Columbus Blue Jackets Prospect Round-Up: Foudy Back in OHL

PLYMOUTH, MI - FEBRUARY 14: Kirill Marchenko #21 of the Russian Nationals controls the puck against the Finland Nationals during the 2018 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament game at USA Hockey Arena on February 14, 2018 in Plymouth, Michigan. Russia defeated Finland 4-0. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)*** Local Caption *** Kirill Marchenko
PLYMOUTH, MI - FEBRUARY 14: Kirill Marchenko #21 of the Russian Nationals controls the puck against the Finland Nationals during the 2018 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament game at USA Hockey Arena on February 14, 2018 in Plymouth, Michigan. Russia defeated Finland 4-0. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)*** Local Caption *** Kirill Marchenko /
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The Columbus Blue Jackets top draft pick returning to London for his first OHL game this season.

Following an impressive prospect camp, and a fine performance at Traverse City and training camp, the Columbus Blue Jackets top draft pick has returned to the OHL. Liam Foudy is back in the OHL for the year where he will be tasked with leading an absolutely loaded squad to a Memorial Cup as well as look to make Canada’s U-20 World Championship squad.

Foudy’s first game back came in a loss to the also loaded Sault St. Marie Greyhounds. Foudy was 8-12 from the faceoff dot and had four shots on goal.

The following evening Foudy found the score sheet with a goal and an assist in the Knights. Sure it was an empty net goal, but it still counts.

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Columbus Blue Jackets training camp invitee Billy Moskal had two assist in the Knights two games as well.

Out West, 7th round pick Trey Fix-Wolansky continues to dominate. He had a goal and three assist in two games this weekend helping Edmonton extend its winning streak to five games to start the year.

The Oil Kings haven’t made the playoffs in the last two season’s and Fix-Wolansky seems dead set on dragging his squad to the postseason at all cost. Trey is leading the very strong Western Hockey League in scoring with 10 points in five games.

Training camp in Cleveland continues for most of the Columbus Blue Jackets prospects. The season opens on Friday, October 5th for the Monsters. 

Across the Pond

Over in Europe, Emil Bemstrom continued his strong start to the year with Djargardens IF with two goals and an assist in two games over the weekend. Bemstrom is fifth in the league in scoring now but only fourth on his team.

Djargardens will be getting a big injection of talent this week as another Columbus Blue Jackets prospect is returning to his home club. After an impressive preseason, Jonathan Davidsson will return to Sweden for one more year and compete alongside Bemstrom.

Kirill Marchenko is still in the MHL with SKA-1949 and tacked on a goal and assist to his totals during his two games this weekend.

Action continues Wednesday for Fix-Wolansky and the Oil Kings and Thursday for Foudy and the Knights.