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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|2013-2014||FROLUNDA U18||SWEDEN-JR. U18||16||11||25||36||8|