Henrik Borgstrom making Capitals debut

Henrik Borgstrom, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Henrik Borgstrom, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /

Prior to the Washington Capitals taking on the Boston Bruins, the team recalled Henrik Borgstrom from the Hershey Bears. The forward will make his Capitals debut tonight. He has recorded 21 points in 54 games with the Bears.

The 25 year old has eight goals and 13 assists while ranking tied for fifth on the Bears with three power play goals and five power play assists. The six foot three, 207 pound forward recorded seven points in 52 games with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2021-22 with four goals and three assists.

He set single season career highs in games played and penalty minutes with 22. Borgstrom spent the 2020-21 season HIFK of Liiga in Finland, recording 21 points with 11 goals and 10 assists in 30 games. The Helsinki, Finland native added five points in eight playoff games with two goals and three assists.

Borgsrom was selected by the Florida Panthers in the first round at 23rd overall in the 2016 NHL Draft. He recorded a career high 18 points with eight goals and 10 assists in 50 games with Florida during the 2018-19 season while also registering 22 points with five goals and 17 assists in 24 gams with the Springfield Thunderbirds of the American Hockey League.

Borgstrom has recorded 26 points with 13 goals and 13 assists in 110 career NHL games with Florida and Chicago. In 127 AHL games with Hershey and Springfield, Borgstrom has recorded 66 points with 24 goals and 42 assists.

Borgstrom attended the University of Denver where he recorded 95 points with 45 goals and 50 assists in 77 games over two seasons. During the 2017-18 season, he led the NCHC in scoring and helped Denver capture the NCAA championship.

He was named NCHC Forward of the Year, NCHC Player of the Year, was selected to the NCHC First All Star Team and the NCAA (West) First All American Team and was a Hobey Baker Award finalist.

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