But they’re not alone. Jayden Struble, Adam Engstrom and Mattias Norlin-oh no, I’m not going to put Norlinnder. It’s not 2021 anymore, after all.
All this to say that Engstrom’s name is often placed in what I’ll call “the second tier” of hopefuls, but that’s not what should be done, basically.
Why not? Because the young man’s potential is very high. As Marc Dumont reports, Engstrom potentially has what it takes to play big minutes in the NHL.
In this week’s edition of the #GoHabsGo Mailbag:
– Adam Engstrom’s potential
– My favourite all-time Montreal Canadiens player
– Brendan Gallagher’s future
– Alex Lafreniere trade talk
– Carey Price’s retirement
– Falling in love with field hockey
– Montreal Hockey Now (@MTLhockeynow) July 17, 2023
Engstrom scored 16 points in 43 games in Sweden last year when he was in the SHL. That may not sound like much, but for an 18-year-old defenseman in a men’s league, it’s pretty good.
We know that the Habs have a lot of faith in him, and that he’ll be spied on next year in what will likely be his last year in Europe before making the jump to North America.
Instead of being picked among all the defensemen, he’ll get plenty of playing time in Sweden, where his club sees his enormous potential.
According to Dumont, the defenseman has first-pair NHL potential, but his floor is a little lower than the other defensemen in the pool. So it’s either a home run or a strikeout. Imagine if he became a home run…
We’ll be keeping an eye on his progress, since adding him to a good group of youngsters could pay off.
– To be continued.
– SwissHabs (@SwissHabs) July 20, 2023
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