Anders Bjork

Boston Bruins
Winslow Townson

Fantasy Summary

Bjork has the speed, offensive smarts and playmaking ability to potentially be a strong player in the NHL. If all goes well, he could be a second-liner.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 5, 1996
Height 6‘0”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 5; Overall: 146

Observations

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Chicago Mission Bantam Major AAA T1EBHL 31 10 11 21 8 |          
 2011-2012 Chicago Mission U16 HPHL U16 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 - - - - - |          

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