The Blue Jackets have a new contender for best name in the organization.
Ole Julian Bjorgvik-Holm, a defenseman who the Blue Jackets selected in the fifth round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, has inked a three-year, entry level contract with the club.
Bjorgvik-Holm, 19, notched 2-8-10 in 22 games in Norway last season. He played for Manglerud in the top Norwegian division. After excelling there, he made his way to Cleveland on a professional tryout contract, where he tallied 1-4-5 in 16 games. The 6'2" Norwegian has represented Norway many times at the international level, including six games at the 2021 IIHF World Championships.
Very excited and honored to announce that I have signed my first NHL contract with the @BlueJacketsNHL. I would like to thank everyone who has helped me along this journey. pic.twitter.com/Itk9NUWhmH— Ole Julian Bjrgvik Holm (@OJHolm88) August 16, 2021
Although Bjorgvik-Holm is still young, his play in North America has already turned heads.
Ole was a revelation in his first pro action with @monstershockey last season. CLE AC Steve McCarthy described the promising young blue-liner at the time as Way ahead of schedule. https://t.co/IxY7j3CW3H— Tony Brown (@TonyBrownPxP) August 16, 2021