Bemstrom feels ready to take a step forward in his development after an up and down rookie season, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
The 21-year-old scored 10 goals and 20 points in 56 games during his first taste of the NHL, but Bemstrom had opportunities that he missed as he's still working on finding the right mix of accuracy and aggression with his shot. "He's got a lethal shot," Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno said. "He's just got to find a way to get it off. I think that's where you saw him fight it last year. He was either getting it off just to get it off, not knowing where it was going, or he wasn't getting it off at all because he was trying to pick a spot. I think he's going to figure out how to blend those two things and hopefully have a lot of success." Bemstrom's coming off a strong offseason that saw him score nine goals and 17 points in 16 games for HIFK in the Finnish Elite League, and while Columbus' forward depth likely relegates him to a bottom-six role this season, skating with a veteran center like Mikko Koivu could help steady Bemstrom's game.
Bemstrom loan agreement with Finnish Elite League club HIFK came to an end Monday.
Bemstrom will presumably report back to North America to join the Blue Jackets for the start of training camp. The 21-year-old should be in contention for a bottom-six spot with Columbus after logging 20 points in 56 games as a rookie in 2019-20.
Bemstrom signed with HIFK of the Finnish Elite League, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Bemstrom will look to begin the 2020-21 season overseas, but his contract does have an NHL out clause to allow him to come back to Columbus. He tallied 10 goals and 20 points in 56 games during his rookie season.
Bemstrom potted a goal on five shots, dished two hits and added two PIM in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Canucks.
Bemstrom has found twine in five of the last eight games. The Swedish winger has 10 goals, 10 assists, 97 shots and 52 hits through 56 contests. The rookie is currently in a top-line role -- Bemstrom has some value in deeper fantasy formats.
Bemstrom scored a goal on four shots Tuesday in a 5-4 loss to the Wild.
Bemstrom scored early in the third period, giving him goals in back-to-back games. The 20-year-old rookie, a fourth-round pick in 2017, has eight goals -- half of them on the power play -- and 18 points in 51 games.
Bemstrom scored the game-winning goal in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Senators.
Bemstrom struck at 4:35 of the extra period, cashing in on some chaos in front of Senators goalie Marcus Hogberg. The Swedish winger has two goals and an assist over the last four games. He's racked up 17 points, 81 shots and 45 hits through 50 appearances in his rookie campaign.
Bemstrom has five goals and 13 points through his first 40 NHL contests.
The 20-year-old has a tidy four-game point streak in January, but since it ended he's failed to find the scoresheet in five straight. Bemstrom is getting time on the second power-play unit, but unless he works his way into a top-six role and capitalizes on it, he's not likely to surface on the fantasy radar outside of deep dynasty formats.
Bemstrom scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Golden Knights.
The goal was his first point in four games since returning from an upper-body injury. With Elvis Merzlikins holding the Golden Knights off the board, Bemstrom's first-period tally also counted as the game-winner. The 20-year-old Swede now has 10 points, 47 shots on goal and 31 hits through 32 contests.
Bemstrom (upper body) was activated from IR but won't play in Saturday's game against the Sharks.
Bemstorm faced a 6-to-8 week absence after dislocating his rib and breaking cartilage, but he's healthy after less than four weeks. Despite the plethora of injuries to the Blue Jackets' forward corps, Bemstrom won't return to the lineup yet, but he could serve as depth in case of a last-minute injury.
Bemstrom (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
This is simply a paper move for Columbus, as Bemstrom isn't expected to return until late January at the earliest. The rookie forward has three goals and nine points in 28 games this season.
Bemstrom (upper body) will miss the next 6-to-8 weeks due to a dislocated rib and broken cartilage, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
The Swedish forward made the transition to the NHL this year, immediately being used on the fourth line. The 20-year-old has accrued mild production in the position with three goals and six assists over 28 games. Bemstrom will be placed on IR in the coming days, and he'll aim to return in late January. The Blue Jackets will need to recall a player from AHL Cleveland to fill the void.
Bemstrom (upper body) won't suit up for Monday's matchup against the Capitals, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
The 20-year-old winger suffered this injury during Saturday's loss to the Panthers, and it'll allow Alexander Wennberg to re-enter the lineup. Bemstrom has performed well in his first NHL season, registering nine points over 28 games while averaging 10:47 of ice time. The rookie will aim to return for Thursday's matchup against the Penguins.
Bemstrom (upper body) left and won't return to Saturday's game versus the Panthers.
Bemstrom was crosschecked near the end of the second period and forced to leave the game as a result. He played 7:18 before departing. Expect the Blue Jackets to issue an update on his status after Saturday's contest. Columbus' next game goes down Monday when it faces the Capitals in Washington.
Bemstrom scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.
His third-period tally proved to be the game-winner, although Bemstrom didn't deserve a lot of credit for it -- his backhand attempt flew well over the crossbar but bounced off the end glass, into the air and then into the net off Carey Price as the netminder scrambled back to try and find the puck. The rookie is looking comfortable in the NHL after a slow start, finding the scoresheet in five straight games while recording three goals and six points over that stretch.
Bemstrom potted a power-play goal on two shots in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Avalanche.
Bemstrom has scored goals in consecutive games. The Swede is up to four points, 25 shots on goal and 14 hits in 17 games. Despite his fourth-line role, he's seen an average of 1:12 per game on the power play entering Saturday. Three of his points have been on the man advantage.
Bemstrom scored a power-play goal on three shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Coyotes.
Bemstrom's first NHL goal came late in the second period, tying the game at two. It's been a quiet start to his rookie campaign -- the Swede has just three points and 23 shots in 16 games while skating in a fourth-line role.
Bemstrom picked up an assist in Thursday's overtime win over the Hurricanes.
Relegated to the fourth line with Riley Nash and fellow rookie Alexandre Texier, the unit led a 4-on-1 rush early in the first period and Bemstrom got the primary helper when he set up Texier for a blast from the slot. Bemstrom has only two points, both assists, through his first 10 games for Columbus and appears to have lost his spot on the power play for now, but his production should pick up once he becomes acclimated to the NHL.
Bemstrom picked up a power-play assist in Monday's overtime win over the Sabres.
His first NHL point came when the puck deflected into the air and off his face before landing in front of Nick Foligno, who fired it home. Bemstrom isn't seeing much ice time so far, either at even strength or with the man advantage, but the rookie could grow into a bigger role if he can earn the trust of coach John Tortorella.
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