The Bruins checked a piece of off-season business off the ol’ to-do list this afternoon, announcing that they’ve signed forward Anders Bjork to a three-year contract extension.
The deal carries a cap hit of $1.6 million per season.
Bjork, who turns 24 next week, was scheduled to be a restricted free agent whenever this wild ride of a season concludes.
The deal represents a raise of about $500,000 per season for Bjork, whose prior deal carried a cap hit of $1.06 million.
Bjork had 19 points in 58 games for the Bruins this season, along with 8 points in 7 AHL games.
Over the course of his NHL career, Bjork 14 goals and 20 assists in 108 games.
He’s had, by most accounts, an impressive training camp, and looks to be firmly in the mix for a forward spot once the games resume.