In the System: Emil Bemstrom Continues to Impress

By Jacob Nitzberg on November 15, 2020 at 11:36 am
Feb 28, 2020; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Emil Bemstrom (52) looks to pass the puck during the game against the Minnesota Wild at Nationwide Arena.
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In the System is your weekly Blue Jackets prospect report. We look at who's scoring, who's not, and who's stopping pucks.

This week, Emil Bemstrom had himself a grand old time, including a three-assist game earlier this morning. Elsewhere, Dmitri Voronkov, Kirill Marchenko, Mikael Pyythiä and others found the scoresheet.

Let's take a look at what the last week held.

Emil Bemstrom

Bemstrom is tearing it up across the pond in Liiga. He's got eight goals and 17 points in 15 games. The Blue Jackets will need him to step up this year with the news of Gustav Nyquist's shoulder surgery.

NHL teams have begun to recall the players they've loaned from Europe, so Bemstrom may not have too much longer in Finland. Isac Lundeström (ANA) and Jesper Boqvist (NJD) were recalled from Timrå (Sweden) on Friday morning.

Mikael Pyythiä

The Blue Jackets' fourth round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, Pyythiä continues to impress (albeit at the U20 level) with TPS. He notched an assist this week to raise his tally to 19 points in 16 games.

Apart from Bemstrom's excellent week, it was mostly a quiet one.  Below, you'll find an up-to-date chart of all Blue Jackets prospects that are currently playing.

2020-21 Season To Date, Skaters:

Prospect Draft Pick Current Team and League GP G A PTS
Mikael Pyythiä (C) CBJ, 4th Round, 2020 TPS U20 (U20 SM-sarja) 16 9 10 19
Emil Bemstrom (RW) CBJ, 4th Round, 2017 HIFK (Liiga) 15 8 9 17
Daniel Zaar (RW) CBJ, 6th Round, 2012 Rögle BK, (SHL) 14 6 8 14
Yegor Chinakhov (RW) CBJ, 1st Round, 2020 Avangard Omsk (KHL) 22 7 6 13
Samuel Knazko (D) CBJ, 3rd Round, 2020 TPS U20, U20 SM-sarja 21 4 9 13
Kirill Marchenko (LW) CBJ, 2nd Round, 2018 SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) 17 6 5 11
Ole Julian Bjørgvik Holm (D) CBJ, 5th Round, 2020 Manglerud (Norway) 10 1 6 7
Dmitri Voronkov (C) CBJ, 4th Round, 2019 Ak Bars Kazan (KHL) 20 3 4 7
Eric Hjorth (D) CBJ, 4th Round, 2019 Frölunda HC J20 (J20 Nationell) 14 2 4 6
Marcus Karlberg (RW) CBJ, 3rd Round, 2018 HC Vita Hästen (HockeyAllsvenskan) 13 1 3 4
Calvin Thürkauf (C/LW) CBJ, 7th Round, 2016 EV Zug (NL) 10 2 1 3
Samuel Johannesson (D) CBJ, 6th Round, 2020 Rögle BK (SHL) 14 1 1 2
Tim Berni (D) CBJ, 6th Round, 2018 ZSC Lions (NL) 11 0 1 1

2020-21 Season To Date, Goaltenders: 

Prospect Draft Pick Current Team and League GP SV% G.A.A.
Veini Vehviläinen CBJ, 6th Round, 2018 JYP (Liiga)  10 .909 2.64 
Daniil Tarasov CBJ, 3rd Round, 2017 Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)  3 .902 2.69 
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