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28 Oliver Bjorkstrand RW

Columbus Blue Jackets

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
17%9%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
2313368812:01

Player Updates

April 17, 2019 09:00 AM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Two points in convincing win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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.

April 7, 2019 02:16 AM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Huge effort to close season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjorkstrand scored a goal and added two assists in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Senators.

The 23-year-old sniper was on fire down the stretch as the Jackets pushed for the playoffs, scoring nine goals and 11 points in the last 10 games. Bjorkstrand's 23 goals on the season were a career high, but he'll need to carry that momentum deeper into April if the Jackets are going to advance past a first-round clash with the Lightning.

March 29, 2019 12:53 AM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: One more for 20
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjorkstrand scored his 18th and 19th goals of the season Thursday, in a 6-2 win over the visiting Canadiens.

The pair of snipes give Bjorkstrand five goals in his last five games, including four in his last three. The 23-year-old needs just one more for 20, which would be a career first for the youngster. His production has dipped somewhat in 2018-19, after a 40-point campaign a season ago, but Bjorkstrand's big-time performance Thursday came at precisely the perfect moment.

March 25, 2019 02:32 AM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Productive in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjorkstrand scored a goal on five shots and added four PIM and two hits in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Canucks.

It was a fairly big night for Bjorkstrand, who is up to 27 points in 70 games this season. More notably, his four PIM doubled his season total to eight. Don't expect the bad boy routine to continue, but he can be a decent depth option in deeper formats.

March 20, 2019 03:36 PM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Back in goal column
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjorkstrand scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Flames.

His tally cut the deficit to 3-2 in the third period, but Matthew Tkachuk sealed the win for the Flames with an empty-netter at the end. Bjorkstrand has a career-high 15 goals this season, as well as 11 assists in 68 games. He's on the fourth line currently, but does see some power-play time, averaging 1:19 with the man advantage in March.

February 27, 2019 11:48 AM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Goes top shelf in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjorkstrand converted a shot at even strength in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Penguins.

The Danish winger put the cannon operator to work with his team's first goal -- a beautiful snapshot that skied over goaltender Matt Murray's head with 15:05 remaining in the second period. Bjorkstrand is adept at letting plays develop, which he artfully demonstrated on the way to his 12th tally of the season. He's up to 23 points through 57 games, but Bjorkstrand typically needs maximum offensive efficiency to appease fantasy owners since he only averages 12:13 of ice time.

February 1, 2019 12:48 AM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Season highs in ice time, shots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjorkstrand scored on one of his seven shots in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Winnipeg.

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.

January 19, 2019 02:00 AM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Lights lamp in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjorkstrand scored his seventh goal of the season in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Canadiens.

The 23-year-old winger has had a tough time making an impact this season, consistently skating in a bottom-six role, but Bjorkstrand has still eked out four goals and six points over the last 12 games after being nearly invisible through the first two-plus months of the campaign.

December 28, 2018 11:04 PM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Rare offensive outburst in OT win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Bjorkstrand opened the scoring 9:17 into the contest and added a helper later in the opening frame. Performances like this have come few and far between for the 23-year-old Dane, who has just five goals and six assists in 32 games this season.

November 9, 2018 11:33 PM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Tallies power-play goal in win over Caps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjorkstrand scored a power-play goal on five shots in Friday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.

Originally set to be a spectator for this one, the 23-year-old instead found himself on the Jackets' top line after Cam Atkinson (illness) was a late scratch. Bjorkstrand took full advantage of the opportunity, burying his second goal of the season from the slot after a brilliant between-the-legs pass from Nick Foligno. With only four points in 15 games, Bjorkstrand isn't on the fantasy radar in most formats, but he does have the talent to produce some offense if he can work his way into a top-six role on a more consistent basis.

October 19, 2018 11:12 AM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Points in two straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjorkstrand tallied an assist in Thursday's 6-3 win over Philadelphia.

After being shut out in his first four contests, Bjorkstrand has points in his last two games. The Danish winger is coming off 40 points a year ago but has not played as big a role this season as he did in 2017-18, averaging nearly four fewer minutes of ice time per game. However, Bjorkstrand still gets the odd opportunity on the power play so the potential for points remains somewhat high.

September 23, 2018 02:29 AM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Secures hat trick in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjorkstrand scored three goals in Saturday's 7-3 loss to Pittsburgh.

The 23-year-old scored all three of the Blue Jackets' goals Saturday, and was a force throughout with eight shots in 19:27. Bjorkstrand is on the right track to improve on his first full season from last year, when he had 11 goals and 29 assists.

July 15, 2018 12:16 PM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Secures bridge deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjorkstrand signed a three-year, $7.5 million contract with the Blue Jackets on Sunday, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.

