Columbus Blue Jackets forward Oliver Bjorkstrand, a 2013 third-round pick (No. 89), said the biggest difference for him training camp this season is feeling more comfortable after going through the process last season.
"The main difference for me here, this year, is that I'm not a new guy anymore and I kind of know how things work," he told the team's website. "Last year was all new. … When I come here, I just to try to work hard, you know? It's not hard to get motivated when you come to an NHL camp and you're around this. It's a dream to make this team one day. When you come here, you want to do your absolute best and show your game off. That's what I’m trying to do every time I'm here."
Bjorkstrand, 19, had 50 goals and 109 points in 69 regular-season games last season with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League, and 16 goals and 33 points in 21 WHL playoff games.
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