UND Roster

2016-17 Hockey Roster

#10 Anders Bjork


Weight 181 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Mequon, Wis.

• Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins (May 30), beginning with the 2017-2018 season.

• Opened the season by scoring two goals and adding an assist in Notre Dame’s 9-2 win over Arizona State (Oct. 7).
• The next night against the Sun Devils, posted a career-high four points on two goals and two assists.
• Had the game-winning goal on both wins over Arizona State and was named the Hockey East Player of the Week for his seven-point weekend (Oct. 10).
• Scored a highlight reel goal at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 14) when he beat the defense and finished with a high wrist shot for his fifth goal of the season.
• Had a pair of assists in Notre Dame’s 3-1 win at No. 4 Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 15).
• Posted his second four-point game of the season in Notre Dame’s 6-2 win over UConn (Oct. 28), including two goals and two assists.
• Finished October with 16 points (7-9-17) and was named the Hockey East Player of the Month.
• Had a goal and two assists to lead Notre Dame past Holy Cross, 5-3, in the opening round of the Shillelagh Tournament (Nov. 25).Â
• Had two third-period goals in Notre Dame’s 5-4 loss at UMass (Dec. 2).
• Scored two goals, including the shorthanded game-winning tally, in Notre Dame’s comeback win, 3-2, over then No. 3/4 Boston College (Dec. 10).
• Was named the Hockey East Player of the Week on Dec. 12 following his performance against the Eagles.
• Notched two assists in Notre Dame’s 5-0 win over Alaska (Dec. 31) and then added a goal and an assist in the 4-0 game two win over the Nanooks (Jan. 1) for a four-point weekend.
• Scored the third-period game winner in Notre Dame’s 2-1 win at Merrimack (Jan. 13).
• Bjork reached the 25-point plateau in his 15th game of the season, the fastest a Notre Dame player has reached 25 points under head coach Jeff Jackson.
• Had a goal and an assist in Notre Dame’s 6-4 loss at Boston College (Jan. 28).
• Missed game one (Feb. 3) of the Vermont series due to illness, but returned to the lineup for game two (Feb. 4).
• Named one of five finalists for the 2017 Hockey Humanitarian Award (Feb. 2).
• Had an unassisted goal to put the Irish up 2-0 in an eventual 3-2 victory over Maine (Feb. 10).
• Notched a shorthanded goal and a power-play tally in the third period to lift the Irish to a 4-1 win over 10th-ranked Providence (Feb. 17).
• Had an assist in the 3-3 tie versus Providence (Feb. 18) to reach 100-career points, becoming the 51st player in program history to notch at least 100 career points.
• Bjork, who is part of the fourth father-son duo to play at Notre Dame, joins his father, Kirt, as the first father-son tandem to each register 100 career points at Notre Dame (Kirt was a 1983 All-American who totaled 161 points on  76 goals and 85 assists).
• Notched two assists in Notre Dame’s 5-2 game two win over Providence in the Hockey East quarterfinals (March 11).
• The Irish are 22-5-2 when Bjork registers at least one point (1-6-3 when he does not and is in the lineup, 0-0-1 when he is out of the lineup).Â
• Named a Top Ten Hobey Baker Finalist (March 15) and a First Team Hockey East All-Star (March 16).
• Scored a pair of goals, including the game winner, to lift Notre Dame past Minnesota, 3-2, in the first round of the NCAA Championship (March 25).
• Bjork’s six game-winning goals are the most by a Notre Dame player since 2010-11, when Anders Lee had seven.
• Notched his first career three-assist game in the 3-2 NCAA Northeast Regional victory over UMass Lowell, with all three being primary assists (March 26).
• Named the Northeast Regional’s Most Outstanding Player.
• Finished the season with 21 goals and 31 assists to combine for a total of 52 points.
• Named a Second Team East CCM/AHCA All-American, joining his father, Kirt, on the exclusive list thus becoming the only father-son duo to earn All-American recognition while skating for the Irish and one of five father-son combinations to earn All-American honors.
• Recognized as an ARMY ROTC Three Stars Award winner.
• Received the Community Champion Award at the Outstanding Student-Athletes Celebrating Achievement & Recognition Showcase.
• Recognized by the Monogram Club as a co-Most Valuable Player for the 2016-2017 season.
• Received the Compton Family Leadership in Service Award from the Notre Dame Monogram Club.
• Named the Offensive Player of the Year for the Irish.
• Added to the roster to compete for Team USA in the 2017 Men’s World Championships.

