Heard the news about this signing.
Andreas Engqvist is a 6’3 center…. he’s 21 years old and sign a 2 way deal for 3 years.
I’ve never seen this guy play, unless he was playing some of the world junior games when I was watching or something…. but as far as I’ve read, this guy was undrafted. At least over on hockeydb.com , there is no listing of any draft information.
And his page on Eliteprospects.com:
Timmins must have seen something that he really liked in him (Gainey too) to offer the 3 year deal.
He’s definately a type of player that they need… he’s got pretty good size, and the scouting report is that he’s got good vision and passes well.
Will he play in Montreal this year? Probably not. But this move does accomplish something… helps add pieces in Hamilton…. Montreal has a few prospects on defense that could possibly see some ice this year… Mathieu Carle, Yannick Weber, P.K. Subban (can’t wait to see you in Montreal PK!)… Engqvist adds a big young center in development. Possibly taking a future roster spot.
And as I saw posted in a couple of spots… here’s a video of Andreas Engqvist.