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Chicago Blackhawks: Adam Boqvist’s Quiet Play In Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY, MI - SEPTEMBER 06: Adam Boqvist #27 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates his game-winning goal against the Detroit Red Wings in overtime with teammates Brandon Hagel #38 and Kirby Dach #77 during Day 1 of the NHL Prospects Tournament at Centre Ice Arena on September 6, 2019 in Traverse City, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
TRAVERSE CITY, MI - SEPTEMBER 06: Adam Boqvist #27 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates his game-winning goal against the Detroit Red Wings in overtime with teammates Brandon Hagel #38 and Kirby Dach #77 during Day 1 of the NHL Prospects Tournament at Centre Ice Arena on September 6, 2019 in Traverse City, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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Chicago Blackhawks’ top defensive prospect, Adam Boqvist, has been relatively quiet in the Traverse City prospect tournament.

Adam Boqvist, 19, played in 2 of the 3 Blackhawks’ game in Traverse City during the Round Robin section of the tournament so far. Besides his one goal in overtime against Detroit, he has stayed surprisingly quiet.

Boqvist scored the game-winning goal against Detroit that was credited to him later. Other than that, there’s not much else. Boqvist was on the ice for every goal Detroit scored during Chicago’s 5-4 win against them last Friday and posted a -3 ± rating.

Adam Boqvist is an offensive-minded defenseman, so it is something of note to see that he shot the puck 5 times against Detroit, but only struck gold once.

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Boqvist stayed quiet again in Chicago’s 6-3 loss to Toronto last Saturday. Again, he shot the puck 5 times. His shot total is at 10 shots in 2 games. Boqvist finished the game with a 0 ± rating after a lackluster performance by Chicago.

Boqvist played amazing last season with the London Knights of the OHL. He also stepped up his game during the Chicago Blackhawks’ developmental camp.

Although only two games have been played in Traverse City, his two quiet performances are something to monitor.

If Boqvist doesn’t perform well against guys that, for the most part, are below him when it comes to skill, what would he do in the NHL?

Chicago’s next game is today at 12:00 pm EST against Minnesota for 7th place in the 2019 NHL Prospect Tournament.

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