Henrik Borgström

Florida Panthers
Photo courtesy of www.sun-sentinel.com

Fantasy Summary

Productive top-six center with high ceiling. Dual-threat because he can make plays and finish them as well. Can also play at wing if needed.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country FIN
Position C
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 6, 1997
Height 6‘3”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 1; Overall: 23

Observations

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Jokerit U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2012-2013 Jokerit U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 9 1 7 8 0 |          
  Jokerit U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 32 20 21 41 16 | Playoffs 10 2 8 10
 2013-2014 HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 30 8 12 20 6 | Playoffs 5 1 0 1
  HJK U18 Jr. B Mestis 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2014-2015 HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 21 12 25 37 4 | Playoffs 12 7 8 15
 2015-2016 HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 40 29 26 55 20 | Playoffs 4 4 2 6
  Finland U19 (all) International-Jr 3 1 2 3 0 |          
 2016-2017 Univ. of Denver NCAA 37 22 21 43 16 |          
  Finland U20 WJC-20 6 0 0 0 2 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 10 0 3 3 2 |          
 2017-2018 Univ. of Denver NCAA 40 23 29 52 18 |          
  Florida Panthers NHL 4 1 0 1 0 |          
 2018-2019 Springfield Thunderbirds AHL - - - - - |          

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