The Chicago Blackhawks have a very good defenseman in Adam Boqvist but they need to make sure he develops properly over the next few seasons.
The Chicago Blackhawks have been a bit thin on the blue line in the past few seasons. They once had a top-four that included Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Niklas Hjalmarsson, and Johnny Oduya. In their prime, it was arguably the best top-four group in the league. That group led them to multiple deep playoff runs but after a while, it started to thin out. The Blackhawks are hoping that a new young group will eventually come into the fold.
Adam Boqvist might be the leader of that bunch. The Blackhawks took him with the eighth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. He made his NHL debut in 2019-20 and had some ups and downs. He only managed to get into 41 games where he had four goals and nine assists for 13 points. His offensive game is something that is going to be his major strength but he won’t reach his max potential until his defensive game is better.