Engelland has announced his retirement from professional hockey.
Engelland played a total of 11 NHL seasons split between the Penguins, Flames and Golden Knights during his career, totaling 30 goals, 97 assists and a whopping 579 PIM in 671 appearances. Although his playing days are over, Engelland will remain in the world of professional hockey as a member of Vegas' front office staff.
According to general manager Kelly McCrimmon, Engelland turned down an opportunity to be moved to another team at the trade deadline, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Engelland could have gotten more playing time with the club that expressed interest in acquiring him at the deadline, but he decided to remain with the Golden Knights because he believed the team had a real chance of winning the Stanley Cup this year. He wasn't far off, as Vegas made it all the way to the Western Conference finals before being knocked out by the Stars. It remains to be seen if the Knights, or any NHL club for that matter, will express interest in signing the 38-year-old blueliner to a short-term deal this offseason.
Engelland has appeared in only one of a possible 17 games this calendar year.
Vegas traded for veteran Alec Martinez and it had been getting rink run out of undrafted prospect Zach Whitecloud prior to the season's suspension, consequently leaving Engelland devoid of opportunities. The 37-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, though retirement is certainly possible for the alternate captain.
Engelland posted a career-high 52.8 Corsi For percentage through 47 games leading up to the All-Star break.
This metric shows that the Golden Knights are controlling the puck more often than not with Engelland actively patrolling the blue line. He hasn't recorded a point in 14 straight games, but the Vegas native remains a respected locker-room leader for the young franchise.
Engelland registered an assist, two blocked shots and two PIM in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks.
Engelland has been relatively productive with a goal and three assists through 10 December games. The 37-year-old defenseman has six points, 86 hits, 58 blocked shots and 22 PIM through 33 contests this year.
Engelland scored a goal on four shots, dished two hits and went plus-3 in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Engelland was all over the scoresheet, and his tally ended up being the game-winner to boot. The 37-year-old defenseman has only four points this season, but he's added 72 hits, 51 blocked shots and 18 PIM with a plus-6 rating. He's not likely to interest fantasy owners outside the deepest of formats.
Engelland will suit up for Sunday's contest against the Flames.
Engelland had been a healthy scratch in four of the last six games and has just two assists in 17 contests this season. The 37-year-old blueliner should see bottom-pair minutes while he's in the lineup.
Engelland is a healthy scratch for Tuesday's road game against the Blue Jackets, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Engelland has just two points through the first 15 games, and his possession metrics are iffy with a 45.0 Corsi For percentage. Nicolas Hague will fill into the bottom pairing in his place.
Engelland (lower body) had five hits, five blocked shots and two PIM in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Canadiens.
Engelland didn't miss a game with the injury, which was suffered in Sunday's game against the Ducks. The defenseman has only two points in 14 games this year, but he's added 36 hits and 30 blocks as well as a major defensive presence.
Engelland (lower body) is in the projected lineup for Thursday's matchup with Montreal, NHL.com's Danny Webster reports.
Engelland suffered a minor lower-body injury during Sunday's 5-2 win over Anaheim, but he was never in serious danger of missing Thursday's tilt. The veteran blueliner will skate with Shea Theodore on Vegas' second pairing against the Canadiens.
Coach Gerard Gallant confirmed that Engelland is dealing with a minor lower-body injury and is considered "day-to-day," David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
This news confirms Sunday night's report that Engelland avoided a serious injury, and he should have a good shot at suiting up Thursday against the Canadiens. If he's unable to go, however, the team will likely call up and deploy Jake Bischoff and/or Nicolas Hague.
Engelland is dealing with a minor lower-body injury after Sunday's game, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Engelland left Sunday's game against Anaheim but head coach Gerard Gallant says that it was a minor tweak and he left for precautionary reasons. Judging off those comments, the 37-year-old blueliner may be good to go after a bit of rest before Thursday's tilt against Montreal.
Engelland recorded an assist and a game-high four blocked shots in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Penguins.
Engelland isn't known for his offense, but every now and then, he'll make his way onto the scoresheet. Only Shea Theodore has more shots (20) than Engelland (15) among Golden Knights defensemen, and the spirited veteran remains a go-to in shorthanded situations based on him averaging 4:48 of ice time in that key special teams spot.
Engelland collected an assist in Saturday's 6-2 home win over the Flames.
Engelland is performing as expected in the infancy of the 2019-20 campaign. While he's only recorded a single point, the elder statesman has accrued nine blocked shots, 11 hits and 12 PIM through five games. Engelland plays with a lot of heart, which makes him an ideal fit for the young franchise, but deploying the Vegas native as an everyday fantasy starter is not a gamble worth taking.
Engelland inked a one-year contract worth $700,000 AAV with the Golden Knights on Tuesday.
The long-time Vegas resident was able to hit the open market this offseason, but elected to stay in his familiar place. He continues to be a solid shutdown blueliner based on his regular-season output of 165 hits and 152 blocked shots. At 37 years old, it's unrealistic to expected him to be an every-night defenseman at this point in his career, but he certainly will fulfill a veteran role on a young and emerging d-core. His deal also includes incentives that could total up to an AAV of $1.5 million.
Engelland managed only one point -- an assist -- in Vegas' seven-game playoff run facing the Sharks, though he did amass 23 hits and 21 blocked shots.
Engelland has been instrumental in helping the city of Las Vegas heal from a tragic shooting since the beginning of last season, but the long-time Vegas resident will have the option to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent this summer. Even though he's had career stops in Pittsburgh and Calgary, it's difficult to picture Engelland playing with any team but the Golden Knights. He continues to be a solid shutdown blueliner based on his regular-season output of 165 hits and 152 blocked shots, though Engelland is 37 years old, so it'll be interesting to see whether he's even interested in advancing his NHL career.
Engelland generated an assist and four hits in Monday's 7-3 win over the Sharks.
Engelland reached 10 points over 66 games this season, but his primary source of value is from his 150 hits and 133 blocked shots. It's actually been one of his weaker campaigns for points, but he's a 15-point blueliner at best at 36 years old.
Engelland scored his second goal of the season to secure a 2-1 win over the Flames on Wednesday.
The goal came 9:30 into the third period, and it was enough to break the 1-1 tie the teams had battled to at that point. Engelland has nine points in 61 games, a drastic regression from the career-high 23 he had last season. With 141 hits and 123 blocked shots this year, he may provide some depth value to fantasy owners in deeper formats.
Engelland collected an apple and added five hits in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Stars.
Engelland has two assists in 12 games in February but has also tallied 42 hits and 32 blocked shots this month. He's much more known for his defense, with 133 hits and 115 blocks this season, but the lack of point production limits his fantasy appeal.
Engelland has one assist in seven games in February.
He sits at seven points through 52 games. The defensive defenseman does have 24 hits over that span, including six in a 6-3 loss to the Maple Leafs on Thursday, as well as 19 blocked shots. With 115 hits and 102 blocks this season, you can likely find a defenseman with more points than Engelland to fill out your roster.
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