Oliver Bjorkstrand
Oliver Bjorkstrand
24-Year-Old Right WingRW
Columbus Blue Jackets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The 23-year-old's first full season in the NHL was something of a mixed bag, but for the most part Bjorkstrand was a reliable contributor for the Blue Jackets, scoring 11 goals and 40 points while handling a regular role on the second power-play unit. Much like teammate Cam Atkinson, Bjorkstrand makes up for his lack of size with a knack for finding open ice, which he combines with a sniper's eye and a quick trigger. His immediate fortunes depend a great deal on what happens with Artemi Panarin. If Panarin remains in Columbus, Bjorkstrand will likely remain in a depth role, but if Panarin is traded a spot in the top six could open up, giving the Dane a chance to blossom. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $7.5 million contract with the Blue Jackets in July of 2018.
Two points in convincing win
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
April 17, 2019
Bjorkstrand registered a goal and an assist to go with a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Lightning to complete the series sweep.
ANALYSIS
Bjorkstrand was instrumental in helping Columbus to its first-ever postseason series win. With two goals and two assists apiece, he's averaging a point per game in the Stanley Cup playoffs, with Bjorkstrand and Co. now awaiting the winner of the Toronto-Boston series.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
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  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:20
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:14
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2016–17
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2016–17
14:05
1:42
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2017–18
14:18
1:44
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2018–19
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2018–19
12:20
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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A poor showing in training camp forced Bjorkstrand to spend the early part of the season back in the AHL, but the winger quickly proved he was ready for the big leagues and scored six goals and 10 points in 15 games after his recall in February. Possessing a nose for open ice and a lethal shot, the 22-year-old has the talent to develop into a consistent 25-goal threat if he gets a chance at a top-six role, but the Blue Jackets’ crowded wing situation could keep Bjorkstrand further down on the depth chart in 2017-18. For now, he'll focus on improving his all-around game and staying in the lineup for a full campaign, but even on a checking line he could prove to be a handful for the opposition.
Bjorkstrand had a huge season for the Portland Winterhawks (50 goals and 109 points in 69 games) skating alongside Jets prospect Nicolas Petan, but Bjorkstrand’s small stature means he will need to keep getting stronger and prove himself on every rung of the ladder before he'll get a shot at the NHL. The offensive talent and hockey sense are there for him to make an impact down the road.
Undersized prospect Bjorkstrand has the offensive talent and two-way game to someday make the NHL, but he's a long way away.
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Huge effort to close season
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
April 6, 2019
Bjorkstrand scored a goal and added two assists in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Senators.
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One more for 20
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
March 28, 2019
Bjorkstrand scored his 18th and 19th goals of the season Thursday, in a 6-2 win over the visiting Canadiens.
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Productive in win
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
March 24, 2019
Bjorkstrand scored a goal on five shots and added four PIM and two hits in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Canucks.
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Back in goal column
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
March 19, 2019
Bjorkstrand scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Flames.
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Goes top shelf in loss
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
February 27, 2019
Bjorkstrand converted a shot at even strength in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Penguins.
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