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.
SWE's WJC roster:— Corey Pronman (@coreypronman) December 23, 2018
F: Bemstrom Fagemo Sodergran Back Sveningsson Olofsson Hallander Lundestrom Elvenes Hugg Gustafsson Zetterlund Holmberg
D: Boqvist Ginning Sandin Lundqvist Brannstrom Westerlund Broberg
G: Eriksson Ek Ersson Ahman
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.