The Chicago Blackhawks will be getting Connor Murphy back soon, meaning they had to move out one of their defensemen. They’ve decided that will be 19-year old Adam Boqvist, who has been reassigned to the Rockford IceHogs after six games with the NHL club. Since Boqvist didn’t play in ten games, his entry-level contract is still eligible to slide another year. That is assuming of course that he doesn’t return at some point later in the season.
Boqvist made quite an impact in his short time in Chicago, scoring his first NHL goal and generally looking dynamic whenever the puck was on his stick. Some of the expected troubles in the defensive zone were apparent, but his overall impact will likely be judged as positive.
That’s a strong sign for his future in the NHL, given that he is still young enough to be playing junior hockey. The eighth overall pick from 2018 is a key building block for the Blackhawks’ future.