2017 NHL Entry Draft

Emil Bemstrom

EMIL BEMSTROMSweden

COLUMBUS • ROUND: 4 OVERALL: 117

 

Previous Team: Leksand Jr. (Sweden Under-20)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: 158

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 5-10¾ • Weight: 177 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: June 1, 1999 • Hometown: Jarna, Sweden

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Leksand (Sweden U16/U18/SHL)
SHL Debut: Oct. 20, 2016 (Leksand at Gothenburg)
First SHL Goal: TBD

IN THE NEWS:
Played in the World Under-18's (in Swedish)
Made Five Nations U-18 Roster (in Swedish)
Alternate Captain for 2015-16 (in Swedish)
Invited to Swedes' U-17 Camp (in Swedish)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "A skilled offensive player who had a productive season in the Swedish junior circuit, but has yet to make the same impact at international competitions. ... Can beat goalies in a variety of ways, including a patented deke to the backhand where he finishes in the top part of the net or five-hole. His release is excellent, and he likes to shoot the puck from anywhere in the offensive zone. Bemstrom is skilled at creating his own shooting lanes and changing the angle of his shot. He has a knack for cutting to the middle of the ice and releasing the puck quickly, using the opposing defenseman as a screen." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)