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THREE STARS: Boqvist, Beaudin named to WJC Rosters

A weekly look at how Blackhawks prospects are performing at their various levels

by Austin Siegel /

Every Thursday throughout the 2018-19 season, will highlight prospects who have stood out for their junior, college or professional team in the previous week's action.

Here are this week's Three Stars.

C Evan Barratt (Penn State)
THE NUMBERS: 15 GP, 12 G, 13 A

The first sign that Evan Barratt might be in for a special season came when the 19-year-old scored a lacrosse-style goal against Arizona State, earning him a spot on SportCenter's Top 10. The goal was spectacular, but the Penn State sophomore's season has been even more impressive. Through the first week of December, Barratt leads the country in goals and points. He recorded two points (1 G, 1 A) in an 8-5 Nittany Lion win over Wisconsin on Saturday. Just a few days later, Barrat was named to Team USA's preliminary roster for the World Junior Championship in B.C. later this month. 

D Adam Boqvist (London)
THE NUMBERS: 20 GP, 7 G, 14 A

Potentially joining Barratt at World Juniors could be a pair of Blackhawks first-round picks headlined by Adam Boqvist, the eighth pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. The Swedish defenseman has found his scoring touch in the OHL as of late, with six goals in his last five games - including the Teddy Bear Toss goal in London's 6-3 win over the Sarnia Sting on Sunday.

Tweet from @OHLHockey: Nothing in the #OHL quite like a @GoLondonKnights #TeddyBearToss @NHLBlackhawks prospect @BoqvistAdam makes it rain inside @BudGardens scoring his 7 of the season.

D Nicolas Beaudin (
THE NUMBERS: 19 GP, 3 G, 18 A

Nicolas Beaudin, the Blackhawks prospect selected 19 picks after Boqvist, could have a chance to showcase his ability if he cracks Canada's final roster for the 2018 WJC. Beaudin is currently riding a six-game point streak and notched an assist in the Voltigeurs loss to the Rimouski Océanic on Wednesday. He leads all Drummondville defensemen in assists and points this season. 


A weekend split kept the IceHogs in fourth in the AHL's Central Division, as the team has rebounded from a month that featured a coaching change, several long road trips and a six-game winless skid. After all that, Rockford finds themselves in playoff position because of guys like Darren Raddysh, who notched his 15th point of the season with an assist in a 3-2 victory over San Antonio. Dylan Sikura stepped up when it mattered most on Sunday, as the rookie's OT winner against the Rampage came with just 56 seconds left in the frame, his seventh goal of the season for the IceHogs.

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