The Blackhawks have assigned Adam Boqvist to London (OHL).
The Blackhawks picked Boqvist with the No.8 overall pick in this summer’s draft. The dynamic offensive defensman was unable to crack the opening night roster, so he heads to London for his first season in North America—he played in Sweden last year.
The Blackhawks select Adam Boqvist with the No.8 overall pick.
Boqvist doesn’t have great size, but is one of the most offensively-gifted blueliners in this draft class. Boqvist has great wheel and loves rushing the puck, looking more like a forward than a defenseman. During his time in Sweden’s top league this season, Boqvist had just one assist in 15 games.