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Oliver Bjorkstrand | Winger | #28

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/10/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 177
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (89) / CLM

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Oliver Bjorkstrand scored two goals during Columbus' pre-season finale victory over Pittsburgh.
Bjorkstrand posted four goals and eight points in his 12-game debut with the Blue Jackets last season, which came after his romp with AHL Lake Erie. The 21-year-old scored 17 goals and 29 points down on the farm in 51 games, suggesting he's a sleeper worth keeping an eye on. Oct 8 - 6:09 PM

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Oliver Bjorkstrand scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 OT win over the Nashville Predators.

Bjorkstrand was having a rough preseason up until this point, but he managed to turn that around in one night. He opened the scoring 1:36 into the game to give Columbus a 1-0 lead and he registered the primary assist on Zach Werenski's second period power play goal. The 21-year-old finished the game with a plus-1 rating, three shots on goal and a takeaway in just over 19 minutes of action. Bjorkstrand had four goals and four assists in 12 NHL games in 2015-16.
Oct 4 - 10:48 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand has struggled in training camp thus far.

The talented winger has a minus-four rating with nary a point in three pre-season contests and while he is considered a lock to make the Blue Jackets this season, now it is not so sure out of camp. Bjorkstrand had four goals and eight points in 12 games with Columbus last season and was a stud in the AHL playoffs as he had 10 goals in being named the MVP of the post-season. Look for a 45-50 point season from Bjorkstrand if he sticks from the beginning of the season.
Oct 3 - 5:51 AM

Oliver Bjorkstrand looks like a lock to make the Columbus Blue Jackets this season.

That being said, you never know what is going on in the head of head coach John Tortorella. Bjorkstrand was taken in the third round of the 2013 Draft and has been on an upward trend ever since. He had four goals and eight points in 12 NHL games last season and was a huge part of the Lake Erie Monsters climb to the Calder Cup as he was named MVP off his 10 goals, including five in the final three games. Look for a 40 point-plus season from Bjorkstrand and draft him in most keeper leagues.
Sep 25 - 6:57 AM

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored the overtime winner as Lake Erie claimed the Calder Cup Saturday.

Bjorkstrand's goal gave the Monsters the 1-0 win as they swept the best-of-seven final. The Blue Jackets farm club got great goaltending from Anton Forsberg who stopped 23 shots in claiming his ninth consecutive victory. Bjorkstrand was a stud in the playoffs as he was named the MVP. He scored 10 times including five in the last three games, in addition to six game winners. Look for Bjorkstrand to make the Columbus squad next season and expect a 30-40 point campaign for the Danish native.
Jun 12 - 8:00 AM

Oliver Bjorkstrand has been excellent in the AHL playoffs.

He is tied for the postseason lead with nine goals and five of them have been game winners. Bjorkstrand has netted four goals in his last two games to help Lake Erie take a 3-0 series lead over Hershey in the Calder Cup Final.
Jun 9 - 12:05 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice to lead the Lake Erie Monsters to a 5-3 win over Hershey.

The Monsters are now up 2-0 in the best-of-seven Calder Cup final with Game 3 back in Cleveland Monday. Bjorkstrand now has seven goals and 13 points in 15 games during Lake Erie's march to the AHL championship. The native of Denmark is highly-regarded and had four goals and eight points in 12 games with the Blue Jackets this past season. Look for him to crack the Blue Jackets lineup at training camp and get 30-40 points in 2016-17. Draft him accordingly.
Jun 4 - 8:01 AM

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored the winner Thursday as Lake Erie took a 1-0 series lead over Grand Rapids with a 3-2 overtime win.

Bjorkstrand was quite the scorer for Columbus in limited duty as he had four goals and nine points in 13 games. The 21-year-old third round selection in the 2013 Draft is highly regarded and should have no trouble cracking the Blue Jackets lineup next season.
May 7 - 6:48 AM

Columbus sent Oliver Bjorkstrand back to AHL Lake Erie following Friday's match with Buffalo.

The 20-year-old Bjorkstrand impressed with four goals and eight points in 12 games during his time with Columbus. In 46 games with AHL Lake Erie, he's scored 15 goals and 25 points.
Apr 8 - 10:06 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand has been putting together a strong finish to the season.

Bjorkstrand has four goals and three assists and a +5 rating in the last eleven games for the Jackets since making his NHL debut on March 17. That's including a multi-point night against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night, with a goal and an assist. It was his second multi-point game of his career.
Apr 8 - 8:27 AM

Oliver Bjorkstrand had an assist in Columbus' 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers.

Bjorkstrand has three goals and five points in 10 contests in 2015-16. The 20-year-old rookie also has 15 goals and 25 points in 46 AHL games.
Apr 5 - 9:20 AM

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice as the Blue Jackets defeated the Devils 6-3 on Saturday night.

In his second NHL game, the 20-year-old scored his first goal (x2) and had six shots on net in 15:24. The winger from Denmark had 15 goals and 25 points in the AHL this season. He was selected in the third round of the 2013 draft. Boone Jenner (goal, assist), Seth Jones, Cam Atkinson and William Karlsson got the other goals. Alexander Wennberg and Matt Calvert picked up two helpers apiece.

Oliver Bjorkstrand has been called up by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Bjorkstrand is worth keeping a close eye on because he's projected to play alongside Brandon Dubinsky and Alexander Wennberg. On top of that, he should get some ice time on the top power-play unit. Bjorkstrand has 15 goals and 25 points in 46 AHL games this season.
Mar 17 - 10:52 AM

Oliver Bjorkstrand was sent to the minors by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Bjrokstrand had two 100 point seasons in the WHL so his offensive skills are top-notch. He will need to work on his defensive game but do not be surprised if he plays a couple of NHL games this season.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 06:22:00 AM

Oliver Bjorkstrand had two goals and three assists in Columbus' 8-5 victory over Minnesota in a prospects' game.

Obviously, given that we're talking about an exhibition contest with rosters that consisted only of prospects, it's not recommended to read much into the statistics. In Bjorkstrand's case though, this is an extension of his previous dominance over his peers. Bjorkstrand recorded over 100 points in each of his last two WHL campaigns, including 2014-15 when he had 63 goals and 118 points in 59 games. He'll be competing for a roster spot at the main camp, although we wouldn't bet on him making the team yet.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 09:04:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Brandon Dubinsky
2Sam Gagner
3Alexander Wennberg
4William Karlsson
5Gregory Campbell
6Lukas Sedlak
LW1Boone Jenner
2Brandon Saad
3Scott Hartnell
4Matt Calvert
5Sonny Milano
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Nick Foligno
3Josh Anderson
4Oliver Bjorkstrand
5David Clarkson
D1Seth Jones
2Ryan Murray
3Jack Johnson
4Zach Werenski
5David Savard
6Dalton Prout
7Scott Harrington
8Markus Nutivaara
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney
3Joonas Korpisalo