Blue Jackets Sign Defenseman Marcus Bjork To a One-Year Entry-Level Contract

By Coby Maeir on May 24, 2022 at 8:21 pm
Marcus Bjork

The Jackets have added another defenseman to their roster.

Today, the club announced the signing of Marcus Bjork, a 24-year-old right-handed defenseman from Sweden. Bjork's one-year deal covers the 2022-23 season and carries a cap hit of $925k. 

Bjork, the 6-foot-3-inch blue-liner who weighs 203 pounds, spent the past four seasons playing in the Swedish Hockey League, Sweden's top league, for Orebro HK, Malmo Redhawks, and Brynas IF Gavle. In those four seasons, he played 204 games and scored 17 goals and 64 points. 

Playing in the Blue Jackets organization will not be Bjork's first experience playing in a North American hockey league. He played eight games for the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League in the 2016-17 season.