New Jersey Devils call up two from the Utica Comets

Thompson and Boqvist heading to New Jersey after Studenic and Gauthier sent to Utica.

The New Jersey Devils announced on Monday they had reassigned forwards Marian Studenic and Frederik Gauthier to their AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets. In their place, New Jersey has recalled forwards Tyce Thompson and Jesper Boqvist from Utica.

Thompson, whose brother Tage plays for the Buffalo Sabres, and their father Brent is the Head Coach for the Bridgeport Islanders, was a fourth round pick of the New Jersey Devils in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. This will be the twenty-two-year-olds second stint with the Devils, as he played seven games for the team last season notching one assist. In seven games played for the Utica Comets so far this season, he has four goals and three assists.

Tyce Thompson looks for a pass during Sunday’s game vs the Laval Rocket. Photo credit: Kristy Kinville.

Boqvist is no stranger to New Jersey as he has played parts of the last two seasons with Devils. The twenty-three-year-old native of Sweden, was a second round pick by New Jersey in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Boqvist, who can play both center and on the wing, had two points in each of Utica’s three consecutive games this past weekend. Overall, in seven games played for the Comets, Boqvist had two goals and six assists.

Jesper Boqvist (#90) and Tyce Thompson of the Utica Comets look to create some offense against the Toronto Marlies during their game on Saturday night. Photo credit: Scott Kinville.

The New Jersey Devils next game is on Tuesday, when they square off against the Florida Panthers at home. The Utica Comets next play on November 11th at home also against the Syracuse Crunch.

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