Henrik Borgström

Kurt Henrik Mikael Borgström (born 6 August 1997) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player, currently playing for the Springfield Thunderbirds in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the Florida Panthers in the National Hockey League (NHL). He also played two seasons for the University of Denver in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). Borgström was an all-American at Denver and led the Pioneers to the 2017 NCAA Championship. Borgström was selected 23rd overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Panthers.[1]

Henrik Borgström
Born (1997-08-06) 6 August 1997 (age 22)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Florida Panthers
Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL)
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 2016
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2018–present

Playing careerEdit

Prior to his career at Denver, Borgström played in his native Finland within the junior program of the HIFK organization. Borgström committed to playing for the Denver Pioneers prior to the NHL Entry Draft.[2] Ranked as a potential 3rd-round pick, Borgström ended up being selected 23rd overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers, his second eligible NHL draft.[3] At the end of the 2017–18 season, he was named a Hobey Baker Award finalist,[4] and a First-Team West All-American.[5] On 26 March 2018, Borgström signed an entry level contract with the Panthers.[6] He made his NHL debut in an overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators on 29 March.[7] Borgström's first NHL goal was the first of four Panthers goals in their last game of the season, a 4–2 win over the Boston Bruins, on 8 April 2018.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2015–16 HIFK Jr. A 40 29 26 55 20 4 4 2 6 0
2016–17 University of Denver NCHC 37 22 21 43 16
2017–18 University of Denver NCHC 40 23 29 52 18
2017–18 Florida Panthers NHL 4 1 0 1 0
2018–19 Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 24 5 17 22 8
2018–19 Florida Panthers NHL 50 8 10 18 4
NHL totals 54 9 10 19 4

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2017 Finland WJC 9th 6 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 6 0 0 0 2

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
College
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2016–17, 2017–18 [9][5]
NCHC All-Tournament Team 2018 [10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Panthers select Finnish center Henrik Borgstrom in first round". Sun-Sentinel. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  2. ^ @punanen5 (4 April 2016). "So excited to announce my commitment to University of Denver. Thanks to my family and friends for their support! @DU_Hockey #Pioneers" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Aleong, Joseph (25 June 2016). "The Biggest Surprises of the NHL Draft's First Round". thehockeywriters.com. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Borgstrom, Donato, Gaudette named Hobey Baker finalists". NHL.com. 29 March 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b "BORGSTRÖM, TERRY AND JAILLET NAMED 2018 CCM/AHCA ALL-AMERICANS". denverpioneers.com. 6 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Panthers sign Henrik Borgstrom to entry-level contract". sportsnet.ca. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  7. ^ Olive, Jameson (31 March 2018). "Down to the wire: Panthers look to keep playoff hopes alive in Boston". NHL.com. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  8. ^ Kalman, Matt (8 April 2018). "Bruins lose to Panthers, finish second in Atlantic". NHL.com. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  9. ^ "2016–2017 All-American Team". The American Hockey Coaches Association. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Denver Wins 2018 Frozen Faceoff". NCHC. 17 March 2018. Retrieved 9 November 2018.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Lawson Crouse
Florida Panthers first round draft pick
2016
Succeeded by
Owen Tippett
Preceded by
Brock Boeser
NCHC Rookie of the Year
2016–17
Succeeded by
Scott Perunovich
Preceded by
Will Butcher
NCHC Player of the Year
2017–18
Succeeded by
Jimmy Schuldt
Preceded by
Anthony Louis
NCHC Forward of the Year
2017–18
Succeeded by
Patrick Newell