Connect with us

Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins Sign Forward Anders Bjork To Entry Level Deal

Published

on

Boston Bruins Sign Speedy Notre Dame Forward Anders Bjork To Entry Level Deal

The Boston Bruins are already getting active in the deal making market with a signing of a 2014 draft pick in Anders Bjork.

Boston announced that they had signed the fifth round pick to a three-year-entry-level contact on Tuesday after Bjork had completed his junior season at Notre Dame. The Black and Gold made it a priority to sign Bjork who happens to be a speedy left winger that could instantly add much needed offensive skills to their roster.

The Bruins did not want Bjork to return to Notre Dame for his senior season which would have pushed him closer to the August, 15, 2018 date where if he had not signed with Boston he would have been able to go to any of the 30 other teams in the league, very much like what Jimmy Vesey did to the Nashville Predators last season.

Bjork is 20-years-old and many believe he is already at the point where playing in the AHL might be unnecessary and a jump right into the NHL is certainly in the forecast for the very speedy forward who has a consistent nack to get into key areas in the offensive zone and create scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates.

In his sophomore year at ND, Bjork was a point-per-game player, but in his junior season he took it to a whole new level with 21 goals and 31 assists in only 39 games of Division I hockey and was a key part of the Fight Irish duking their way into the Frozen Four before losing to Denver. Bjork’s junior season is what made many around the hockey world elevate him from a good prospect to an elite one.

Bjork also is a Team USA veteran, winning bronze in the 2016 World Junior Championships after striking gold in the 2014 Under-18 World Championships. He played for the National Team Development Program alongside current NHL players such as Jack Eichel, Noah Hanifin, and Dylan Larkin.

At the moment it is looking like Bjork will be a prime candidate to join the Bruins second-line with him currently being pegged ahead of Frank Vatrano, Jake DeBrusk, Danton Heinen, and Peter Cehlarik. Adding a speed weapon like this to the NHL roster is exactly what Boston needed to do to start this offseason transaction wire.

The future of the Boston Bruins continues to tick upwards as we see a team starting to be built around talented young hockey players who much like the Boston Red Sox across town will help a Boston team become elite once again.

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins Already Having Injury Problem

Published

on

Bruins Injury Updates Have Begun

Today GM Don Sweeney has given an update on a few injured players.

Matt Beleskey who which is not a big deal since he might not even make the team is day-to-day with a foot contusion. This happened is the B’s last preseason game against the Montreal Canadiens

Jakub Forsbacka Karlsson is day-to-day as well with an upper-body injury that he received in the game against Detroit on September 19th. Hopefully, this is nothing because he was a kid that was slotted to make a roster spot.

Last is Torrey Krug who will be out for at least three weeks pending a re-evaluation at that time. He was hit in the jaw with the puck and suffered a non-displaced fracture. It occurred in the game against Detroit.

Also on another note, the team has sent Jack Studnicka and Kyle Keyser back to the OHL.

The biggest injury is with JFK, now some may say Krug but I think the B’s can find a replacement for him. McAvoy will most likely take over on the power play and maybe this opens the door for a guy like Rob O’Gara or Matt Grzelcyk. Other than these few hiccups Boston should be a fun team to watch this season. Especially if they stay as young as they have in camp and the preseason games.

Continue Reading

Boston Bruins

The 7th Floor Show: Bruins Sign Pastrnak, Start Of Camp Thoughts

Published

on

Continue Reading

Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins Take Down Montreal In Preseason Game 1

Published

on

Bruins Grab First Win Of The Preseason

Boston took on the Canadiens last night in Quebec City and came out with a victory. Last nights team was all about the kids. Unfortnitally the game was not aired on TV in Boston. the Bruins defeated Montreal 3-2.

From what I have read from people that saw the game is that the kids were very impressive. Tim Schaller, Anders Bjork, and Jesse Gabrielle were the goal scorers. As the whole, the team seems like they are in a good spot to be competitive this season. Especially with all of the prospects on the roster that are eyeing a spot in the big club.

The most impressive was last years NCAA Hobey Baker Finalist Anders Bjork. Bjork scored his first goal in a Bruins uniform last night. Also, the word on the street is that his chemistry with the team is growing. Look for him to grab a top-six spot on the roster heading into the season.

Here is Anders Bjork on his first goal in. A very hockey guy answer:

 

Continue Reading

Most Popular

Copyright © 2017 Trifecta Network