JULY 23, 2021
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Adam Boqvist, first round picks in the 2021 (12th overall) and 2022 NHL Drafts and a second round pick in the 2021 Draft (44th overall) from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for defenseman Seth Jones, Columbus’ first round pick acquired from Tampa Bay (32nd overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft and Columbus’ sixth round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced tonight.
Boqvist, 20, was selected by Chicago in the first round, eighth overall, in the 2018 NHL Draft. He has registered six goals and 23 assists for 29 points with 20 penalty minutes in 76 career NHL games with the Blackhawks. In 2020-21, he notched 2-14-16 and 14 penalty minutes in 35 outings. He made his NHL debut in 2019-20, tallying 4-9-13 and six penalty minutes in 41 games with the Blackhawks. He also added 1-5-6 and 10 penalty minutes in 15 outings with the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
The 6-0, 179-pound native of Falun, Sweden registered 20-40-60, 12 penalty minutes and nine power play tallies in 54 games with the Ontario Hockey League’s London Knights in 2018-19. He was named to the OHL’s Second All-Star Team after finishing second among leauge defensemen in goals, third-T in power play goals, sixth in points and 11th in assists.
The blueliner also played in the Swedish Hockey League, collecting 0-1-1 in 15 games with Brynas IF in 2017-18. He racked up 18-22-40 in 43 contests with Brynas’ junior team during that campaign.
Boqvist has represented Sweden at several international tournaments. He collected 1-3-4 in five games with the country at the 2019 IIHF World Juniors. He was also named Best Defenseman at the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championships and helped the country capture bronze after leading tournament blueliners in goals and points with 3-3-6 in six outings.
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Jones, 26, has posted 65-221-286 and 194 penalty minutes in 580 career games with the Blue Jackets and Nashville Predators since making his NHL debut in 2013-14. The Arlington, Texas native, who joined the club in a trade from the Predators on Jan. 6, 2016, notched 50-173-223 in 381 career contests with the Blue Jackets from 2016-21. He owns the franchise records for defensemen in career assists and points and ranks second in goals. The 6-4, 213-pound blueliner posted 5-23-28 while playing in all 56 games for the Blue Jackets in 2020-21. He was originally selected by Nashville fourth overall at the 2013 NHL Draft.
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