Timothy Liljegren is the Leafs’ 4th ranked prospect

Having been around these parts for quite a while now, Liljegren has garnered a reputation of being a more veteran player than the rest of this year’s prospect ranking cohort. However, at just 21, he’s still a young potential bright spot in this organization’s future. Liljegren joined the Leafs after having been widely projected to go somewhere in the top 3 in his draft. H e contracted mononucleosis (“mono” for short) which significantly affected his ability to perform in his draft year, and ultimately affected his draft ranking.
Toronto was happy to capitalize on his fall down the draft board, as he still remains one of the most promising players in their future plans. Let’s see how he fares in this bunch.
Rank
Grade
NHL Readiness
4
B
0-1 years
Position: Right Defense
Age: 21
Height: 6’0″ / 183 cmWeight: 192 lbs / 87 kg
Shoots: Right
Drafted: 2017 round 1 #17 overall
What kind of player is he?
Liljegren is a two-way defender that has been establishing the more defensive side of the game since joining the Toronto Marlies following his draft year.
Liljegren plays as a top defender in the AHL, responsible for all of the tough assignments at that level, and also relied on to …

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Author: Ryan Hobart / The Leafs Nation

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