TImothy Liljegren

Toronto Maple Leafs
image courtesy of Anders Bjuro

Fantasy Summary

Strong-skating defenseman with top-pairing offensive upside.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth April 30, 1999
Height 6‘0”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 1; Overall: 17

Observations

December 2018 – Liljegren has suffered a high ankle sprain and is week-to-week for the time being. This means he will likely miss the WJCs – bad news for everyone involved. Hayden Soboleski

December 2018 – The Leafs will be loaning Liljegren to Team Sweden for the upcoming WJC. As he quietly progresses in the AHL, this will be a good chance to stack up against some top competition, possibly even with the same partner (Sandin) he plays with on the Marlies. Hayden Soboleski

 

November 2018 – It would be wrong to say Liljegren has done nothing noteworthy in his second year with the Marlies so far, but he hasn’t done anything dramatic enough to change his fantasy outlook. He is slowly learning the defensive side of the game to compliment his strong offensive movement, and playing with a smart partner like Sandin could really bring him along. Expect another season of quiet development for the high-upside d-man, he will make it to the big leagues eventually but rushing helps nobody. Hayden Soboleski

 

Feb 2018 – Liljegren 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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Kristianstad/Osby J18 J18 Div.1 4 0 3 3 4 |          
  Kristianstad/Osby J20 J20 Div.1 16 1 3 4 2 | Qualification 3 0 0 0
 2013-2014 Rögle BK U16 2 U16 Div.1 1 1 2 3 0 |          
  Rögle BK U16 U16 Elit 27 22 19 41 24 |          
  Rögle BK U16 U16 SM 3 2 2 4 0 |          
 2014-2015 Rögle BK U16 U16 Elit 8 9 7 16 4 |          
  Skåne TV-Pucken 6 5 1 6 4 |          
  Rögle BK J18 J18 Elit 14 4 7 11 2 |          
  Rögle BK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 14 3 6 9 6 |          
  Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 9 3 3 6 0 |          
 2015-2016 Rögle BK J18 J18 Elit 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Rögle BK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Rögle BK J20 SuperElit 29 7 15 22 26 | Playoffs 3 1 2 3
  Rögle BK SHL 19 1 4 5 4 |          
  Sweden U17 WHC-17 6 3 2 5 6 |          
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 7 4 3 7 6 |          
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 7 1 5 6 0 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 12 1 6 7 2 |          
 2016-2017 Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 3 4 2 |          
  Rögle BK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Rögle BK J20 SuperElit 12 5 2 7 8 | Playoffs 3 1 4 5
  Rögle BK SHL 19 1 4 5 4 |          
  Timrå IK Allsvenskan 5 0 1 1 4 |          
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 7 0 2 2 4 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 17 1 9 10 8 |          
 2017-2018 Toronto Marlies AHL 44 1 16 17 20 | Playoffs 20 0 4 4
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 7 1 1 2 4 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 14 3 3 6 8 |          
 2018-2019 Toronto Marlies AHL 19 2 6 8 6 |          
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 - - - - - |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr - - - - - |          

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