoever is playing best. Bjork holds minimal fantasy value in his current position; however he will be a player to monitor as the season progresses. He has the talent to run away with a scoring role if he is given the opportunity. Chris Mazza


March 2018 – Anders Bjork came into the season having had a great development and main camp. Bruins management were high on his speed, shot, and overall confidence with the puck. Bjork started the season as speculated on the second line with Krejci and David Pastrnak. He started the year off with seven points in 11 games and looked sharp. His production slowed in November and December and he was briefly sent down to Providence to give him more ice time and rekindle his offence. He was recalled in January and was injured in his first game back. He received shoulder surgery in February and will be out for six months. He ended his rookie campaign with 12 points in 30 games. Though streaky at times, Bjork did not look out of place and has potential to be a top nine scorer in this league. Sid Osmond


September 2017 – There are rumblings that Bjork will be a first line winger to start the season. Draft and add accordingly. Mike Drover


September 2017 – There isn’t a player in the Bruins organization who’s stock is rising faster than that of Anders Bjork. Earlier this year, Bjork seemed destined for another year or two of seasoning in the minors, however, Bjork has taken a few quick steps forward in development and is now leading the charge for playing time this October. Bjork’s value will depend on his deployment, but I’d be looking to pick him up in deep leagues at this point. Mike Drover


June 2016 – The former fifth-rounder for the Boston Bruins has proven to be fantastic value. Bjork, who posted career highs in goals (21) and assists (31) has enjoyed a successful stay with the University of Notre Dame. Bjork was selected as a Hockey East All-Star, a Hobey Baker finalist, and took his Fighting Irish to the Frozen Four for the first time since 2011. Bjork signed a three-year ELC with the Bruins and should report to Providence in September to start his pro career. For fantasy purposes, Bjork has been a solid plus/minus contributor throughout his college career and has scored at almost two points per game, which is significant in the NCAA. Bjork isn’t overly large and won’t throw his body around much. Don’t expect much from Bjork in multi-cat leagues that count hits, blocks, or PIMs. It’s going to be tough for Bjork to crack the lineup in Boston this season barring significant injuries, but if all goes well in Providence, we may see him making spot starts in 2018. Mike Drover


March 2017 – Bjork’s development has continued in a strong upward trend. Bjork not only scored more than a point-per-game this year for Notre Dame (19g, 28a) but is also a top 10 finalist for the prestigious Hobey Baker award. While Bjork is not a household name right now, winning the Hobey Baker will quickly change that. Regardless if he wins or not, it seems as though the Bruins made a solid late round pick here. Michael Drover


December 2015 – Bjork has been named to the USA’s World Junior Championship team. His game has taken a big step forward this year, his second with Notre Dame, and he is now one of the leaders on the club. Bjork is a speedy forward whose game is well suited for the larger international ice – no one should be surprised if he has a strong tournament in Finland. Michael Boeckler


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Chicago Mission 14U AAA T1EHL 14U 31 10 11 21 8 |          
 2011-2012 Chicago Mission 16U AAA HPHL 16U 29 14 9 23 8 |          
 2012-2013 USNTDP Juniors USHL 38 8 7 15 28 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 56 12 12 24 48 |          
  USA U17 WHC-17 6 0 1 1 8 |          
 2013-2014 USNTDP Juniors USHL 26 9 12 21 0 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 61 21 20 41 10 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 7 2 0 2 4 |          
 2014-2015 Univ. of Notre Dame NCAA 41 7 15 22 14 |          
 2015-2016 Univ. of Notre Dame NCAA 35 12 23 35 8 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 3 0 3 0 |          
 2016-2017 Univ. of Notre Dame NCAA 39 21 31 52 16 |          
  USA WC 5 0 0 0 0 |          
 2017-2018 Boston Bruins NHL 30 4 8 12 6 |          
  Providence Bruins AHL 9 2 2 4 2 |          
 2018-2019 Boston Bruins NHL 20 1 2 3 2 |          
  Providence Bruins AHL 13 1 9 10 2 |          
 2019-2020 Boston Bruins NHL 58 9 10 19 10 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Providence Bruins AHL 7 3 5 8 4 |