Panthers select center Henrik Borgström with the 23rd overall pick
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SUNRISE, Fla – Florida Panthers General Manager Tom Rowe announced today that with the No. 23 overall pick in the 2016 National Hockey League Draft, the Panthers selected center Henrik Borgstrom of HIFK Jr. (Finland). Borgstrom is committed to the University of Denver for the 2016-17 season.
“We are very excited to have selected Henrik with our first round pick,” said Rowe. “He is a big, exciting and highly skilled player that has had a strong season with the HIFK Jr. team overseas in Finland. He is heading to a strong program at the University of Denver that well help further his development. We look forward to his continued growth and contributions to our team and the South Florida community.”
The 18-year old Borgstrom recorded 55 points (29-26-55) in 40 games this season with HIFK Jr. The 6-foot-3,176-pound native of Helsinki, Finland recorded three points (1-2-3) in three games for Team Finland at the U20 Four Nations Tournament.