Earlier at this time, the Leafs dropped this tiny little bit of reports on us.
The @MapleLeafs have signed Pierre Engvall to a two-year entry stage contract, Jesper Lindgren to a three-year entry stage contract, Pär Lindholm to a one-year entry stage contract and Igor Ozhiganov to a one-year entry stage contract. #TMLtalk
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) May 17, 2018
So, let’s unpack this just a little bit.
Pierre Engvall was a seventh spherical choose means again within the Dave Nonis period of 2014. Since then, he put up 64 factors in 100 video games with Mora IK in Hockeyettan (the third tier of ice hockey in Sweden) from 2015-17, and 20 factors in 31 video games with HV71 Jonkoping within the SHL in 2017-18, earlier than signing an newbie tryout contract with the Marlies, the place he had eight factors in 9 video games, and has 7 factors in 9 playoff video games to this point.
Jesper Lindgren was a 4th spherical choose in 2015, and after placing up 24 factors in 50 video games with MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik in Hockeyettan in 2016-17, and eight factors in 43 video games with HPK Hameenlinna in SM-Liiga this season earlier than becoming a member of the Marlies, the place he had 1 level in four common season video games.
Par Lindholm is an undrafted 26 12 months outdated middle, coming off a profession 12 months within the SHL, the place he put up 47 factors in 49 video games with Skelleftea AIK this season. Igor Ozhiganov is an undrafted 25 12 months outdated defenseman, who put up 9 factors in 42 video games with CSKA Moscow within the KHL this season. Both gamers had been rumoured to signal with the Leafs for some time, with Ozhiganov courting again to August 2017.
Engvall and Lindgren are probably gamers who’re going to are available and take the place of the graduating Marlies, though they may undoubtedly get their shot at making the Leafs as effectively, whereas I’d think about that Lindholm and Ozhiganov might be competing for a spot on the Leafs out of coaching camp.