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Hybrid style of defender with the size to be an effective shut-down penalty killer. Offensive upside is modest at best.


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July 2019 – Borgman has been traded to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Jordan  Schmaltz. Hayden Soboleski

March 2019 – Borgman is out of the Marlies lineup with a concussion, with no timetable for return. Hayden Soboleski

March 2019 – The Leafs have signed Borgman to a one-year extension. His play has not indicated NHL-readiness thus far this season, but he remains a solid AHL option and his inexpensive cap hit makes him a possible 7th d-man candidate should he earn it out of camp. Still not in the form that earned him NHL games last season, but his value is not on the decline at this point. Hayden Soboleski-

December 2018 – After playing 48 NHL games last season, Borgman was unable to break the roster out of camp and has been in the AHL all year. Furthermore, the recent signing of Calle Rosen indicates that he is not high on the left defense pecking order, which is understandable given the way he gets beat in front of the net. 23 isn’t old for a defense prospect, and his current 13 points in 22 AHL games is decent enough to stay in the fantasy conversation (considering his good hit/block totals). But he is farther away from the NHL than he was a year ago, which is never a good trend. Hayden Soboleski

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 Upside 3.5
NHL Certainty 1.0
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type Europe
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 18, 1995
Height 6‘0”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Stockholm 2TV-Pucken4 0 11 2|        
 2011-2012 Timrå IK J18J18 Region19 7 512 36|        
  Timrå IK J18J18 Nationell14 3 811 35|Playoffs3 0 11
  Timrå IK J20J20 Nationell1 0 00 0|        
 2012-2013 Timrå IK J18J18 Region1 0 00 2|        
  Timrå IK J18J18 Nationell7 3 36 16|Playoffs4 1 23 14 
  Timrå IK J20J20 Nationell38 8 1321 72|Playoffs2 0 00
  Timrå IKSHL3 0 00 0|Kvalserien SHL2 0 00
  Sweden U18WJC-185 0 11 6|        
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr6 0 11 6|        
 2013-2014 Timrå IK J20J20 Nationell33 5 1823 84|Playoffs2 0 00
  Timrå IKHockeyAllsvenskan18 0 00 2|        
  Kovlands IshFHockeyEttan1 0 00 0|        
  Sweden U19 (all)International-Jr3 2 02 0|        
 2014-2015 Timrå IK J20J20 Nationell7 0 22 10|Playoffs2 0 11
  Timrå IKHockeyAllsvenskan46 2 46 45|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr3 1 01 0|        
 2015-2016 Västerås IKHockeyAllsvenskan52 5 1116 44|        
 2016-2017 HV71SHL45 5 1015 26|Playoffs14 2 810
  HV71Champions HL8 0 00 4|        
  Sweden EHT3 0 00 2|        
  Sweden (all)International4 0 00 2|        
 2017-2018 Toronto Maple LeafsNHL48 3 811 28|        
  Toronto MarliesAHL25 4 59 23|Playoffs2 0 00
 2018-2019 Toronto MarliesAHL45 4 1317 43|Playoffs13 1 12
 2019-2020 San Antonio RampageAHL53 2 1416 42|        
 2020-2021 ÄssätLiiga19 3 1013 26|        
  Tampa Bay LightningNHL7 0 22 4|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL12 3 25 8|        
 2021-2022 Texas StarsAHL14 3 25 10|        
  Frölunda HCSHL24 7 1320 47|Playoffs8 2 57
  Frölunda HCChampions HL2 0 00 0|        
 2022-2023 Frölunda HCSHL26 2 1113 31|Playoffs10 0 33 27 
  Frölunda HCChampions HL5 2 24 25|        
  Sweden (all)International4 0 33 0|        
 2023-2024 GottéronNL51 6 1925 20|Playoffs12 1 12
  Sweden (all)International3 0 00 0|        
  Sweden EHT3 0 00 0|        
 2024-2025 GottéronNL- - -- -|