The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled defenseman Adam Boqvist (BOH-kwihst) and forward Matthew Highmore from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League and transferred forward Andrew Shaw from injured reserve to long-term injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 30.
Drafted by the Blackhawks in the first round (8th overall) of the 2018 National Hockey League Draft, Boqvist has skated in six games with the Blackhawks this season, notching his first career NHL goal on Nov. 3 at ANA and making his NHL debut on Nov. 2 at LAK.
The 19-year-old has also appeared in 15 games with the IceHogs during the 2019-20 campaign, recording six points (1G, 5A). Boqvist tallied a career-high three assists on Nov. 23 against Texas. He scored his first North American professional goal and point on Oct. 30 vs. San Antonio and made his North American professional hockey debut on Oct. 4 vs. Iowa.
Boqvist spent the 2018-19 season with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League where he recorded 60 points (20G, 40A) in 54 regular-season contests and was named to the OHL Second All-Star Team. His 20 goals ranked second among blueliners in the OHL while his 60 points ranked sixth among league defenseman. He also skated in 11 postseason contests, notching 10 goals and three assists.
Highmore has skated in two games with the Blackhawks this season. The 23-year-old forward has also notched 12 points (4G, 8A) in 21 games with the IceHogs this season. Highmore recorded a season-long three-game point streak (1G, 4A) from Oct. 30-Nov. 3. The Halifax, Nova Scotia native has played in 15 career NHL games and has two goals, all coming during the 2017-18 campaign.
Shaw has totaled 10 points (3G, 7A) in 26 games during the 2019-20 campaign.
The Blackhawks visit the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday, December 10 at T-Mobile Arena at 9 p.m. CT. That game can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago, streamed on the My Teams by NBC Sports App and NBCSportsChicago.com and heard on WGN Radio.