For a NY Islanders team pushed up against the cap ceiling, Pierre Engvall provides relief over the next seven seasons at a $3M cap hit. Acquired near the trade deadline last season for a third-round pick, the Ljungby Sweden native provided an element of speed the team was missing since the departure of Anthony Beauvillier.
Engvall seemed to have benefitted from the move out of Toronto as his production improved, though over a small sample size. Appearing in 48 games with the Maple Leafs, Engvall averaged .36 points per game, improving that number to .50 following his move to Long Island.
Right off the bat, Engvall seemed to hit it off with Brock Nelson and Kyle Palmieri, forming one of the league's top lines during their short time together.
Committed to Long Island for the foreseeable future, Engvall will look to keep the same energy going from the tail end of 2022-23 when he was one of the Islanders' top forwards.