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Blackhawks Daily: Forsling Found it In Florida–Will Boqvist, Too?

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The Chicago Blackhawks decided to select defenseman Adam Boqvist with their first-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft. That was an unpopular pick and for good reason.

It turned out to be a disaster as he was sent away in a package to the Columbus Blue Jackets to bring Seth Jones to Chicago. Now, Jones is a good defenseman but he is on a contract that is currently hindering the organization due to its length and money.

Now, Boqvist’s time with Columbus has come to an end as he has a new hockey home. He signed a one-way contract with the defending Stanley Cup champion Florida Panthers. It will carry a cap hit of $775K.

Florida isn’t expecting him to be the next Gustav Forsling but you also never know. At the very least, he can provide some depth to the team as a few of their defenseman have headed out the door. It is hard to repeat in this league so adding as much help as you can is smart.

In 2023-24 with Columbus, Boqvist had one goal and nine assists for 10 points in 35 games played. Only time will tell how many NHL games he gets with Florida as they defend their crown. This isn’t a two-way deal so he isn’t going to be in the AHL.

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