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Former 8th overall pick to have contract bought out: Option for the Canucks?


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Cooper Godin
June 30, 2024  (2:41 PM)
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Adam Boqvist with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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A former eighth overall pick is having his contract bought out and could be a solid option for the Vancouver Canucks on the free agent market.

According to reports, the Columbus Blue Jackets have decided that they will be buying out the final year of Adam Boqvist's contract and in order to do so, have placed him on unconditional waivers on Sunday afternoon.
The first year of Boqvist's buyout will give the Columbus Blue Jackets a cap hit of $-66,666 and in year two, it's set to be $533,334.
"NEWS: #CBJ to buy out the final year of Adam Boqvist's $2.6M AAV contract.

Cap hit, per @PuckPedia:
2024/25: -$66,667
2025/26: $533,333"

Boqvist, 23, had ten points (one goal, nine assists), zero penalty minutes and was a minus-eight in 35 games for Columbus this season. The Falun, Sweden native was selected eighth overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2018, but has spent the last three seasons in Columbus after being traded to them as part of the Seth Jones deal.
Given Boqvist's age and potential, there will be a ton of interest in him on the free agent market starting tomorrow afternoon and among those teams should be Patrik Allvin and the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks need a top-four defenceman, with the departure of Nikita Zadorov, and even if Boqvist can't fill that role, he would be a pretty solid depth option for Rick Tocchet.
Should the Canucks try and sign Adam Boqvist tomorrow? Let us know what you think in the poll below.
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Former 8th overall pick to have contract bought out: Option for the Canucks?

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