Devils sign Swedish forward Jesper Boqvist to entry-level deal

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Russia's Alexander Kadeikin, right, battles for the puck with Sweden's Jesper Boqvist during the Channel One Cup ice hockey match between Sweden and Russia in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (Pavel Golovkin / AP)

NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils have signed Swedish forward Jesper Boqvist to a three-year, entry-level contract.

General manager Ray Shero on Monday announced the signing of the 36th pick overall in the 2017 NHL draft.

Boqvist spent the last two seasons in the Swedish Hockey League, scoring 13 goals and 22 assists in 51 games last season. The 20-year-old ranked in the top 20 in the league in goals, the top 16 in assists and tied for second in points by players under the age of 21.

His younger brother, Adam, was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks with the eighth overall pick in the 2018 NHL draft.

June 10, 2019

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