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04/17/2017

Bjork Added To U.S. National Team Roster

Junior Anders Bjork will join teammate Cal Petersen and Irish alum Anders Lee as part of Team USA

04/07/2017

Bjork Cops All-America Honors

Junior forward named to the CCM/AHCA Second Team (East)

04/04/2017

The Bjorks: Hockey Is the Family Business

I became the third best hockey player in the family about eight years ago

03/31/2017

Next Stop: Chicago

From hosts to comeback specialist, the No. 4 seeded Irish join No. 1 seeds Denver, Harvard and Minnesota Duluth at the 2017 Frozen Four.

03/27/2017

Frozen Four Bound Irish Honored

Notre Dame will play Denver in the second NCAA Semifinal game

04/06/2017

Frozen Four: Notre Dame vs. Denver

NCAA Division 1 Men's Ice Hockey Tournament - April 6, 2017 (USA Today Sports Images)

03/30/2017

A Season in Photos: 2016-17 Notre Dame Hockey

Memorable images from Notre Dame's run to the Frozen Four

03/11/2017

Notre Dame vs. Providence

Notre Dame vs. Providence - Hockey East quarterfinal game two

03/10/2017

Notre Dame vs. Providence

Notre Dame vs. Providence, Hockey East Quarterfinal Game 1

02/17/2017

Notre Dame vs. Providence (February 17th)

Notre Dame vs. Providence College

AS A JUNIOR
• 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). 
• 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’s five game-winning goals are the most by a Notre Dame player since 2010-11, when Anders Lee had seven.
• 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). 
• 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).
• 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.

AS A SOPHOMORE
• 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. 
• Had three power-play goals (all in Hockey East play) and finished the season with a team-best +28 rating. 
• 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. 

Scored two goals in Notre Dame's 5-1 win over UMass on Dec. 5.
• N
otched 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). 
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).

AS A FRESHMAN
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.

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

WITH USA HOCKEY

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).

PREP & PERSONAL
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.

CAREER HIGHS
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)

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Anders Bjork
Anders  Bjork

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Mequon, Wis.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 181

Position:
Forward

Last Team:
U.S. National Under-18 Team

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