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A Canadiens Prospect could Cause a Huge Surprise in the Coming Years

Published July 18, 2023 at 5:29 PM

During the 2022 draft, the Montreal Canadiens' management selected Adam Engstrom at the end of the third round (92nd overall choice). Even though he was little known at the time, he has shown a dramatic improvement this year, demonstrating that he has a very interesting potential.

Indeed, after recording a total of 28 points in 45 games with Djugardens, in the Swedish junior ranks, Adam Engstrom followed up with remarkable stats this season. The 19-year-old defenseman was simply phenomenal, scoring 4 goals and 9 assists (13 points) in just 7 games.

His performances notably earned him a promotion within the Rogle BK Angelholm in the Swedish first division. Upon his arrival with his new team, he proved that he is destined for a very promising future by becoming one of the best defenders of his team. Engstrom also continued to make an impressive offensive contribution, recording 16 points in 43 games. Moreover, he finished first in Rogle BK with a haul of 5 points in 9 games during the playoffs.

Marc Dumont, a former member of the organization, was asked about the young defenseman's potential. His response was very telling, as he mentioned that Adam Engstrom could become a top-2 defenseman in the NHL, if he reaches his full potential.

"Ceiling? Top pairing. But I'd suggest his floor is a little lower than some of the other top defensive prospects. It's one of those boom or busts situations.

On that note, he has the perfect skill set for the NHL, and his development with Rogle has been very encouraging.

Don't sleep on Engstrom.
" - Marc Dumont

Wow! It's very encouraging to hear such a statement!

Adam Engstrom possibly was one of the best players of the Canadiens during the intra-squad match among the organization's prospects at the development camp. It will certainly be very interesting to follow his performances at the training camp in September, but also during the next season, as he is expected to return to play in Sweden.

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A Canadiens Prospect could Cause a Huge Surprise in the Coming Years

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