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.
#CBJ announce theyve signed D Marcus Bjork to a one-year ELC. The 24-yr old has spent the past four years in the SHL.— Brian Hedger (@BrianHedger) May 24, 2022
Further boosts org depth on the blue line, which has a lot of young D to pick from now. pic.twitter.com/QCuyB8Xlgy
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.