Back to the AHL: A Breakdown of Emil Bemstrom's Brief Stint with the Blue Jackets

By Coby Maeir on November 25, 2022 at 10:15 am
Emil Bemstrom
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Emil Bemstrom's brief stint with the Blue Jackets has come to and end.

Bemstrom scored two goals and two assists in seven games this season with the Blue Jackets. After posting seven goals and seven assists in 10 AHL games with the Cleveland Monsters, he earned his call-up.

So why did he stick for only seven games?

One reason is that he took a brutal penalty in Wednesday night's loss to the Montreal Canadiens 11 seconds after the Jackets went on a power play. 

Another reason could be the fact that at five-on-five, he was on the ice for 41.62% of the expected goals share, 42.42% of the scoring chances share, and 30% of the high-danger chances share, per

But, he did have some good moments, too. He didn't commit a single defensive zone giveaway, per, and had four takeaways as opposed to just one giveaway overall. And four points in seven games isn't too bad, either, especially with 2-1--3 of those coming at five-on-five. 

However, the powers that be decided he wasn't performing well enough to stay at the NHL level. But who knows, maybe he'll be back up soon. 

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