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Fantasy Summary

Multi-category asset, but won’t put up any points.


Observations

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March 2020 – Englund has managed to play the majority of his games with the big club this year but hasn’t produced much in the way of counting stats. He does bring a physical element to the game so he could be an option in multi-cat leagues but only if you are desperate. He likely serves as a stopgap until the Senators’ top defensive prospects work their way up and will be relegated to AHL duty when that happens. His role with the Senators likely doesn’t last until next season and he will be a niche option in fantasy if he does remain with the big club for an extended period of time. Tony Ferrari

November 2019 – With the likelihood of cracking the Senators roster fading, Englund is starting to find a home in Belleville. He isn’t going to rack up counting stats but he is a decent defender at the AHL level. His fantasy relevancy is negligent at this point and is unlikely to change. Tony Ferrari

June 2019- Englund upped this AHL season’s point production to 14 from 10 last season. Make no mistake, he will never be counted on as a major offensive contributor. As an RFA on July 1st, it remains to be seen whether he will stay with the Sens organization. It will be nearly impossible for him to crack any of Ottawa’s LHD positions for the foreseeable future, and he may opt for a fresh start somewhere else. In any event, he should be off your fantasy radar until he can prove himself a viable option anywhere at the pro level. Jordan Deshane

December 2018- Englund has continued his steady defensive play in Belleville this year. While he will never put up major offensive numbers, his solid play overall will help to keep him in the conversation for NHL call-ups due to injury. He just became the first player to play 100 games for the Belleville Senators organization. In all likelihood, he will continue to play many games for the organization at the AHL level. Jordan Deshane

June 2017 – Englund performed exactly as advertised in his first professional season in North America playing a strong, defensively-sound game on a weak Binghamton squad. In 69 games he scored just three times and also had seven assists with an ugly minus-18 (however that was actually one of the better marks among d-men for what it’s worth). He even managed to get into five games with the big club but was held off the scoresheet. Englund will never be confused for Erik Karlsson having never scored more than ten points at any level and don’t look for that to change. What he is though is a tough customer who plays a physical game and willing to throw down when needed. Brad Phillips

 

April 2016 – The Sens have signed their top pick from the 2014 Draft to a three-year, entry-level deal. In 95 career SHL games he has amassed only 11 points. A defensive specialist known for his shutdown ability, Englund doesn’t figure to be much of a fantasy asset. Brad Phillips

 
 

January 2016 – Englund served as captain for fourth-place Sweden and was named one of the top three players on the team. Not known for his offense, Englund dished out two helpers in seven games while seeing top D pairing duty. Brad Phillips

 

December 2015 – For the second consecutive year, Englund will be part of the Swedish contingent at the 2016 World Junior tournament in Finland. Englund should have a much bigger role this time around, having served mainly as the seventh defenseman at last year’s tourney. Brad Phillips

 

April 2015 – The 2014-15 season was Englund’s first in the top level of Swedish hockey for club Djurgarden. He also was a member of Sweden’s World Junior team this season that finished in a disappointing 4th place. As a sturdy, stay at home defenseman, you will not see a lot of flair in the offensive zone from Englund. His physical, steady play in the defensive zone is what will propel him towards a potential NHL career. As a defensive player, Ottawa would like to see an improvement in his plus-minus rating in his second season in the SHL. Englund has a game that may be better suited for the North American ice surface as he relies on a close checking style of play. The young Swedish defenseman has an active stick, battles in the corner and in front of the net and is a willing shot blocker. His fantasy impact comes in multi category leagues where shot blocking and hits are at premium. He is under contract with Djurgarden for next season and will likely make the jump to Binghamton for the 2016-17 season. Kevin LeBlanc

 

July 2014 – Englund was drafted 40th overall out of the Djurgarden program in Sweden, the same program that iced former Sens 1st rounder Mika Zibanejad.  The Stockholm native is a big, strong kid with good defensive fundamentals; uses the body well, makes a great first pass and maintains his gap properly with use of his long reach.  Moving forward Englund is exactly the consistent defensive presence the Sens blueline is looking for.   Nathan Martin

 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 21, 1993
Height 6‘03”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 2; Overall: 40

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Nacka HK J18 2J18 Div.2- - -- -|        
 2011-2012 StockholmTV-Pucken8 0 00 4|        
  Djurgårdens IF U16U16 SM7 5 27 8|        
  Djurgårdens IF J18J18 Region13 0 22 6|        
  Djurgårdens IF J18J18 Allsvenskan14 0 22 0|Playoffs4 0 00
  Sweden U16 (all)International-Jr5 1 12 0|        
 2012-2013 Djurgårdens IF J18J18 Region18 2 35 2|        
  Djurgårdens IF J18J18 Allsvenskan14 1 23 44|Playoffs9 0 00
  Djurgårdens IF J20J20 Nationell2 0 00 0|        
  Sweden U17WHC-176 0 00 6|        
  Sweden U17 (all)International-Jr12 0 00 34|        
 2013-2014 Djurgårdens IF J18J18 Region1 1 01 0|        
  Sweden U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 1 12 4|        
  Djurgårdens IF J20J20 Nationell33 5 510 26|        
  Djurgårdens IFHockeyAllsvenskan19 1 12 14|Kvalserien SHL10 0 00
  Sweden U18WJC-187 0 00 6|        
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr21 1 12 20|        
 2014-2015 Djurgårdens IF J20J20 Nationell2 0 00 2|Playoffs7 0 22 10 
  Djurgårdens IFSHL49 2 35 32|Playoffs2 0 00
  Djurgårdens IFChampions HL6 0 00 2|        
  Sweden U20WJC-207 0 00 2|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr15 2 13 10|        
 2015-2016 Djurgårdens IFChampions HL8 0 11 4|        
  Djurgårdens IF J20J20 Nationell0 0 00 0|Playoffs2 1 01
  Djurgårdens IFSHL46 2 46 36|Playoffs8 0 00
  Sweden U20WJC-207 0 22 10|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr15 0 22 32|        
  SwedenEHT2 0 00 2|        
  Sweden (all)International2 0 00 2|        
 2016-2017 Ottawa SenatorsNHL5 0 00 2|        
  Binghamton SenatorsAHL69 3 710 82|        
 2017-2018 Ottawa SenatorsNHL1 0 00 0|        
  Belleville SenatorsAHL69 1 910 69|        
 2018-2019 Ottawa SenatorsNHL3 0 00 10|        
  Belleville SenatorsAHL68 3 1114 77|        
 2019-2020 Ottawa SenatorsNHL24 0 33 12|        
  Belleville SenatorsAHL22 0 00 32|        
 2020-2021 Västerviks IKHockeyAllsvenskan- - -- -|        

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