Thanks to the 79 readers who submitted ballots in this year’s ranking of Columbus Blue Jackets players under the age of 25. Stay tuned over the next six weeks as we count down the top 25.
#15 Emil Bemstrom
15th out of 45 eligible players
Writer Rank: 15th
Reader Rank: 16th
Highest placement: 3rd (1 vote)
Most common placement: 16th (7 votes)
2022 Rank: 15th
Birthdate: June 1, 1999
Birthplace: Nykoping, Sweden
Weight: 195 lb
Acquired: 4th round pick (117th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft
The good news: Bemstrom set new career highs in assists (15) and points (22) and played the most NHL games since his rookie season (55), plus 21 games in Cleveland, where he put up 31 points.