Oliver Bjorkstrand
Oliver Bjorkstrand
23-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.
Season highs in ice time, shots
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
January 31, 2019
Bjorkstrand scored on one of his seven shots in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Winnipeg.
ANALYSIS
Bjorkstrand put his team ahead 3-2 with 5:42 remaining in the second period, but it was all Jets from there as the Blue Jackets suffered their fourth consecutive defeat. His strong performance in this one was rewarded with a season-high 17:04 of ice time, but expectations for the 23-year-old forward should remain tempered considering he has just one multi-point game all season.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:12
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:18
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:01
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2016–17
14:05
1:42
0:00
2017–18
14:18
1:44
0:00
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
12:12
1:18
0:01
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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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Lights lamp in loss
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
January 18, 2019
Bjorkstrand scored his seventh goal of the season in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Canadiens.
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Rare offensive outburst in OT win
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
December 27, 2018
Bjorkstrand stuffed the stat sheet with a goal, an assist, two shots and a plus-3 rating in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Rangers.
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Tallies power-play goal in win over Caps
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
November 9, 2018
Bjorkstrand scored a power-play goal on five shots in Friday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.
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Points in two straight
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
October 19, 2018
Bjorkstrand tallied an assist in Thursday's 6-3 win over Philadelphia.
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Secures hat trick in loss
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
September 22, 2018
Bjorkstrand scored three goals in Saturday's 7-3 loss to Pittsburgh.
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