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Bruins Sign Forward Anders Bjork To 3-Year Entry-Level Contract

The 5-foot-11, 183-pound forward helped lead Notre Dame to a Frozen Four appearance for the first time since 2011

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, May 30, that the team has signed forward Anders ‪Bjork to a three-year entry-level contract, beginning with the 2017-18 season. 

‪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 career highs - with 16 penalty minutes and a plus-17 rating. The 5-foot-11, 183-pound forward helped lead Notre Dame to a Frozen Four appearance for the first time since 2011. At the conclusion of the season, ‪Bjork was selected to the Hockey East First All-Star Team and was named a Hobey Baker Award (NCAA Top Collegiate Player) finalist. As a sophomore in 2015-16, the forward was selected to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team after posting 12 goals and 23 assists for a team-high 35 points with eight penalty minutes and a career-high plus-28 rating in 35 games. ‪Bjork appeared in 41 games with Notre Dame as a freshman in 2014-15, tallying seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points with 14 penalty minutes.

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.

‪Bjork represented the United States in international play on four separate occasions. Most recently, ‪Bjork was selected to play with Team USA at the 2017 IIHF Men's World Championships, where he appeared in five games. At the Under-20 World Junior Championships in 2016, ‪Bjork skated in seven games, posting three goals with a plus-five rating, en route to earning a bronze medal. At the Under-18 World Junior Championships in 2014, he skated in seven games, tallying two goals with a plus-four rating as the United States won the gold medal. ‪Bjork first represented his country at the Under-17 World Hockey Challenge in 2013, where he appeared in six games and notched one assist, earning a bronze medal with Team USA.

The Mequon, Wisconsin native was selected by the Bruins in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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