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.

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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.

2014-15: Engvall made his SHL debut with Frolunda in an October 28th game against Farjestads and played in one other SHL game in January. He played 10 games for Oskarshamn in Allsvenskan and was one of the top scorers in the U20 SuperElit league. He had no points nor penalties, averaging 6:33 minutes of ice time in two SHL games and was -2 with no points nor penalties in limited ice time with Oskarshamn. Engvall scored 17 goals with 34 assists in 38 regular season games to lead the Frolunda U20 team in scoring and was +7 with 50 penalty minutes. Frolunda reached the SuperElit finals after finishing sixth in the South Division and in eight playoff games Engvall scored 5 goals with 1 assist and was +1 with 10 penalty minutes. 

2015-16: Engvall skated for Mora IK in Allsvenskan as a 19-year-old in his first full season at the men’s level in Sweden. He scored 12 goals with 12 assists and was +4 with 12 penalty minutes in 50 regular season games. Mora finished sixth in the regular season and was second in the round-robin qualification series. Engvall scored 1 goal and was -2 with 2 penalty minutes in five post-season games. 

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 played for Mora IK in Allsvenskan in 2015-16. In his first season at the men's level in Sweden, he was among the team's leading scorers. A tall and lanky forward with some goal scoring potential, Engvall has yet to sign an entry-level contract with Toronto and is signed with Mora IK through 2016-17. The Maple Leafs will continue to monitor his progress but as with many seventh-round picks his NHL future is far from certain.

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