Timothy Liljegren

by Peter Harling on June 23, 2017

 

Timothy Liljegren, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 192

Born: 1999-04-30

Hometown:  Kristianstad, SWE

Drafted: 1st round 2017 17th overall TOR

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

February 2017 – Liljegren was the early second overall ranked prospect for the 2017 draft. He missed time due to Mono and injuries which cost him a shot at the World Junior and subsequently he has slipped down some rankings. He is a mobile two-way puck moving defender that moves the puck up ice either by crisp, smart passes or carrying the puck with his long powerfuil skating stride. He hakes good reads and reacts smart and quickly processing the game at a high level. Liljegren has shown well playing against men at the pro level in Sweden as well as in international tournaments such as the U18 in North Dakota and the Five Nations most recently. Don’t let Liljegren fall down your draft rankings as he should be the first defenceman selected in any draft.  Peter Harling

 

Fantasy Outlook: A-

Top-pairing NHL defenseman with offensive upside.

 

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  • BigM027

    Steal of the draft for the leafs. Fantastic pick. Can’t believe he fell to the leafs at 17

    • Mark Allan

      His disastrous season scared teams away. If that campaign turns out to be the exception, the Leafs could have a much-needed cornerstone on their blueline.

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