- June 13, 2018 at 6:41 am #7451Eric AndrewsModerator
Each day over the next month leading up to the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, held on June 22 in Dallas, we will be taking a look at the top 31 prospects avail
[To continue reading full article, click here: Draft Prospect Profile: Adam Boqvist]June 13, 2018 at 7:29 am #7452Bill “Wiz” PlaczekParticipant
Here is mine:
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, but compensate for it with terrific hands, and ability to push the pace and do a decent job in their own end using their skill sets. In the Swedish junior, Boqvist shown has a nice shot, and high end speed and agility. He may very well be the top finesse and fine edging skating defenseman in the draft, displaying great balance, agility and lateral mobility. He is lightning fast and has great vision and 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, and lightweight anchor, so he needs to fill out, get stronger, and build his defensive game. Another right handed shooting defenseman.
—Bill Placzek—June 15, 2018 at 9:24 am #7488Bill “Wiz” PlaczekParticipant
The fact that Adam Boqvist had a concussion at the end of the season, might see him drop with teams being leery of that fact.
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