Today we bring you a draft prospect who is getting a ton of buzz across the internet, and seems to be a favorite of various scouting services, Henrik Borgstrom. Borgstrom was passed over in last year’s draft. He spent this season entirely with HIFK’s Junior League team. This is an undercovered development league. He didn’t play in any major international tournaments either. As a result, we have personally seen no tapes of full game footage of this player, and are not ranking him.
However, because we strive to bring you the reader full draft coverage, we are going to quote what other sources have said about him and direct you to more quality pieces on Borgstrom. In this way you can trust that we will always bring you the straight goods (as we see them) on any prospect we cover, but will also strive to not leave our readers completely out of the loop when it comes to high ranking NHL Prospects. For this reason Borgstrom is an honourable mentions (not ranked by us, but by who is getting 2nd/3rd round draft buzz that we’ve noticed).
Borgstrom put up 29 goals and 55 points in 40 games with HIFK’s Under-20 team. He is committed to play next season for the University of Denver Pioneers. Salavat Yulaev Ufa drafted Borgstrom in the 2nd round, 50th overall, at the 2016 KHL Draft. Given his commitment to play NCAA hockey next season, this should not be a major concern.