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Emil Bemström Becomes Youngest Player to Lead SHL in Scoring

He's got the power

by Peter Fish @BlueJacketsNHL /

CBJ prospect and 2017 fourth-round selection Emil Bemström became the youngest player to lead the SHL in scoring with 23 goals.

Bemström accomplished this feat in 47 games and with only 13:46 minutes of ice time per game. To put this into perspective, Joakim Nygård who came in second with 21 goals played in 5 more games and saw almost five more minutes on the ice per game than Bemström.

This would be a significant accomplishment for any player in the SHL, but at only 19 years of age and in his rookie season, Bemström shocked the SHL.

Tweet from @DIFHockeyse: Mitt i slutspelshetsen ska vi ��nd�� passa p�� att gratulera ��rets skyttekung, the one and only, EMIL BEMSTR��M!!!! Grattis!🤙🐐🔥💛������💙

With 23 goals, Bemström tied Peter Forsberg and Patric Hörnqvist for the third most goals in SHL history as a 19-year-old, while potting one less than Vancouver's Elias Pettersson did last season.

Congratulations, Emil Bemström.

Tweet from @SHLse: Skytteligavinnare 2018/2019 - Emil Bemstr��m, @DIFHockeyse. #SHL #SHLAwards #SHLmoments #twittpuck

Don't expect to see Bemström in the US anytime soon though, as his team is expected to make a deep run in the SHL Playoffs. Djurgarden's first playoff game is against Skelleftea on Saturday, March 23rd.

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