Maple Leafs select Pierre Engvall 188th overall

Maple Leafs select Pierre Engvall 188th overall

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

SEASON
TEAM
LEAGUE
GP
G
A
P
PIM
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