Sabres sign St. Cloud State junior blueliner Borgen to entry-level deal

Will Borgen (SCSU-20) Johnny Simonson (North Dakota-10) 2017 Dec. 9 The St.Cloud State University Huskies host North Dakota in a NCHC matchup at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, MN (Bradley K. Olson)
Will Borgen skated in 106 games over three seasons for St. Cloud State, recording 41 points from the Huskies blue line (photo: Bradley K. Olson).

The Buffalo Sabres announced Sunday that the team has signed St. Cloud State junior defenseman Will Borgen to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Borgen will sign an amateur tryout contract and report to the AHL’s Rochester Americans. The entry-level contract will begin starting with the 2018-19 season.

In his three seasons at SCSU, Borgen compiled 41 points (five goals, 36 assists) in 106 games. He was also named the NCHC Defensive Defenseman of the Year for the 2017-18 season.

Borgen was one of four collegiate players to be named to the 2018 United States Olympic team and also captured a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The Sabres selected Borgen in the fourth round (92nd overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.

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