Capitals Recall Henrik Borgstrom From Hershey

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The Washington Capitals announced Tuesday evening that they have recalled forward Henrik Borgstrom from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL). Borgstrom will be the 18th skater for the Capitals tonight against the Boston Bruins. 


ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Henrik Borgstrom from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Borgstrom, 25, has recorded 21 points (8g, 13a) in 54 games with Hershey this season. Borgstrom ranks tied for fifth on the Bears in power-play goals (3) and power-play assists (5).

The 6’3”, 207-pound forward recorded seven points (4g, 3a) in 52 games with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2021-22, setting single-season career highs in games played and penalty minutes (22). Borgstrom spent the 2020-21 season with HIFK of Liiga in Finland, recording 21 points (11g, 10a) in 30 games. The Helsinki, Finland native added five points (2g, 3a) in eight playoff games.

Borgstrom was selected by the Florida Panthers in the first round, 23rd overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft. Borgstrom recorded a career-high 18 points (8g, 10a) in 50 games with Florida during the 2018-19 season, while also registering 22 points (5g, 17a) in 24 games with the Springfield Thunderbirds of the American Hockey League (AHL).

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

Borgstrom attended the University of Denver, where he recorded 95 points (45g, 50a) in 77 games over two seasons. During the 2017-18 season, Borgstrom led the NCHC in scoring and helped Denver capture the NCAA Championship. Borgstrom 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.

The Capitals are likely wanting to get a look at Borgstrom for future roster considerations, whether in Washington, Hershey or elsewhere.

The Capitals signed unrestricted free agent center Borgstrom to a one-year, two-way contract ($750,000 cap hit) on July 13, after he was bought-out by the Chicago Blackhawks. The buyout will cost the Blackhawks $83,334 this season and $183,334 the next.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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6 Responses to Capitals Recall Henrik Borgstrom From Hershey

  1. Mark Eiben says:

    Will he play tonight, do we know?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Definitely an audition. Tough game to show your wares.

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  4. Jon Sorensen says:

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