• Named a Second Team Hockey East All-Star.
• Played in 35 games and led the team in scoring with 35 points on 12 goals and 23 assists, all of which were career-high totals.Â
• Had three power-play goals (all in Hockey East play) and finished the season with a team-best +28 rating.Â
• His +28 rating ranked second among Hockey East skaters and tied for 11th in the country.
• In 22 Hockey East games, posted eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points.
• Finished the season with seven multi-point games on the season, including scoring a goal and adding an assists in Notre Dame’s 3-2 overtime loss to Michigan in the NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal.Â
• Scored two goals in Notre Dame’s 5-1 win over UMass on Dec. 5.
• Notched a goal and two assists in wins over Minnesota (Nov. 6) and Merrimack (Jan. 15-16).
• Strung together a career-long, 10-game point streak from Nov. 28 — Jan. 23 (7-8-15).Â
• Missed the Denver series (Jan. 1-2) while playing for Team USA at the 2016 World Junior Championship.
• He helped lead Team USA to the bronze medal, netting a pair of goals in the 8-3 bronze medal game win over Sweden en route to being named Team USA’s Player of the Game (Jan. 4).
• He became the fifth Notre Dame player to earn a medal at the event, joining Mario Lucia (gold in 2013), Kyle Palmieri (gold in 2010 and bronze in 2011), Kyle Lawson (bronze in 2007) and Ben Simon (silver in 1997).

• Skated in 41 of the team’s 42 games and registered 22 points on seven goals and 15 assists.
• His 15 assists ranked fifth on the team, while his 22 points ranked sixth.
• Notched one power-play goal and one short-handed tally.
• Had 14 penalty minutes and blocked 18 shots.
• Notched two assists in Notre Dame’s 5-3 win over Lake Superior State (Oct. 17), marking his first career points in an Irish uniform.
• Scored his first career goal in Notre Dame’s 7-0 win over Niagara (Oct. 25).
• Registered 17 of his 22 points over the final 19 games of the season, including a six-game point streak (Jan. 31 – Feb. 20) in which he scored three goals and added six assists for nine points.
• Recorded 14 points (5-9-14) in 22 Hockey East games, which ranked ninth among the league’s freshmen.
• Had five points (1-4-5) in six playoff games.

• Selected in the fifth round, 146th overall, by the Boston Bruins in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

• Spent two seasons (2012-14) with USA Hockey’s National Team Developmental Program.
• With the Under-17 team in 2012-13, scored 12 goals and added 12 assists for 24 points in 56 games.
• Played on third-place teams at the Five Nations Tournament and the World Under-17 Challenge.
• With the Under-18 team (2013-14), was sixth in scoring with 21 goals and 21 assists for 42 points in 61 games.
• Chipped in with four power-play goals and five game winners.
• Participated in the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects game in September 2013.
• Was a  member of the gold-medal winning Under-18 team in April 2014.
• Among 42 invitees to USA Hockey’s National Junior Evaluation Camp that was held in August 2014.
• Named to  Team USA for the 2016 World Junior Championship.
• Helped lead Team USA to the bronze medal, netting a pair of goals in the 8-3 bronze medal game win over Sweden en route to being named Team USA’s Player of the Game (Jan. 4).

• Graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, while playing for the National Developmental Program.
• A  product of the Chicago Mission Midget Minor team that advanced to the Tier 1 National semifinals.
• His  full name is Anderson Patrick Bjork and he is the son of Kirt and Patricia Bjork.
• Kirt was a 1983 All-American hockey player for Notre Dame and he currently serves as a director of regional development at Notre Dame.
• Patricia is a 1982 Notre Dame graduate.
• He has  two older sisters, Brinya and Keali, and a younger brother, Brady.
• Brinya is a 2012 Notre Dame grad and Keali graduated in 2015.
• Brady is a junior at Culver Academy where he plays hockey.
• Enrolled in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.

Goals: 2 (8x – vs. Minnesota 3/25/17)
Assists: 3 (vs. UMass Lowell 3/26/17)
Points: 4 (2x – vs. UConn 10/28/16)
Multi-Point Games: 25
Point Streak:10 games (Nov. 28 – Jan. 23, 2016; 7-8-15)