Bjorkstrand thrived in his first full season with Columbus, racking up 11 goals and 40 points, including nine on the power play. The 23-year-old accomplished this while logging 14:18 of ice time per game on the third line. If the Blue Jackets trade Artemi Panarin, who has publicly stated he will not sign an extension with the club, Bjorkstrand could be promoted to a full-time, top-six role.

June 25, 2018 04:36 PM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Gets qualifying offer from Jackets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjorkstrand received a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent from the Blue Jackets on Monday, the team's PR account reports.

The 23-year-old winger is coming off his first full season in the NHL, scoring 11 goals and 40 points in 82 games while putting 163 shots on goal. His role next season could expand if Artemi Panarin winds up being traded, but for now Bjorkstrand seems ticketed for a middle-six spot that includes time on the second power-play unit. He does have the skill and sniper instincts to have a breakout campaign if he finds his way into more ice time, however.

April 24, 2018 10:20 AM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Finishes playoffs with apple
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjorkstrand collected an assist in the series-ending loss to the Capitals in Game 6 on Monday.

The Dane completes his second career playoff series with one goal and two assists over 11:03 of average ice time. As a bottom-six winger, he wasn't primed for success in the fantasy realm, but Bjorkstrand was efficient with his opportunities. Selected in the third round (89th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, there's plenty of room for growth in his game, so look for the 23-year-old in the late rounds of most fantasy drafts as a sleeper pick this fall.

April 22, 2018 11:53 PM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Lights lamp in Game 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjorkstrand scored a goal Saturday during a 4-3 overtime loss to Washington in Game 5.

The goal came on Bjorkstrand's third shot of the postseason, and although he's not firing the puck off often, he's still sitting at two points through the first five games. The Dane also has just supplied two hits and gone minus-one as well, struggling to fill the scoresheet against Washington. Unfortunately for Bjorkstrand,he's still stuck on the fourth forward line, which will continue to limit his opportunities as he's only averaging 11:06 of ice time per game.

April 16, 2018 08:12 PM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Gets assist in Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjorkstrand recorded an assist during Game 2 on Sunday in a 5-4 overtime victory over Washington.

The tally was Bjorkstrand's second playoff assist of his career, and came on the man advantage. Although the 23-year-old has been a steady presence on the second power-play unit for most of 2017-18, he's been logging bottom-six minutes in the playoffs and at end of the season, skating for just 12:37 per game in his last 10 contests. With Columbus particularly deep at right wing it's unlikely his minutes see an increase, but Bjorkstrand should start shooting the puck more -- he hasn't logged a shot on goal yet in the first two playoff matches, despite averaging two per game in the regular season.

April 4, 2018 01:41 AM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Notches two assists Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjorkstrand picked up two assists while adding three shots, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Red Wings.

He's been one of the few Blue Jackets limping to the finish line on the season, scoring only one goal and three points in his prior 13 games coming into Tuesday. but Bjorkstrand found his groove in the nick of time. The 22-year-old now has a career-high 11 goals and 40 points in 80 games on the season.

March 30, 2018 04:56 PM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Picks up helper in blowout win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjorkstrand tallied an assist and fired two shots on goal in Thursday's 5-1 win over Calgary.

Thursday's assist marked Bjorkstrand's first point in six games, so the Blue Jackets will hope his performance against the Flames will lead to more consistent production heading into the playoffs. The 22-year-old winger has had a solid season, totaling 11 goals and 38 points in 78 games, but he's still a fringe player in most season-long fantasy formats.

March 3, 2018 10:24 AM
Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Notches two assists Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bjorkstrand picked up two assists while adding four shots, two blocked shots, one hit and a plus-1 rating in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Ducks.

He'd failed to hit the scoresheet in his prior seven games, so Bjorkstrand's outburst was a welcome sight for the Jackets. The 22-year-old has already set new career highs with 10 goals and 34 points through 65 games, and his consistent role on the power play helps offset his lack of regular top-six shifts.

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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2015-16Columbus124486001000
2016-17Columbus2667134002010
2017-18Columbus821129404302017
2018-19Columbus772313368301058
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MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2015-16Columbus2516.0191:4323925:330:310000
2016-17Columbus5510.9366:2048344:060:046002
2017-18Columbus1636.71171:581485142:180:329102
2018-19Columbus16114.3950:03124895:230:358004
40410.92680:043455307:201:4223108
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2016-17Columbus5011-2000000
2017-18Columbus61230000000
2018-19Columbus10235-1102002
21369-3102002
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2016-17Columbus100.064:171005:480:000000
2017-18Columbus333.366:15889:540:000000
2018-19Columbus267.7151:0619413:040:000000
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/177
Birthdate:
4/10/1995
Age:
24
Hometown:
Herning, Denmark
Team:
Columbus Blue Jackets
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NHL Experience: