BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, July 29, that the team has agreed to terms with forward Anders Bjork on a three-year contract extension through the 2022-23 season with an annual NHL cap hit of $1,600,000.
Bjork, 23, skated in 58 games with the Bruins in 2019-20, tallying nine goals and 10 assists for 19 points with a plus-5 rating. The 6-foot, 190-pound forward has scored 14 goals and 20 assists for 34 points in 108 NHL games with Boston, while adding six goals and 16 assists for 22 points in 29 career AHL games with Providence.
Bjork made his NHL debut on October 5, 2017, against the Nashville Predators in Boston where he tallied his first NHL assist and point. The forward later recorded his first NHL goal on October 14, 2017, vs. the Coyotes in Arizona.
Before turning pro, 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 of which were career highs. Bjork played for three seasons at Notre Dame, appearing in 115 games (2014-2017) accruing 40 goals and 69 assists for 109 points with a plus-42 rating.
Prior to attending Notre Dame, Bjork spent two seasons in Ann Arbor, Michigan with the U.S. National Team Development Program from 2012-14, skating in 117 games and compiling 33 goals and 32 assists for 65 points with 58 penalty minutes and a plus-21 rating.
The Bruins signed Bjork to an entry-level contract on May 30, 2017. The Mequon, Wisconsin native was selected by the Bruins in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.