Future Watch: Anders Bjork Rookie Hockey Cards, Bruins

Future Watch: Anders Bjork Rookie Hockey Cards, BruinsFuture Watch: Anders Bjork Rookie Hockey Cards, Bruins – Anders Bjork was selected by the Boston Bruins with the 146th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Before his draft year, he was a valued member of the U.S.A. National Team Development Program. However, he wasn’t one of their best players. He was a bit on the small side and thought of as role player. Playing at the time at 5′-11″, 182 pounds, he wasn’t a guarantee to make it and that’s why he was drafted in the fifth round. He won a gold medal in the U18’s pre-draft but that didn’t shoot him up the charts.

The Wisconsin native committed to the University of Notre Dame. In his freshman season, he had seven goals and 22 points in 41 games. In 2015-16, he had a great season. He was a point-per-game player with 12 goals and 35 points in 35 games. Coming into the 2016-17 season his team was highly ranked and made it to the East Regionals. Despite being eliminated, Bjork had a breakout season with 21 goals and 52 points in 39 games. His team had a lot of injuries that they couldn’t overcome. Bjork shined and the Bruins signed him over the summer making sure he’d be a part of their team in 2017-18.

So far, this season in his first 16 games he’s managed to get three goals and nine points. The fact that he’s playing a top-six role and he only has two penalty minutes shows he has the right discipline to play at this level and the points will continue to come.

Anders Bjork’s only NHL licensed rookie card to date, is his Young Guns card in 2017-18 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey.

Here’s a look at his first goal that came on a power play:

Now 6′-0″, 185 pounds his speed and hockey I.Q. have made him a very valuable rookie for the Bruins this season.

 

 

Future Watch: Anders Bjork Rookie Hockey Cards, Bruins
Russ Cohen