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Columbus Blue Jackets sign club's 3rd round draft pick, Danish RW Oliver Bjorkstrand

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Portland Winterhawks right winger Oliver Bjorkstrand, left, and the rest of his bench celebrate their win over the London Knights in Memorial Cup semifinal action in Saskatoon on May 24, 2013. The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand of the Western Hockey League\'s Portland Winterhawks to a three-year, entry-level contract. Bjorkstrand was the club\'s fifth pick, 89th overall, in the 2013 NHL draft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards Author: The Hockey News

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Columbus Blue Jackets sign club's 3rd round draft pick, Danish RW Oliver Bjorkstrand

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand of the Western Hockey League's Portland Winterhawks to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Bjorkstrand was the club's fifth pick, 89th overall, in the 2013 NHL draft.

The 6-foot, 169-pounder has 25 goals and 31 assists and a +21 plus/minus rating in 32 games this season, helping Portland amass the WHL's second-best record at 23-8-2-2. He's currently tied for third in the league in short-handed goals (3), fourth in goals and points, tied for seventh in game-winning goals (4) and eighth in assists and plus/minus.

Bjorkstrand has 56 goals and 63 assists and a +59 plus/minus rating in 97 career WHL games.

The Herning, Denmark, native also represented his country at the 2012 World Junior Championships.

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Columbus Blue Jackets sign club's 3rd round draft pick, Danish RW Oliver Bjorkstrand