The big wait for Bruins fans and Don Sweeney is over as they sign their top prospect to a 3 year entry level contract and avoid an issue of Bjork heading to free agency next summer.
Bjork served as an alternate captain for Notre Dame in 2016-17, finishing the year with 21 goals and 31 assists for 52 points. At the end 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 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.
Bjork is a top candidate to play on Krejci’s left wing, a position that hasn’t had a permanent player in years. Bjork and Krejci skill sets should mesh nicely together and form a solid 1-2 combo.