Our countdown continues as we continue down the home stretch, with the man, the myth, the legend.
#4 Oliver BJORKSTRAND
4th out of 55 eligible players (2347 points)
Highest placement: #1 (2 ballots)
Most common placement: #6 (33 ballots)
Birthdate: April 10, 1995
Birthplace: Herning, Denmark
Weight: 177 lbs
Acquired: Drafted by Columbus in Round 3 of the 2013 draft (#89 overall)
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.
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.