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
31 comments
mikiaa
mikiaa

Don will love not taking a good old Canadian boy.

mr_hanie
mr_hanie

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

FRyan
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

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

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

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

i've enjoyed the past few world juniors watching our prospects play.  in particular, for Canada.

it'll be a little disappointing this year going back to the decades without.

hope some of these kids pan out.  ultimately that's what it's all about.  not my WJC needs.

reenergized
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 

4evrblue
4evrblue

Not taking a Canadian is weird but whatever. 

Only time can tell how this draft shakes down in the end

billtech
billtech

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

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

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

billtech
billtech

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

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

I wish life was like that ...

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

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

Waiting4LSC
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).

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

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

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

I'm claiming Nylander as Canadian.

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

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


wendelsfist
wendelsfist

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

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

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

Xxxxxnew
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.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

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