Andreas Borgman

by Brian Harling on December 17, 2017

Andreas Borgman, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 205

Born: 1995-06-18

Hometown:  Stockholm, Sweden

Drafted: Signed as Free Agent – Toronto Maple Leafs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

December 2017 - Borgman has secured a solid spot on the Leafs D this year, at 22 he is the youngest member of the D. While he is a rookie this year for the Leafs he was also a rookie last year in the SHL winning rookie of the year honors in the SHL. Borgman plays with an edge and throws more hits than the rest of the Leafs D combined. If he keeps progressing at this rate he will do what Zaitsev did last year and become a mainstay on the Leafs back end. He has offensive ability with a solid shot from the point. He has three goals and seven assists in 31 games so far this year, very decent numbers for a bottom pairing defensman that does not get any power play time. He is now starting to rush the puck very effectively and more frequently then he did at the start of the season. Brian Harling

 

September 2017 – The young Swede has had a solid camp thus far and the organization has nothing but praise of his attributes and game play. He has shown intensity with a nasty streak that he admitted was suppressed in the SHL. He is being watched closely by management and the media has him in the talk for one of the lower-end defensive slots. But the writing seems like it is on the wall he will be a Marlie this season while getting accustom to North America. The outlook is strong for his future as he possesses a nice little package of talent and gritty, high contact mentality that has a place in today’s NHL. His real-life value is more than his fantasy value is, but he wouldn’t be a bad player to own in roto-based leagues once he makes the show. Jason Banks

 

June 2017 – On the same day the Leafs announced the rumored signing of Calle Rosen, they also announced their entry-level contract with the younger Swedish defender Borgman. Coming from one of the strongest SHL clubs and current league champion, HV71, he exhibited himself as the top rookie defender/player in the league, not only posting 15 points in the regular season while adding 10 more in the playoffs, but adding in a positive 23 rating, only veteran-import, Dylan Reese was more eye catching on the squad. In the fall, Borgman will be 22-years of age and participate in his first NHL camp to see how close of an option he is, unless he defies expectations, he should find himself starting his North American career for the Marlies of the AHL. Depending on where you read, his potential upside-range bounces above and below Rosen’s so for all intents and purposes we view him as very similar with more attractive qualities in his current size and slight age advantage in that he has potential to be more sculpted than his new teammate. He looks to be an excellent find for an organization currently low on NHL quality options on the blueline. Jason Banks

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

 

It appears that he has an outlook to be a solid secondary unit defender that can play in key situations. Upside is questionable at this point.

 

Footage:

 

Borgman scoring from the deep point on a poor quality one-time pass:

 

 

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