Jesper Boqvist

by Kevin Wickersham on August 11, 2017

Jesper Boqvist, C/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 179

Born: 1998-10-30

Hometown: Falun, SWE

Drafted: 2nd round 2017, 36th overall by New Jersey

 

 

Observations:

August 2017 – Boqvist’s speeds and skills were on display in Plymouth last week as he tallied two goals in five games for Sweden at the World Junior Summer Showcase. New Jersey plans to develop Boqvist slowly and hopes he can play more minutes for Brynäs IF in the Swedish Hockey League this upcoming season. Boqvist should be a pivotal part of Sweden’s World Junior team that will be looking to win a medal for the first time since 2014. Grant Frey

 

June 2017 – Boqvist’s a cerebral and versatile, raw 18-year-old forward who continues to develop alongside adults in the Swedish Hockey League. His stealthy, shifty skating and puck skills compliment a knack for scoring, particularly flashy goals in the clutch. First-step quickness and agility are especially dangerous on the rush, as he’s tough to contain both in open ice and heavy traffic situations. Difficult to disrupt his balance on skates, and boasts two-way hustle that should translate favorably both on the man advantage and penalty kill at the next levels. Money around the net. A fearless competitor, Boqvist has the right moxie to grow physically and skill-wise into a valued Devils’ pivot. Kevin Wickersham

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B+

Potential top-nine NHL forward with a 25 to 30-goal ceiling.

 

 

Footage: Jesper Boqvist | Highlights | Brynäs IF J20

 

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