Blackhawks sign Borgstrom to 2-year deal
The Chicago Blackhawks didn't waste much time shifting into offseason mode.
The Blackhawks acquired the 23-year-old forward from the Florida Panthers along with forward Brett Connolly, defenseman Riley Stillman, and a seventh-round pick for forward Lucas Wallmark and blue-liner Lucas Carlsson on April 8.
Borgstrom was a pending NHL restricted free agent. He spent this season in his native Finland, where he collected 11 goals and 10 assists in 30 games with Liiga's HIFK in Helsinki.
The Panthers selected him 23rd overall in 2016. He posted nine goals and 10 assists over 58 contests with Florida from 2017-18 to 2019-20.
Borgstrom was a college star at the University of Denver after he was drafted. The 6-foot-3, 199-pound center amassed 45 goals and 50 assists across 77 games over his two seasons with the Pioneers, helping them win the national championship as a freshman in 2016-17.