Maple Leafs select Pierre Engvall 188th overall

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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

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2012-2013FROLUNDA JR.SWEDEN-JR.42020
2012-2013FROLUNDA U18SWEDEN-JR. U183018163422
2013-2014FROLUNDA JR.SWEDEN-JR.3917183542
2013-2014FROLUNDA U18SWEDEN-JR. U18161125368
2013-2014TROJA/LJUNGBYSWEDEN-210000
  • 4evrblue

    Not taking a Canadian is weird but whatever. 
    Only time can tell how this draft shakes down in the end

  • reenergized

    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

  • dlb Mad

    i’ve enjoyed the past few world juniors watching our prospects play.  in particular, for Canada.
    it’ll be a litle disappointing this year going back to the decades without.
    hope some of these kids pan out.  ultimately that’s what it’s all about.

  • Pent_House

    Polak is a huge pickup!

  • Waiting4LSC

    Pent_House PH:  What makes you say that, good sir?  I would have preferred a #2D if possible, but feel NoNo settled (as usual).

  • wendelsfist

    We should have traded Gunnar and the 4th for Shea Weber instead of Polak.  Nonis is a stupid GM

  • Mind Bomb

    So where is everybody ?

  • wendelsfist

    I’d even throw in Clarkson or Gleason to sweeten the pot.

  • Xxxxxnew

    Nylander was born here and moved to Sweden at 14. Maybe he can switch back.

  • Xxxxxnew

    Split up over all the different threads I’ll bet. Probably a wrap up coming later.

  • Leafs_17

    Waiting4LSC Pent_House took the best offer on the table more then likely but will never know

  • Xxxxxnew

    I wish life was like that …

  • Mind Bomb

    Xxxxxnew  Geesh I go for a Nap, and wake up to Gunnar traded, and no one is around lol

  • Leafs_17

    Xxxxxnew its been pretty quiet so far this afternoon

  • Xxxxxnew

    There’s been a thread posted for every pick so far today so people could be arguing on one of the others.

  • Leafs_17

    Xxxxxnew on all the threads

  • Xxxxxnew

    I’m n the west coast so I’m just catching up. It’s a cottage weekend so maybe everybody’s decompressing.

  • Leafs_17

    Xxxxxnew more then likely

  • Xxxxxnew

    I’m claiming Nylander as Canadian.

  • wendelsfist

    Xxxxxnew Too bad the folks on twitter don’t get what it requires to land good players

  • Xxxxxnew

    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.

  • FRyan

    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

  • mr_hanie

    Polak is an appeasement for Carlyle. When will Nonis admit he is GM not Carlyle.

  • billtech

    mr_hanie no he’s an appeasement for the goalies

  • billtech

    FRyan and they say Canadians know hockey…just another Larry Murphy killing.

  • billtech

    wendelsfist 4th what..we had the 8th..and that plus Reilly might have started talks

  • billtech

    4evrblue if they didn’t give up so many picks

  • ShotgunCharlie

    Where does everyone go to look up prospects?

  • billtech

    ShotgunCharlie based on that pic. you’re place ..but for hockey….you can start with http://www.hockeysfuture.com/    or also bleacher report.

  • mikiaa

    wendelsfist To much a 4th would be enough

  • mikiaa

    Don will love not taking a good old Canadian boy.

  • mikiaa

    Mind Bomb Up shit creek without a paddle.