Pierre doesn’t seem so lucky this season, as he finds himself in the unfortunate situation of being waivers exempt. While he’s shown himself capable of being amongst those competing for Leafs depth roles this season, the fact that he can be sent down to the Marlies or taxi squad with ease may keep him off the roster, at least full time.
For that reason, Pierre Engvall’s number is 15. For the number of games remaining in his waivers exempt status.
So, it seems unfair to put Engvall a notch down in the pecking order strictly because of his situation, and in fact, there is a case for the Leafs needing to play Engvall for at least 18 games this season, and that reason is the expansion draft. The Leafs could come up short on players under contract who are eligible to be selected by Seattle, and Engvall is one the players who could most easily hit that mark, especially if those games are prorated based on the shortened season. Though enough about that, let’s talk about if Engvall merits being used by the Leafs from day one.
It didn’t feel like it, but Engvall found his way …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation