Johan Björk

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Johan Björk
Born (1984-08-28) August 28, 1984 (age 32)
Malmö, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Malmö Redhawks
HV71
HK Acroni Jesenice
Lukko
HC TWK Innsbruck
NHL Draft 125th overall, 2002
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2002–present

Johan Björk (born August 28, 1984) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman who currently plays for Malmö Redhawks of the SHL.

He was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the 4th round (125th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft after establishing himself at his original local club, Malmö Redhawks of the then Elitserien.[1] Björk plays pretty secure defense, but can contribute offensively as well. He is a rather tough defenseman and plays a good physical game. Björk, who is quite agile and mobile, has also a good release and he passes the puck well.[2]

On June 6, 2014, Björk left Malmö of the HockeyAllsvenskan for a second time, in agreeing to a one-year contract with Austrian club, HC TWK Innsbruck of the EBEL.[3] He returned to the Redhawks later in the season, and helped the club gain promotion to the SHL.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, Nathalie (2012-06-27). "Björk och Hetta klara för Malmö Redhawks" (in Swedish). Malmö Redhawks. Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Johan Björk player profile". Eliteprospects.com. 2012-01-15. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  3. ^ "Another Swede reinforces Innsbruck" (in German). HC TWK Innsbruck. 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 

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