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Blackhawks prospect Adam Boqvist makes Sweden’s World Juniors team

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The 2018 first-rounder has nine goals and 25 points in 23 OHL games this season.

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Blackhawks prospect Adam Boqvist will suit up for the Swedish men’s national junior team for the upcoming World Junior Championship. The tournament will run from Dec. 26 to Jan. 6 in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia.

Boqvist, who was selected No. 8 overall in this year’s NHL draft, has nine goals and 25 points in 23 games during his first OHL season with the London Knights.

It will be the 18-year-old’s first World Juniors tournament appearance.

The 6-foot-1, 181-pounder was named the best defenseman at the under-18 World Juniors last year after leading all blue liners in goals (three) and points (six) as Tre Kronor claimed bronze.

Sweden fell to Canada, 3-1, in the gold-medal game at last year’s tournament. It was the first medal for the Swedes since their three-year medal run from 2012 to 2014, which included winning in 2012 followed by back-to-back silver medal finishes to the United Sates and Finland, respectively.