SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have agreed to terms with forward Henrik Borgström on a three-year, entry-level contract.
"Henrik is a highly-talented, exciting and dynamic young forward who has been a dominant player over his last two seasons in Denver," said Tallon. "In a short time he has put together an accomplished career in the college game, including a national championship. We are thrilled to have him take the next step in his development with the Panthers. Henrik's addition to our skilled, young core of players further strengthens our foundation for success for years to come."
Borgström, 20, led the University of Denver with 52 points (23-29-52) over 40 games. The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) regular season scoring leader was named the conference's 2018 Player of the Year. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound native of Helsinki, Finland is currently a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, annually presented to NCAA hockey's most outstanding player.
Throughout his two seasons with the University of Denver, Borgström amassed numerous accolades including a 2017 NCAA National Championship, 2017 NCHC Rookie of the Year and 2017 First All-American Team honors, while finishing the 2017-18 season as the NCAA's highest scoring sophomore player.
Over 77 NCAA games, Borgström has produced 95 points (45-50-95). Internationally, he represented Finland at the 2017 World Junior Championship, appearing in six games.
Borgström was originally selected by the Panthers in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft.
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