Dan Colleran | May 30, 2017
University of Notre Dame junior forward Anders Bjork has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins the National Hockey League team announced on Tuesday morning (May 30).
A fifth-round pick by Boston in the 2014 NHL Draft (146th overall), Bjork posted a career-high 52 points on 21 goals and 31 assists as a junior while leading the Irish to the 2017 Frozen Four. He was named a Second Team East CCM/AHCA All-American and earned First Team Hockey East All-Star honors.
"We are excited Anders is getting the opportunity to realize his dream of playing in the National Hockey League," Notre Dame head coach Jeff Jackson said. "He has promised to complete his degree at Notre Dame, which has been another dream of his. Anders is a great young man who has worked very hard to make himself into a great hockey player. I am proud of him and happy for him."
"This was a difficult decision because Notre Dame is such a special place," Bjork noted. "I am ready for the next step in my hockey career and am excited for the opportunity to join the Boston Bruins organization. It is also important to me, my family, and my Notre Dame coaches that I finish earning my degree from the University so I will continue to work towards that goal as well. I would like to thank Coach Jackson, Coach Pooley and Coach Slaggert for their dedication and all they have done to help my development. I would also like to thank my Mom and Dad and siblings for their countless sacrifices and their leadership in character."