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Fantasy Summary

Big, lanky penalty-killing forward able to play anywhere in the lineup


Observations

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May 2021 – It’s possible that Engvall only plays his best when he’s playing for his spot in the lineup. His 42 games in 2020-21 was (proportionally) a career high, but after a cold streak with just 2 points in 18 games he became a regular healthy scratch in the final months of the regular season. This is when he came back to life, finishing strong with 4 points (all goals) in 5 sporadic appearances. This wasn’t enough to give him a playoff spot in Game 1, but he has gotten his chance as of Game 2 with injuries now affecting the lineup. Engvall can skate and shoot at an NHL-level and has proven he can be fantasy-relevant, but he needs to be engaged more consistently for coaches to trust him enough for you to trust him on your fantasy roster. As a bigger skater, it would not be unusual for him to have a later breakout than most, so at 25-years-old it is not worth giving up hope for another step forward. Hayden Soboleski

February 2021 – Engvall has passed his games-played threshold to gain waivers eligibility. Through 7 games spent primarily on the 3rd line he has 2 points while averaging just over 1 SOG and hit per game with some PIMs thrown in as well, but his real-life game has been less fruitful than these fant