An All-WCHA First Team and All-American Second Team honoree a year ago, Bjugstad also fired five shots on goal in the series and earned a +4 plus/minus rating. The two-point night last Friday was his 17th career multi-point game, with Minnesota holding a 14-1-2 record in those games while his two game-winners upped his collegiate total to six winners. In 71 collegiate games, Bjugstad has 35 goals, 30 assists and 65 points.
The award marks Bjugstad's second career WCHA Offensive Player of the Week honor. The forward also earned the distinction as a sophomore on Nov. 1, 2011 after factoring into five goals in a Minnesota home-and-home split with St. Cloud State that included his first career hat trick. Bjugstad has also previously earned a pair of WCHA Rookie of the Week honors in 2010-11.
The WCHA also named Colorado College's Mike Boivin as the Red Baron® WCHA Defensive Player of the Week and Minnesota Duluth's Austin Farley as the Red Baron® WCHA Rookie of the Week.
Minnesota opens WCHA play this weekend with a two-game series at Michigan Tech.