The Boston Bruins selected forward Anders Bjork with the 146th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2014 NHL draft on Saturday.
The 17-year-old Wisconsin native — who has played center and left wing in his career — has been in United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP) and is committed to the University of Notre Dame for the 2014-15 college hockey season.
Bjork, a cousin of Ottawa Senators forward Erik Condra, is a creative playmaker with good passing skills, excellent vision and the ability to stick handle through traffic. He also has the potential to be a quality goal scorer. He’s a raw talent, but should play a key role in Notre Dame’s success next season.
Boston’s next pick is in the seventh and final round of this year’s draft. The B’s have used their first four picks to draft forwards.