Timothy Liljegren

by Brian Harling on February 3, 2018


Timothy Liljegren, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 192

Born: 1999-04-30

Hometown:  Kristianstad, SWE

Drafted: 1st round 2017 17th overall TOR







Feb 2018 - Lilegren is developing well after he had a successful but not outstanding run with Sweden at the World Junior Championship. In 21 games with the Marlies, Lilegren has one goal and nine assists for ten points. Lilegren’s skating is being displayed regularly as not many can match his ability. He plays well especially in the offensive end, and his defense is steady but needs some more development time. It is likely that Lilegren will play at least another year with the Marlies before he will be ready for the NHL. Brian Harling


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.