Pierre Engvall

Hometown:

Ljungby Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1996-05-31

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

7th round (188th overall), 2014

Weight:

191 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2011-12: Pierre Engvall played for the Troja-Ljungby club in southwest Sweden and skated for Smaland/Rod in the TV-Pucken tournament for high school players. In 25 games with the Troja-Ljungby U18 team he scored 9 goals with 4 assists and was minus-2 with 10 penalty minutes. In eight TV-Pucken games he scored 7 goals with 2 assists and was +2 with 4 penalty minutes. Engvall played five games with the Sweden U16 team and was +5 with 2 goals. 

2012-13: Engvall went from Troja-Ljungby to the powerful Frolunda club — appearing in four SuperElit league games with the club’s U20 team and spending most of the season at the U18 level — and skated for the Sweden U17 team in the 2013 World Hockey Challenge. He scored 2 goals and was +2 with no penalties in SuperElit league play. Engvall skated in 33 games for the Frolunda U18 team, including three playoff games, and scored 18 goals with 17 assists; finishing +30 with 24 penalty minutes. He scored 2 goals with 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in six games at the WHC.  Sweden defeated Russia, 7-5, in the gold medal game. 

2013-14: Engvall appeared in one game for the Troja-Ljungby men’s team in Allsvenskan on loan from Frolunda and played for the Frolunda U20 and U18 teams during the season; playing six international games with the Sweden U18 team. He had no points nor penalties in his only Allsvenskan game. Engvall was the fourth-leading scorer for the Frolunda U20 team; scoring 17 goals with 18 assists while finishing +21 with 42 penalty minutes in 39 games. He had 1 assist and was minus-3 in three playoff games. Engvall scored 12 goals with 25 assists and was +20 with 14 penalty minutes in 21 games, including five playoff contests, with the Frolunda U18 team. He scored 3 goals in six games for the Sweden U18 but did not play in the World Juniors. Engvall was ranked 91st amongst international skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Toronto in the seventh round (188th overall) by Toronto in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

Engvall possesses good hands, skates well, and although has been extremely inconsistent, has a real offensive upside to his game. He has the ideal size of an NHL forward but does not play an overly combative style.

Future

Engvall is skating in Sweden in 2014-15 — splitting time between men's hockey and juniors. He made his SHL debut with Frolunda and has also played for Oskarshamn in AllSvenskan; spending most of the year with the Frolunda U20 team. Engvall's skill set suggest he can provide some offensive elements to a club one day but as with any late-round pick he is a bit of a project and will take time to refine his game to reach that point.

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