Adam Boqvist

Aaron Vickers

Boqvist is a confident, puck-moving blueliner…skates well with quick agile feet that generate solid levels of speed…solid on his edges…very efficient skater…keeps the game simple, and cuts out the extra overly creative pass by finding open teammates in good position…moves the puck quickly and beautifully around the ice with crisp clean passes…can fire the puck accurately on the net with a quick release…adept at sneaking into open lanes for an opportunity…a steadying presence…plays the point well and has impressive ability to keep the puck in the offensive zone…very active stick at both ends, and uses it wisely to keep the pressure on the defense, helping hem them in their own zone or to disrupt the attack defending in his zone…very active feet, can contain his assignment with good agility and willing to get after the opposition with physical play…positions his body to box out opponents…his size is the obvious drawback…provides his team with a steady presence on the blue line, and thinks the game at a high level…a potential top-four two-way defenseman. (July 2017)