NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs 2017 first-round pick Timothy Liljegren inks entry-level contract

By The Sports Xchange   |   July 12, 2017 at 11:03 PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs signed their first-round pick, defenseman Timothy Liljegren, to a three-year, entry-level contract on Wednesday.

Liljegren, 18, was selected by the Maple Leafs with the 17th overall pick in last month's NHL draft.

In 2016-17, the Kristianstad, Sweden, native collected one goal and four assists in 19 games with Rogle BK (SHL), one assist in five games with Timra IK (Allsvenskan) and seven points (five goals, two assists) in 12 games with Rogle BK J20 (SuperElit).

Liljegren participated in the Maple Leafs' development camp at MasterCard Centre in Toronto this week.

"We saw exactly what we thought we would -- an outstanding skater, great poise out there," Toronto general manager Lou Lamoriello said.

Liljegren is expected spend the 2017-18 season either back in Sweden or with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.

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