Ranking The Top 20 Ottawa Senators Prospects: #10 – #6

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6. Andreas Englund

Defenceman –Djurgården — 2014 2nd round pick (Ottawa Senators)

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Englund was Ottawa’s top draft choice in the 2014 draft after the team traded their first round selection to the Anaheim Ducks in the Bobby Ryan deal. Englund has many of the same qualities as previously mentioned player Fredrik Claesson and each could show up in the NHL over the next few seasons.

I have Englund ranked higher on this list simply because he is younger and how he is viewed by the organization. Taken at 40th overall, Englund was a pick that surprised Senators management when he was still on the board. It was widely reported that the Senators were also looking to trade into the top 30 of last year’s draft, a move that asst. GM Pierre Dorion would have been done to choose Englund.

Still just 19, Englund played with men in Sweden’s highest league and was world junior this year, although he wasn’t a big piece on team Sweden’s roster.

Overall, Englund is a responsible player. Think Marc Methot for a current Senators comparison. Just a steady, simple defender who plays an intelligent and important game.

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