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Bjorklund

Bjorklund is a goaltender with a great toolkit who is just scratching the surface of what he is capable of. He does a great job at tracking the play, especially finding pucks through traffic. He’s got a fluidity and technicality in his game that allows him to move quickly and stick to his angles with…

Date of Birth
May 28, 2002
Position
Goal
Height
6'1.5
Draft Year
2020
Place of Birth
Grande Prairie, AB  
Shoots
Left
Weight
173 lbs
Draft Result
6/179 (WSH)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Oct 6/20 Bjorklund Garin D3233 – 2020 NHL Draft Guide by FCHockey Staff View Summary
Jun 23/20 Bjorklund Garin 20298 – Prince Albert vs. Medicine Hat WHL by Justin Froese View Report
Jun 23/20 Bjorklund Garin 20297 – Moose Jaw vs. Medicine Hat WHL by Derek Neumeier View Report
Jun 23/20 Bjorklund Garin 20292 – Medicine Hat vs. Edmonton WHL by Justin Froese View Report
Jun 23/20 Bjorklund Garin 20291 – Medicine Hat vs. Edmonton WHL by Donesh Mazloum View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP GAA SVP
2019-2020 Medicine Hat Tigers whl 28 2.91 89.7
2018-2019 Medicine Hat Tigers whl 2 2.5 90.9
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Bjorklund is a goaltender with a great toolkit who is just scratching the surface of what he is capable of. He does a great job at tracking the play, especially finding pucks through traffic. He’s got a fluidity and technicality in his game that allows him to move quickly and stick to his angles with real good edge work. His body positioning can be a concern on some shots, but he’s highly aggressive in challenging shooters at the top of his crease and made little adjustments to get set for the shot in order to either maintain square or set his body so he could control a rebound if he couldn’t make the shot stick. His athleticism and dynamic movement bails him out while making some flexible saves in scrambles or playing pucks off a screen. He can make flashy desperation saves while still looking calm and confident. On the downside, his form is still a little leaky, especially when trying to move post to post. Rebound control is very high-end, swallowing up lots of pucks and successfully steering other shots into corners. Moves quickly around his net, including going post to post, shooting out to the top of his crease, and dropping into the butterfly and then springing back up. His puck handling and willingness to work with his defense alleviates a lot of pressure. His glove hand is an asset, but he also tracks pucks well to other areas of his body as well.

– FCHockey’s 2020 NHL Draft Guide