Blackhawks prospect Adam Boqvist scores first professional goal


While the early-season outlook might be bleak for the 3-6-2 Blackhawks, their future got a big boost on Wednesday.

The team announced this afternoon that third overall pick Kirby Dach will be staying with the team in the NHL all season, and then later in the evening, their premier blue-line prospect, Adam Boqvist, scored his first professional goal.

After going five games without a point - while also dealing with some bumps and bruises - the 19-year-old Boqvist finally scored for the Blackhawks' American Hockey League affiliate Rockford IceHogs. 

Boqvist was one of the top defensemen in the Ontario Hockey League last season, registering 30 goals and 43 assists between the regular season and playoffs for the London Knights. It was his first season in North America after being drafted eighth overall in the NHL Draft in 2018.

If the Blackhawks defensive struggles continue, it's possible we could see Boqvist in the NHL sooner rather than later if he can start to rack up points in Rockford.

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