With their final pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Maple Leafs have selected big winger Pierre Engvall out of Frolunda in the SuperElit league.
All in all, the Maple Leafs have selected two Swedes, three Americans and a Russian in their six picks in the 2014 Entry Draft. It’s the first instance we can find of the Leafs not drafting a single Canadian in an entry draft (although William Nylander was born in Canada, he moved to Sweden at 14 and competes for Sweden internationally). This pick follows the pattern of the Leafs turning over their 7th rounder to Swedish area scout Thommie Bergman as they have in recent drafts with Viktor Loov, Tom Nilsson (also with Frolunda) and Andreas Johnson (also with Frolunda).
The 6’4, 201-pound Engvall posted 35 points in 39 games for Frolunda J20.
Dave Morrison on Pierre Engvall
“It’s another guy with a real high ceiling, we think. He’s big, tall, he skates well, he’s got real good hands. He’s been very inconsistent to date. With the Euros now in this last CBA, we get 4 years with them. Frolunda, historically, has had a really good program. They’ve done a real nice job with Tom Nilsson. We’re just hoping, 3 or 4 years from now, we’ve got a 6’4 winger with great hands and can play in your top 6 or 9.”
Pierre Engvall Scouting Report
Engvall is a big power forward who is hard to knock off the puck. His size is a big asset, as he drives hard to the net without taking many penalties.
– March Hockey.com
Pierre Engvall Statistics
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so how long before we sharpen the stakes and want polak gone? I remember every one loving the gleason trade hard body in front of the net and people have there stakes sharpened and the axes to the grind wheel wanting him gone now
would be nice if we found a late round diamond in the rough ... or in this kids case, a really rough diamond :) 6'4" 200+ lbs at 18 is a good start :) you cannot teach that
Not taking a Canadian is weird but whatever.
Only time can tell how this draft shakes down in the end
@mr_hanie no he's an appeasement for the goalies
@FRyan and they say Canadians know hockey...just another Larry Murphy killing.
@Mind Bomb Up shit creek without a paddle.
@wendelsfist To much a 4th would be enough
@wendelsfist 4th what..we had the 8th..and that plus Reilly might have started talks
@Pent_House PH: What makes you say that, good sir? I would have preferred a #2D if possible, but feel NoNo settled (as usual).
@4evrblue if they didn't give up so many picks
@Xxxxxnew its been pretty quiet so far this afternoon
@Xxxxxnew Geesh I go for a Nap, and wake up to Gunnar traded, and no one is around lol
@Xxxxxnew Too bad the folks on twitter don't get what it requires to land good players
@Xxxxxnew on all the threads
There's been a thread posted for every pick so far today so people could be arguing on one of the others.
Some fans are out of it. Trades have become way more difficult under the cap. You have to give up to get. I remember some people thinking LA got robbed when they gave up young guys Schenn and Simmons for old guys Carter and Richards.
I'm n the west coast so I'm just catching up. It's a cottage weekend so maybe everybody's decompressing.
@Xxxxxnew more then likely