When the Blackhawks selected Adam Boqvist eighth overall in the 2018 NHL draft, they knew the Swedish defenseman had a dynamic offensive skillset. In 2017, Curtis Joe of Elite Prospects heaped high praise on the young blueliner’s game.
Offensively, Boqvist is electric; he has the toolbox of a top line forward. Slick puckhandling ability paired with excellent vision and positional awareness makes him a dangerous threat every time he is on the ice. He also takes advantage of the attention and bodies he draws towards himself in creating space for teammates. All-in-all, Adam Boqvist is a complete offensive defenseman who knows how to get the puck from point A to the back of the net, and can make it happen all by himself.
After posting 20 goals and 40 assists through 54 regular season games for the OHL London Knights, Boqvist has continued to prove that he’s a dangerous threat as he has taken his offensive game to another level in the playoffs. He currently leads the OHL with ten goals through ten playoff games, while adding three assists on top of that. He’s a treat to watch, and I’ll show you why.
Check out this wicked wrister on the power play:
Once again on the power play, the puck finds Boqvist in the right circle where he walks towards the slot and wires one home.
The power play theme continues, but here Boqvist sneaks down low and finds himself wide open on the back door.
Boqvist’s next opportunity to add to his OHL playoff-leading goal total will come on Tuesday night when his London Knights host the Guelph Storm in game seven of their second round series. He will be facing off against fellow Blackhawks prospect MacKenzie Entwistle, who has posted three goals and seven assists in the playoffs for Guelph.
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