Chicago Blackhawks prospect Adam Boqvist has signed an OHL Standard Players Agreement with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League.
Boqvist was originally selected by the Knights in the second round of the CHL Import Draft.
The 17-year-old Swedish defenseman was taken eighth overall by Chicago in June's NHL Draft. He played 2017-18 for the Brynas Junior team in the Swedish Super Elite league, recording 24 points, including 14 goals, in 25 games. He also suited up in 15 games for the men's team.
Chicago signed Boqvist to his three-year entry-level contract on July 1.
"That's a big move for us and, in particular, for the development of Adam over the next couple of seasons," Blackhawks Senior Vice President/General Manager Stan Bowman said of signing the young blueliner. "Obviously, he's got a ton of talent. We're really excited about his skill set and what he brings to the table. He's a dynamic offensive defenseman. We're looking to play a role in his development over the next couple of years and the goal is to try to get him ready for the NHL as soon as possible."