Andreas Engqvist
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Andreas Engqvist

Hometown:

Bromma Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1987-12-23

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2009

Weight:

199 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

After going undrafted, Andreas Engqvist was signed by the Canadiens to a professional contract in July 2009. He is playing for Djurgardens IF in the SEL.

2009-10: Engqvist started off the year hot on a line with fellow youngsters Jacob Josefsson (NJ) and Marcus Kruger (CHI), before cooling off the remainder of the year. Engqvist scored 14 goals and 12 assists during the regular season, and registered a +10 rating.

2010-11: Engqvist made his NHL debut with Montreal and was a solid two-way forward for AHL Hamilton in his first season in North America. He saw action in three games with the Canadiens, playing back-to-back games in January and then another game against Buffalo in March. He was scoreless in limited ice-time with the Habs and was an even plus-minus with one shot on goal. In 71 games for North Division champ Hamilton he scored 10 goals with 15 assists and was +8 with 18 PMs. Three of his goals were scored on the power play. He appeared in all 20 playoff games for the Bulldogs and had 4 goals with 5 assists and was +11.

2011-12: Engqvist made his NHL debut on October 6th, appearing in seven NHL games with Montreal before being demoted to the Canadians' AHL affiliate Hamilton. He appeared in a total of 12 NHL games in his second season in North America, spending most of the year with the Bulldogs and missing ten games due to a lower body injury in December. He had no points and was minus-one with 4 penalty minutes, averaging 6:31 minutes of ice time during his time with Montreal. Engqvist was the second leading scorer for Hamilton, scoring 20 goals with 23 assists in 60 games and finishing with an even plus-minus and 36 penalty minutes. The Bulldogs missed the playoffs after finishing last in the North Division. Engqvist was tendered a qualifying offer by Montreal in June 2012 making him a restricted free agent but signed a contract with Atlant Mytischi in Russia's KHL.

 

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