The Boston Bruins announced on Wednesday that they’ve agreed to a three-year contract extension with forward Anders Bjork.
Bjork’s extension is worth an average annual value of $1.6 million. The former fifth-round pick out of Notre Dame was in the final year of his entry-level contract.
The 23-year-old tallied 10 goals and 19 points in 58 games with the Bruins during the regular season. Though he signed his entry-level deal in May 2017, shoulder injuries and surgery limited Bjork to just 50 games in his first two NHL seasons.
Extending Bjork gives the Bruins more time to evaluate his performance when healthy, while the young forward gets a 73 percent pay bump and another chance to carve out a middle-six role.