MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens announced today that centreman Andreas Engqvist
has been called up from the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs. Engqvist will take part in the team practice on Thursday, at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.
The 6’04’’, 197 lbs centreman, aged 23, appeared in 38 games with the Bulldogs this season, registering 14 points (6 goals, 8 assists). One of his goals was scored on the power play. Engqvist has also collected 73 shots on goal, maintained a +5 plus/minus differential and served 10 penalty minutes.
Engqvist played with Djurgarden of the Swedish Elite League from 2005-06 to 2009-10, recording 58 points (29-29-58) and 74 penalty minutes in 181 games. He also amassed 4 points (1-3-4) in 9 games in the 2010 World Hockey Championship in Germany.
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