Will Butcher skated with Jesper Boqvist for a few weeks leading up to the prospect camp. This is a big training camp for Boqvist, who is hoping to break through and join the Devils for good.
After a positive showing at the Sabres prospects Challenge, Devils Executive Vice President & Assistant General Manager Tom Fitzgerald said Boqvist looked like an NHL player.
Butcher had similar thoughts.
"He's a really skilled player," said Butcher. "He skates well, he shoots well. He reminds me of Marcus Johansson a little bit. He wears number 90 and he tucks his socks in the back of his skates just like him, so they skate kind of similar. He's a really good player and I'm really excited to get out there and practice with him."