Anders Bjork Ready To Take His Game To ‘Next Level’ For Bruins This Season

It’s no secret the Boston Bruins are stacked with young talent heading into the 2018-19 season.

Charlie McAvoy, Jake DeBrusk, Ryan Donato and Danton Heinen all made a splash last season for the B’s, and Anders Bjork is among the young guns looking to make an impact for Boston this season.

The 22-year-old suffered a concussion at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs last November and was sent down to the Providence Bruins. He was recalled to Boston, but unfortunately his season was cut short due to separating his shoulder in January.

Now, with a new season set to begin Oct. 3, Bjork is ready to be back on the ice, noting he’s put in a lot of work over the offseason.

“(I concentrated on) some stuff in the (defensive) zone, just being more responsible and smarter, not jumping in when I don’t have to, closing on guys at the right time,” Bjork said, via the Boston Herald’s Steve Conroy. “Also, I want to try to shoot the puck more. I’ve been working on my shot a lot more over the summer. I’m more confident in it and I want to use that confidence to shoot more and shoot from good areas. That’s really important for me to take my game to the next level.”

Bjork started last season on the team’s first line alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. Despite his time with the two stars last season, it’s hard to see Bjork returning to the first line, as David Pastrnak, Marchand and Bergeron were a force to be reckoned with over the course of the 2017-18 campaign.

But, with an open spot on David Krejci’s right side, it’s possible the B’s move Pastrnak down since he has experience playing with the veteran. If Bjork is 100 percent and committed to being a more responsible player, he may just see himself back on that top line.

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