Will Borgen

William Borgen (born December 19, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Will Borgen
Borgen in 2017
Born (1996-12-19) December 19, 1996
Moorhead, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft 92nd overall, 2015
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2018present

Playing career

Borgen attended Moorhead High School in Minnesota, leading the school in his final year as captain before joining the Omaha Lancers in the United States Hockey League to complete the 2014–15 season.[1]

Borgen was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, in the fourth round, 92nd overall.[2] He began his collegiate career the following season with St. Cloud State University of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.[1]

At the completion of his junior season with the Huskies in 2017–18, in which he was selected as the Conference's defensive defenseman of the year, Borgen was signed to an entry-level professional contract by the Sabres on March 25, 2018.[3] He was assigned to join the Sabres' AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans on an amateur try-out agreement to play out the remainder of the campaign.

International play

Borgen was first selected to represent the United States at the 2016 World Junior Championships. He contributed with 3 assists in 7 games, as Team USA captured the bronze medal.

On January 1, 2018, Borgen was selected to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[4]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Moorhead High USHS 24 3 16 19 22 3 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Moorhead High USHS 24 6 10 16 35 3 2 3 5 2
2014–15 Moorhead High USHS 24 5 21 26 64 3 1 1 2 6
2014–15 Omaha Lancers USHL 18 1 5 6 0 3 0 0 0 0
2015–16 St. Cloud State NCHC 37 1 13 14 36
2016–17 St. Cloud State NCHC 33 2 10 12 60
2017–18 St. Cloud State NCHC 36 2 13 15 68
2017–18 Rochester Americans AHL 8 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Rochester Americans AHL 71 3 11 14 56 3 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Buffalo Sabres NHL 4 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 4 0 0 0 0

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2016 United States WJC 7 0 3 3 2
Junior totals 7 0 3 3 2

Awards and honors

Award Year
College
NCHC All-Rookie Team 2016
NCHC Best Defensive Defenseman 2018
NCHC Honorable Mention All-Star Team 2018

References

  1. "#20 Will Borgen". scsuhuskies.com. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  2. "William Borgen". EliteProspects.com. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  3. "Sabres sign Borgen to entry-level contract". Buffalo Sabres. March 25, 2018. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  4. "SCSU's Borgen, alumnus Roe named to U.S. Olympic team". SC Times. January 1, 2018. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tucker Poolman
NCHC Defensive Defenseman of the Year
2017–18
Succeeded by
Jimmy Schuldt


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