Maple Leafs sign D Liljegren to 3-year entry-level deal
Timothy Liljegren puts on a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey after being selected by the team in the first round of the NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017 5:01PM EDT
TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenceman Timothy Liljegren to a three-year entry-level contract.
The 18-year-old native of Kristianstad, Sweden was selected 17th overall by the Maple Leafs in last month's NHL draft.
Liljegren had five points (one goal, four assists) in 19 games last season with with Rogle BK of the top tier Swedish Hockey League. He also had one assist in five games with Timra IK in the second-tier Allsvenskan league and seven points (five goals, two assists) in 12 games with Rogle's junior team.