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Adam Boqvist

Date of Birth August 15, 2000
Height 5' 11.5
Weight 165
Country Sweden
Position Defense
Shoots Right
Amateur Team Brynäs IF
2018 NHL Mock DraftRd # Team
DraftSite Mock Draft Projection111New York New York
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DraftSite Mock Draft HistoryVersion 70: 06-22-2018111New York New York
Version 69: 06-20-2018112New York New York
Version 68: 06-20-2018110Edmonton Edmonton
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Version 66: 06-17-201817Vancouver Vancouver
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Draft History
Drafted in 2018 NHL Draft: 1st Round, 8th Overall Pick by Chicago Chicago
Additional Information This draft will be marked with an unprecedented number of highly sought after skilled attacking defensemen who are average or under-sized with little physicality. This player compensates for it with terrific hands and ability to push the pace, doing a decent job in his own end using his skill set. In the Swedish junior league, Boqvist showcased a nice shot, high end speed, and agility. He may very well be the top finesse and fine-edge-skating defenseman in the draft, displaying great balance and lateral mobility. He is lightning fast and has great vision. He distributes the puck unselfishly and he jumps in on the attack -- sometimes leading it. He opens up and delivers a very accurate one timer. As a slight, smaller player, he gets overtaken, losing puck battles to the bigger players. Does show good vision in both ends but it is a bigger challenge in his own end. His fast feet help negate some of his problems in the defensive zone, but it is difficult to ignore his defensive zone positioning issues. As a lightweight anchor, he needs to fill out, get stronger, and build his defensive game. Another right handed shooting mobile defenseman.


—Bill Placzek—

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