Denver sees another leave early as Borgström signs entry-level deal with Panthers

Henrik Borgström of Denver, Colorado College at Denver, NCHC first-round playoffs, March 10, 2017. (Candace Horgan)
Henrik Borgström amassed 95 points in 77 career games at Denver (photo: Candace Horgan).

The Florida Panthers announced Monday that the Panthers have agreed to terms with Denver sophomore 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 Panthers GM Dale Tallon in a news release. “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 led Denver with 52 points (23 goals, 29 assists) over 40 games.

The NCHC regular-season scoring leader was named the conference’s 2018 Player of the Year and is currently a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award.

Last season, Borgström was part of DU’s national championship team, was named 2017 NCHC Rookie of the Year and captured 2017 First All-American Team honors.

Over 77 games with the Pioneers, Borgström produced 95 points (45 goals, 50 assists).

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.