Borgstrom named CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month
Posted on November 1, 2018 in News
The American Hockey League announced today that Springfield Thunderbirds forward Henrik Borgstrom has been selected as the CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month for October.
The 21-year-old Borgstrom registered four goals and seven assists for 11 points in seven games played for Springfield as the Thunderbirds finished October as the last remaining AHL team without a regulation loss (6-0-0-2).
In his season debut on Oct. 12, Borgstrom recorded a goal and three assists – including a spin-o-rama pass that landed on national highlight shows across the country the next day – as Springfield defeated Lehigh Valley, 7-0. Borgstrom notched a goal and an assist in a 6-3 win over Providence on Oct. 14, and picked up another assist in a 4-2 decision at Laval on Oct. 20. He closed out the month with another four-point night, this time tallying two goals and two assists as the Thunderbirds defeated Hartford, 6-2, on Oct. 28.
A first-round pick (23rd overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft, Borgstrom played two seasons at the University of Denver and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award in 2017-18 after winning a national championship in 2016-17. The 21-year-old native of Helsinki, Finland, made his pro debut at the end of last season, notching one goal in four NHL games with the Florida Panthers.