Anders Bjork (ice hockey)
August 5, 1996|
Mequon, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)|
|NHL team||Boston Bruins|
|National team||United States|
146th overall, 2014|
Anderson Patrick Bjork (born August 5, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey left wing currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Bjork was selected 146th overall by the Bruins in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Bjork played college hockey at Notre Dame in the Hockey East from 2014 to 2017. In 2016–17, Bjork was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, marking him as one of the ten best players in men's college hockey; he was also named a Hockey East First-Team All-Star, and was a co-winner of the Hockey East Three-Stars Award.
At the completion of his junior season with the Fighting Irish, Bjork concluded his collegiate career in signing a three-year, entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins on May 30, 2017.
Bjork's NHL career started with the 2017–18 Boston Bruins' first game, a 4–3 home ice victory over the Nashville Predators, when he scored an assist on fellow Bruins rookie Jake DeBrusk's first-ever NHL goal, for his first point as an NHL player. Bjork's first NHL goal came in the fourth game of the season on the road against the Arizona Coyotes, as the final goal of a 6–2 road win for the Bruins.
On January 30, 2018, during a home-ice game agaianst the visiting Anaheim Ducks, Bjork suffered a season-ending left shoulder injury – he underwent a successful arthroscopy and labral repair three weeks later, and was expected to take six months to fully heal from the surgical repair.
Before Notre Dame, Anders grew up in Mequon, Wisconsin, where he attended Lumen Christi Catholic School. He went to high school at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, MI, when he moved there to play for the U.S Development Program. Anders comes from a long line of Notre Dame alums, his 2 sisters Brinya and Keali are Notre Dame alums, along with his parents Kirt, who played hockey there, and his mom Patricia. During college Anders was enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business. He has a younger brother, Brady, who has committed to play hockey at University of Notre Dame in the future.
|Representing United States|
|Men's ice hockey|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge|
|2013 Drummondville/Victoriaville, Quebec|
Regular season and playoffs
|2012–13||U.S. National Development Team||USHL||38||8||7||15||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||U.S. National Development Team||USHL||26||9||12||21||0||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|HE Second All-Star Team||2016|
|HE First All-Star Team||2017|
|AHCA East Second-Team All-American||2016–17|||
|Hobey Baker Award (Finalist)||2017|
- "NCAA hockey: Hobey Baker Memorial Award announces top 10 finalists". March 15, 2017.
- "Hockey East Honors 2016–17 All-Star Teams". March 16, 2017.
- "Hockey East announces award winners". Hockey East. 2017-03-15. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
- "Bruins sign forward Anders Bjork to entry-level contract". Boston Bruins. 2017-05-30. Retrieved 2017-05-30.
- Kalman, Matt (October 5, 2017). "Bruins defeat Predators in season opener". nhl.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
- Russo, Eric (October 15, 2017). "Bjork Tallies First NHL Goal in Arizona". nhl.com/bruins. Boston Bruins. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
- Ryan, Conor (February 22, 2018). "Anders Bjork injury: Boston Bruins rookie forward to miss rest of the season due to shoulder surgery". masslive.com. MassLive. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
The Boston Bruins released an update on the 21-year-old forward Thursday, announcing that the rookie underwent a successful left shoulder arthroscopy and labral repair on February 20 at Massachusetts General Hospital. As a result of the procedure, Bjork is expected to be out for six months...Bjork suffered the injury during a loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 30, exiting the game after just 2:43 of time on ice after taking a crosscheck from Francois Beauchemin.
- John Heisler (April 7, 2017). "The Bjorks: Hockey Is the Family Business". und.com.
- "2016–2017 All-American Team". The American Hockey Coaches Association. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| Hockey East Three-Stars Award
(shared with Clayton Keller and Tyler Kelleher)
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