Adam Boqvist

Chicago Blackhawks
Photo courtesy of gd.se

Fantasy Summary

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.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth August 15, 2000
Height 5‘11”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 1; Overall: 8

Observations

December 2018- to the surprise of absolutely no one, Boqvist has been named to
Sweden’s preliminary roster for the upcoming world junior hockey championships. The
eighth-overall pick of the 2018 entry draft has been nothing short of spectacular playing
in his first season in North America for the London Knights. His numbers are good as he
is averaging better than a point-per-game for the season, but he has been dominant the
past three weeks, scoring eight times in a seven game span. Expectations will high.
Tony Carr

June 2018 – After something of a difficult season, Boqvist (almost) culminated his campaign on a high note. The dynamic defender displayed the entirety of his arsenal for Sweden at the U18 World Championships. He was a force on the backend for the Swedes, leading the attack, transitioning the puck and playing smart and forceful defense. He finished the tournament with three goals and six points in five games and one period. Unfortunately, a nasty collision and subsequent concussion forced him from the first period against Finland in the semi-finals and kept him out the remainder of the tournament. This is the second concussion of the season for Boqvist. Of the “consensus” top 10 players in this crop, the 17-year-old may possess the most risk. He’s an undersized defender who has struggled at times playing against stronger competition. However, his upside remains exceedingly high. You cannot teach his level of offensive intelligence, edgework, and cannon of a shot. His August birthday only fuels the potential as he’s so young for this crop. Cam Robinson

January 2018 – Dynamic puck skills, terrific vision, speed, smarts, and a heavy shot. His late birthday means he is just a month away from being eligible for the 2019 class further illustrating how massive his potential is. If we’re nitpicking, we’d like to see him hit the net more but his ability to get shots off is very impressive. He’s been far too good for the J20 circuit yet sees too few minutes in the SHL. The Allsvenskan sounds like a good middle ground and that’s where he is now. His omission from the WJC does nothing to push him down draft boards and he’ll play a prominent role next year for the Swedes. Cam Robinson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Hedemora SK U16 U16 Elit 17 0 1 1 2 |          
 2014-2015 Dalarna TV-Pucken 6 2 3 5 2 |          
  Hedemora SK U16 U16 Elit 26 15 28 43 4 |          
  Hedemora SK U16 U16 SM 3 1 0 1 0 |          
  Hedemora SK J18 J18 Div.1 2 0 0 0 2 |          
  Hedemora SK Division 2 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 Dalarna TV-Pucken 6 6 2 8 2 |          
  Brynäs IF U16 U16 SM 3 5 0 5 2 |          
  Brynäs IF J18 J18 Elit 17 3 6 9 2 |          
  Brynäs IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 17 6 8 14 2 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0
  Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 9 5 2 7 0 |          
 2016-2017 Brynäs IF J18 J18 Elit 8 8 6 14 2 |          
  Brynäs IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Brynäs IF J20 SuperElit 18 4 12 16 10 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Sweden U17 WHC-17 6 4 0 4 6 |          
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 11 9 3 12 4 |          
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 6 0 0 0 0 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 7 0 0 0 0 |          
 2017-2018 Brynäs IF J20 SuperElit 25 14 10 24 18 | Playoffs 3 3 2 5 29 
  Brynäs IF SHL 15 0 1 1 4 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  Brynäs IF Champions HL 3 0 1 1 2 |          
  Almtuna IS Allsvenskan 7 0 2 2 2 |          
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 6 3 3 6 2 |          
  Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 7 8 0 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 16 4 11 15 2 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 3 0 1 1 0 |          
  Sweden (all) International 1 1 0 1 0 |          
 2018-2019 London Knights OHL 22 9 15 24 8 |          
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 - - - - - |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 4 0 1 1 0 |          

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