Henrik Borgstrom

by Jokke Nevalainen on March 29, 2018

Henrik Borgström, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 185

Born: 1997-08-06

Hometown: Helsinki, FIN

Drafted: 2016 by Florida Panthers, 23rd overall








March 2018 – Henrik Borgström has signed his three-year entry level contract with the Florida Panthers. The Panthers are making a push for the playoffs, and Borgström is expected to make his NHL debut before the regular season is completed.  Jokke Nevalainen


March 2018 – Borgström has won the NCHC Player of the Year award which is given to the best player in the conference as voted by the coaches of each NCHC team. NCHC is the most difficult conference in NCAA hockey, so winning this award is no easy task. Borgström was also recently named a Top 10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.  Jokke Nevalainen


March 2018 – According to GM Dale Tallon, a lot of teams inquired about Henrik Borgström at the trade deadline but the Panthers were not willing to trade him. "Everybody’s high on him, and we’re higher on him. He’s the real deal.... we’ll be a better team with him in the lineup long-term.", Tallon said about Borgström.  Jokke Nevalainen


January 2018 – With 35 points in 23 games, Borgström is only one point behind the league lead, and his 1.52 points-per-game average ranks third in the league. It’s also good to notice that all the players who are ahead of him in the scoring race are older than Borgström who is only 20 years old. Borgström is most likely ready to turn pro after his college season is over but it remains to be seen if he wants to do that or not.  Jokke Nevalainen

March 2017 – The Panthers received a ton of criticism when they took the lanky, previously undrafted center 23rd overall, as many thought he would have still been available for Florida’s second round selection. In his freshman year with the University of Denver, Borgström has done a fantastic job of silencing those who doubted his first round selection and is showing the rest of the hockey world why the Panthers simply couldn’t risk missing out on him. Borgström leads the University of Denver in goals and points with 21 goals and 38 points in 33 games and was voted the NCHC’s Rookie of the Year. Previously categorized as a playmaker, Borgström has shown his goal scoring ability this year with his dazzling hands and greatly improved shot. He still has a great deal of work to do in improving his play in the defensive zone as well as in building strength, however his offensive flashes and highlight reel goals this year have given us a taste of what he has to offer at the NHL level. Joel Gluss


July 2016 – The Florida Panthers selected Borgström with the 23rd overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The 6'3 center scored 29 goals and 26 assists for HIFK U20 while making major strides in 2015-16 season. He's a creative player who can make unpredictable plays with the puck. Borgström has great hands, stickhandles well in tight areas and smoothly enters the offensive zone. He's calculated in puck possession and has a deceptive wrist shot with a very quick release. Areas in which he'll need to improve are face-offs and physical game. He protects the puck well but could be more involved in the physical game without the puck. Also, his defensive game is a work in progress. Borgström has grown a lot over the past few seasons, so his skating might not be perfect at this point but his separation speed is quite impressive. He will attend the University of Denver next season. Marco Bombino



Fantasy Outlook: A

Productive top-six center with high ceiling




Beautiful goal by Borgström


Borgström sets up a goal (from about 35 seconds on):



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