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2018 CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #4 Oliver BJORKSTRAND

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The third-round pick showed his offensive prowess a season ago, and this coming season should be a continuation of that.

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Our countdown continues as we continue down the home stretch, with the man, the myth, the legend.

#4 Oliver BJORKSTRAND

Voting

4th out of 55 eligible players (2347 points)
Highest placement: #1 (2 ballots)
Most common placement: #6 (33 ballots)

Biography

Birthdate: April 10, 1995
Birthplace: Herning, Denmark
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 177 lbs
Position: RW
Acquired: Drafted by Columbus in Round 3 of the 2013 draft (#89 overall)

2017-18 Season

In his first full season of NHL hockey, Oliver BJORKSTRAND (okay, that’s the last time) did the things, as the kids would say. He finished in the top 10 in total points (40, fifth), goals (11, 10th) and assists (29, third) for the Blue Jackets on the year, finishing the season as one of the Jackets’ most productive wingers.

2018-19 Forecast

The goals for Bjorkstrand this year are simple; maintain the 40-point plateau (by hopefully surpassing it), hit 15 goals (maybe 20) and 30 assists (maybe 35). After showing promise in his two brief stints with Columbus prior to last season, he proved he can be the real deal. Now, he has to and do it.