Bruins sign Anders Bjork to 3-year entry-level deal

BOSTON -- The Bruins have signed forward Anders Bjork to an entry-level contract.

The team said Tuesday that the three-year deal for the 20-year-old Notre Dame standout is set to begin next season.

Bjork led the Fighting Irish in points as a junior last season, with 21 goals and 31 assists -- both career highs. It helped Notre Dame reach the Frozen Four for the first time since 2011. For his efforts, Bjork was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, given to the NCAA's top player.

Prior to attending Notre Dame, he spent two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program.

Boston selected Bjork in the fifth round of the 2014 NHL draft, and he had been deciding whether to turn pro or return to Notre Dame for his senior season.

"Since I've been drafted by the Bruins I've been nothing but happy with everything, every interaction that I've had with them and everything about the organization," Bjork told CBS Boston. "(I've) been really impressed actually how much they care about their prospects and look out for what's best for them, which really impressed me and made me want to be a part of that organization."