Being a minor-league player for the Ottawa Senators for much of his career, Englund really got his first consistent taste of NHL action last season with the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Colorado Avalanche. In 36 games played for Colorado, Englund garnered only four assists but laid down a whopping 106 hits, also throwing in a few fights.
A midseason trade with the Chicago Blackhawks that landed defenseman Jack Johnson back with the Avalanche, Englund saw his ice time dramatically increase by almost four minutes on average. However, he only suited up in 11 games for Chicago, tallying one assist and 29 hits.
A defensive defenseman through and through, the addition of Englund will make the Kings harder to play against when he is in their lineup. Standing at 6 feet-3 inches and almost 190 pounds, Englund is one of the heaviest hitters in the game today. Much like he was on the Avalanche, Englund will once again join a contender as an extremely intimidating force on the back end.