A tremendously gifted offensive defender, who blends speed, skill, and smarts. Owns a big shot. Will be a fixture on an NHL top power play for years to come.
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August 2021 – Boqvist was traded to Columbus in the deal that saw star defenseman Seth Jones dealt to the Blackhawks. He should have a chance at a prominent role with the Blue Jackets beginning in the 2021-22 season. Nick Richard
October 2020 – Boqvist saw action in eight playin/playoff games with the Blackhawks this past season. While he was held pointless, just getting a taste should help his game long-term. He is still the Blackhawks powerplay quarterback of the future. Tony Carr
March 2020 – Boqvist oozes potential but did not quite look ready for the day to day grind of the NHL, until he came on in the later half of the season. His offensive game is fantastic as he ran Chicago’s powerplay enough to have the Blackhawks trade Gustafsson, but he does have work to do in his own end, and his durability is in question. There is more than enough talent there, and while the injuries are concerning, his heart is not in question. He will be a star in this league, and will likely be one sooner than later. Tony Carr/Pat Quinn
November 2019 – After playing one season with (arguably) the best CHL franchise in recent memory, turning pro, Boqvist scored his first professional goal on October 30th. Boqvist has all the offensive tools to be an elite, point producing defenseman in this league for a long time. He still needs to adjust to the pace of the game at this level on the defensive side of the puck but he has not looked out of place so far. Pairing up with a