Andreas Englund
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Andreas Englund

Hometown:

Stockholm Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1996-01-21

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

2nd round (40th overall), 2014

Weight:

190 lbs.

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History

2010-11: Andreas Englund skated for the lower division club Nacka in suburban Stockholm; playing for the club’s U18 team as a 15-year-old.

2011-12: Englund moved up to Djurgarden in Sweden’s top division — playing for the club’s U18 and U16 squads — and skated in five international games for Sweden’s U16 team. He was the captain of bronze medal-winning Stockholm 1 in the TV-Pucken high school tournament. He had 4 assists and was +15 with 6 penalty minutes in 27 regular season games for the Djurgarden U18 team and was +1 with no points nor penalties in four playoff games. Englund played seven games for the Djurgarden U18 team and scored 5 goals with 2 assists and was +10 with 8 penalty minutes. He scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was +4 skating for Sweden. In eight games in the TV-Pucken tournament he was +9 with no points and 4 penalty minutes.

2012-13: Englund appeared in two SuperElit games with Djurgarden’s U20 team, skated in the 2013 World Hockey Challenge with Sweden’s U17 team and was an assistant captain for the Djurgarden U18 squad. He had no points nor penalties in SuperElit play. Englund had no points and 6 penalty minutes in six games at the WHC as Sweden won a gold medal after defeating Russia in the gold medal game. He scored 3 goals with 5 assists and was +29 with 46 penalty minutes in 32 regular season games for Djurgarden’s U18 team and was -3 with no points nor penalties in nine playoff games.

2013-14: Englund made his pro hockey debut as an 18-year-old skating for Djurgarden in Sweden’s second league (Allsvenkskan) and played for Sweden’s U18 team in the 2013 Ivan Hlinka and 2014 World Junior Championship tournaments. He scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was +4 with 14 penalty minutes in 19 regular season games and played all 10 games in the Kvalserien playoffs as Djurgarden earned promotion to the SHL for 2014-15. He had no points and was -1 with no points and 6 penalty minutes in the Kvalserien. Englund scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was +4 with 4 penalty minutes in the Ivan Hlinka tournament and was +6 with no points and 6 penalty minutes in seven games at the WJC. He played 33 games for Djurgarden’s U20 team and was +3 with 5 goals, 5 assists, and 26 penalty minutes. Englund was ranked 30th amongst European skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings and was selected by Ottawa in the second round (40th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

2014-15: Englund skated in 49 games for Djurgarden in his first SHL season and played for the Sweden U20 team at the 2015 World Junior Championship.He scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was -13 with 32 penalty minutes in SHL play. Djurgarden finished ninth and was swept by Lulea in a best-of-three play-in series.  Englund was -2 with no points nor penalties in the series. He was -1 with no points and 2 penalty minutes in seven games for Sweden at the WJC. Sweden finished fourth, falling 4-2 to Slovakia in the bronze medal game. 

Talent Analysis

Englund is a 6-foot-3 stalwart whose defensive prowess more than makes up for his lack of offensive upside. The shutdown defender reads the play well, throws huge hits as needed, and is a good enough passer to become a solid middle- or top-pairing NHLer.

Future

Englund returned to Djurgarden for the 2015-16 season, where he will continue to develop his skills. He could return to the World Junior Championships, should Sweden decide to ice a strong defensive squad.

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