Pierre Engvall

Toronto Maple Leafs
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Fantasy Summary

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

Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 10.0
Country SWE
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 31, 1996
Height 6‘4”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 7; Overall: 188


February 2020 – Engvall has signed a 2-year contract extension with the Leafs valued at 1.25M per year. There wasn’t much doubt left, but this locks him into the team’s bottom six full-time going forward. This doesn’t necessarily mean he’s locked into this current fantasy production – he still has potential to spend more time at center ice and pick up FOW, and is the type of player coach Keefe will not hesitate to move up the lineup should injuries arise. He is a great fit for his coach and teammates which gives him a higher ceiling than he might have elsewhere. Hayden Soboleski


January 2020 – Engvall started as a member of the Leafs’ 4th-line rotation, but his above-average speed, shot and puck-protection ability have been such a fit that he has become a mainstay in the bottom-six, often on the 3rd line. He has been limited to the winger position rather than center-ice like he plays on the Marlies, but the results speak for themselves with 7 goals and 7 assists in 27 games played. This shooting rate is not sustainable so look out for some regression, but he has done everything right since being called up and has secured himself as a long-term member of the Leafs’ bottom-six, which is higher-scoring and more fantasy-worthy than most. Hayden Soboleski


November 2019 – After a sizzling start to the AHL campaign with 16 points in 15 games (tied for the team lead), Engvall has been called up to the Maple Leafs to fill in for the injured Trevor Moore. He will likely be limited to a sheltered 4th-line role to start, but the Leafs are slumping and in need of a spark right now so if he can bring an energized game and create some quality chances, he could see a chance to punch above his weight. Hayden Soboleski


October 2019 – Despite some looks in pre-season with NHL linemates, Engvall has been returned to the AHL for the 2019-20 season. His much-improved two-way play makes him a valid call-up option this year, but with the organization depth in place its a safer bet to expect him to see NHL time in 2020-21. He has played well enough that he will surely get a fair crack at being an NHLer in the next year or two. Hayden Soboleski


June 2019 – Engvall’s play since transitioning to center ice has drastically upped his fantasy value and overall hype. His point totals were modest (he nearly reached 20 goals which is no small feat when you’re not on the powerplay), but his versatility shined through as a centerman and viewers got to see his lanky reach, his ability to break up plays, and his good foot speed on a more regular basis. He also still has a laser beam of a shot when he gets it in the right position. He may be in the running for a 4th-line role with the Maple Leafs sooner than later, so keep an eye on their summer moves. Hayden Soboleski


February 2019 – In an effort to better utilize the forward corps, the Marlies have started trying out Engvall at center. He looks capable so far, putting his long reach to use, so time will tell if he becomes a multi-position-eligible fantasy forward in the future. Hayden Soboleski


December 2018 – Engvall signed a two-year deal with Toronto and the AHL rookie has been proving his worth with 13 points in 19 games so far. His shooting rate is good for a fantasy forward, and he has shown his speed on multiple occasions to give himself breakaway chances. He still looks lanky but he gained significant weight in the off-season and is handling the pro league well. When the Leafs hit a cap crunch in the near future, he will be a low-cost option. Hayden Soboleski


April 2018 – Engvall’s contract in the KHL has now expired and he is hoping to sign an entry level deal with the Leafs. He is currently playing with the Marlies on a PTO. The way he has played since coming over from Europe to join the Marlies will certainly improve his chances of landing that ELC; in his nine games to finish off the season Engvall had four goals and four assists. So far in two playoff games Engvall has added another goal and is being used as one of the top forwards on the top line. Engvall is 6’4″ so having a player with good size that can score as well as use his body size to his advantage is helpful.  Brian Harling

March 2018 – Pierre has been brought over to join the Marlies again as his team in the Swedish league ended. He was brought over last year and played one game with the Marlies. So far this season, Engvall has played 2 games with the Marlies generating one goal and one assist. He seems to fit right in with the Marlies and may get to play with them through the playoff run this year. This is another late round pick that is showing promise. Engval is at least another year away from the NHL but he is a prospect that has a good chance of making the NHL in the near future.

Engvall’s move to Mora IK proved that he was able to keep up with men. His 24 points were good for 5th on his team in scoring in 2015/16, and third in the league in points by a U20 player. Last season, as his team took a step forward, so did he, finishing 4th on Mora in points, leading them in scoring in the playoffs, and helping them gain promotion into the SHL. He also once again finished third in the league in his age class (this time U21), trailing Canucks prospects Jonathan Dahlen and Elias Pettersson. 

In the 2017-18 season with HV71 Jonkoping  in 31 games Engvall had 7 goals and 13 assists for 20 to go with a plus- of 12. Engvall is a young player with offensive upside. This offensive potential is keeping his value up, though; the projections feel that if he does make it, he’s probably going to do so as a Top-6 forward, with most of the value coming from his offensive traits. – Brian Harling


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Småland TV-Pucken 8 7 2 9 4 |          
  IF Troja-Ljungby U16 U16 Elit - - - - - |          
  IF Troja-Ljungby J18 J18 Elit 25 9 4 13 10 |          
  Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 5 2 0 2 0 |          
 2012-2013 Frölunda HC J18 J18 Elit 20 11 9 20 16 |          
  Frölunda HC J18 J18 Allsvenskan 10 7 7 14 6 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
  Frölunda HC J20 SuperElit 4 2 0 2 0 |          
  Sweden U17 WHC-17 6 2 1 3 2 |          
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 7 1 0 1 4 |          
 2013-2014 Frölunda HC J18 J18 Elit 9 6 18 24 6 |          
  Frölunda HC J20 JCWC 4 0 1 1 2 |          
  Frölunda HC J18 J18 Allsvenskan 7 5 7 12 2 | Playoffs 5 1 0 1
  Frölunda HC J20 SuperElit 39 17 18 35 42 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
  IF Troja-Ljungby HockeyAllsvenskan 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 6 3 0 3 0 |          
 2014-2015 Frölunda HC J20 SuperElit 38 17 34 51 50 | Playoffs 8 5 1 6 10 
  Frölunda HC Champions HL 2 1 0 1 0 |          
  Frölunda HC SHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  IK Oskarshamn HockeyAllsvenskan 10 0 0 0 0 |          
  Sweden U19 (all) International-Jr 1 1 0 1 0 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 3 1 0 1 2 |          
 2015-2016 Mora IK J20 SuperElit 0 0 0 0 0 | Relegation 2 1 4 5
  Mora IK HockeyAllsvenskan 50 12 12 24 12 | Qualification 5 1 0 1
 2016-2017 Mora IK HockeyAllsvenskan 50 21 19 40 20 | Qualification 9 5 5 10
  Toronto Marlies AHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
 2017-2018 HV71 SHL 31 7 13 20 12 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1
  HV71 Champions HL 5 0 4 4 4 |          
  Toronto Marlies AHL 9 4 4 8 2 | Playoffs 20 3 5 8
 2018-2019 Toronto Marlies AHL 70 19 13 32 57 | Playoffs 13 1 6 7
 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 8 7 15 6 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
  Toronto Marlies AHL 15 7 9 16 6 |          
 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL - - - - - |