Physical: 6’4″, 192 pounds
2018 TLN Prospect Ranking: #9
Draft Info: 7th round, 188th overall in 2014
When it comes to career ceilings, Pierre Engvall‘s will more or less be defined by what goes down this coming season. His future basically depends on it. In fact, a strong performance in 2019-20 is so important to Engvall that no prospect in the entire Leafs’ system has arguably more riding on its outcome than he does.
The path to hockey’s highest level is there. He just needs to travel down it.
Before we get into all of that, though, let’s first take a moment to appreciate just how improbable it is that Engvall is still here. The guy is a former seventh-round pick, for christ sake. Drafted as a thoroughly unknown European flier, Engvall joined a Leafs regime that, back in 2014, still took orders from Dave Nonis and still employed a scouting staff so inept, Brendan Shanahan would downright massacre it the very next year.
The Leafs selected six players in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Two of them remain with the organization today. Engvall is one. William Nylander is the other.
So, put yourself in management’s …
Author: Mike Stephens / The Leafs Nation