Pierre Engvall has taken a path that we’ve seen many of the young prospects not named Matthews, Marner, and Nylander have taken over the last few years. He started out as the exciting new toy, had a solid start with the team, before fading into mediocrity. Kasperi Kapanen, Travis Dermott, Andreas Johnsson, we’ve seen it many times during this era.
But throughout all of this, Engvall emerged as a decent utility forward in the bottom half of the lineup, and producing okay results in the process. Not quite what you’re looking for in the depths of a contender, but he did the trick for a while.
At the end of the day, he didn’t cost the team, but he didn’t really do anything of significance either. He was, well, there, all season, and that’s probably all we could ask for out of a seventh round pick.
Engvall wasn’t in the lineup to start the season, as his waiver eligibility made it easier to keep him on the taxi squad to start the season. But, after about a month, he found himself in the lineup more often than not due to injuries …
Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation