Blue Jackets recall Bemstrom, assign Harrington to Cleveland

DECEMBER 8, 2021

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled right wing Emil Bemstrom from the Cleveland Monsters and assigned defenseman Scott Harrington to the American Hockey League club, General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Bemstrom, 22, has registered a goal and two penalty minutes in three contests with the Monsters this season.  He made his AHL debut on December 3 vs. Milwaukee and notched his first goal one day later against the Admirals.  The winger missed the first 20 games of the NHL campaign after suffering an oblique strain in practice on October 12. 

A native of Nykoping, Sweden, Bemstrom has recorded 13-12-25 with eight penalty minutes, six power play goals and 125 shots on goal in 76 career NHL contests since making his debut with the Blue Jackets in 2019-20.  He tallied 3-2-5 in 20 appearances with the team in 2020-21.  The 6-0, 193-pound winger was drafted by Columbus in the fourth round, 117th overall, in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Harrington, 28, has collected 0-1-1 and four penalty minutes in six games with the Blue Jackets this season, last playing on October 31 at New Jersey.  He has registered 7-30-37 and 67 penalty minutes in 184 career games with the Blue Jackets since being acquired in a trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs on June 25, 2016.

The Kingston, Ontario native has recorded 7-31-38 and 75 penalty minutes in 209 career outings over eight seasons with the Blue Jackets, Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins since making his debut in 2014-15.  He has added 8-31-39 and 89 penalty minutes in 143 career AHL games from 2012-16.  He was originally selected by the Penguins in the second round, 54th overall, at the 2011 NHL Draft.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday when they host the Anaheim Ducks.  Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET.  The game will be broadcast live on Bally Sports Ohio and streamed on the Bally Sports app.  The game may also be heard on the Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 FM in Columbus.

‐ CBJ ‐

Single game tickets for all home games played at Nationwide Arena during the 2021-22 season are on sale now.  Full and partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2021-22 campaign are also currently available for purchase.  Information on all ticketing options can be obtained by calling (800) NHL‐COLS or by visiting


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