2017 NHL Entry Draft

Jesper Boqvist

JESPER BOQVISTSweden

NEW JERSEY • ROUND: 2 OVERALL: 36

 

Previous Team: Gavle Brynas (SHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 39

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 5-10½ • Weight: 170 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Oct. 30, 1998 • Hometown: Hedemora, Sweden

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Hedemora (U18/U20); Gavle (U18/U20); Timra (Allsvenskan)
Agent: Martin Nilsson (Alterno Management)
SHL Debut: Jan. 27, 2016 (Gavle at Karlskrona)
First SHL Goal: March 18, 2017 (Gavle at Linkoping) (playoffs)

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Good skater with skill and upside. Must go inside and compete." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Possesses superb instinct in the offensive end. He's a blend of speed, excellent puck skills, and a high hockey IQU. Creates scoring chances with this speed and puck skills. Lacks consistency and strength. Once he starts to play more consistent, and has added more muscle to his body, he will be an offensive threat on the next level." (Joakim Eriksson, ISS Scout)

• "I have nothing but good things to say. He has great feet and natural skill; great speed and anticipation, a good shot, and is a play-maker." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "In the offensive zone, Jesper has proven to be dangerous at the professional level. His vision and creative play-making skills are fun to watch, and he has proven to be a selfless player with the puck. He can make speeds with defenseman on his hip, and when moving his feet, as he is consistently scanning the ice. Boqvist has great passing ability through traffic, and cross-ice through the offensive zone." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Strong on skates with great speed and strength to help him weave through defenders at will. Can really fly with the puck and is highly dangerous on odd-man rushes. Excellent balance and has become much tougher to knock off puck." (Red Line Report)