2017 NHL Entry Draft

Timothy Liljegren

TIMOTHY LILJEGRENSweden

TORONTO • ROUND: 1 OVERALL: 17

 

Previous Team: Angelholm Rogle (SHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 14

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-0 • Weight: 191 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: April 30, 1999 • Hometown: Kristianstad, Sweden

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Angelholm (U16/U18/U20); Timra (Allsvenskan)
First NHL Contract: July 12, 2017
CHL Import Draft: 2017 by Niagara (Round 1, No. 12 Overall)
Agent: Peter Wallen (Octagon Hockey)
SHL Debut: Dec. 3, 2015 (Rogle vs. Jonkoping)
First SHL Goal: Feb. 24, 2016 (Rogle at Linkoping)

IN THE NEWS:
Difficult Year Lowered Great Expectations

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's a bit of a mess defensively, but he's dynamic and great offensively. His hockey sense may not be where it needs to be." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Elite skater in terms of both speed and agility. Moves very smoothly along the blue line and has the ability to run a PP. Defensive game is not bad, but it could use some work, and added strength will help him in battles along the boards." (Joakim Eriksson, ISS Scout)

• "He’s going to really have to simplify his game to be half-decent. That’s not what you want out of this guy. I want to see some dynamics if you’re going to take him high. I love everything about his physical skills, but he doesn’t create a lot." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "He’s an enigma. Skilled, very skilled. Probably too much hype on him coming into the year." (Anonymous NHL Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Makes crisp and imaginative passes, rushes the puck aggressively, attacking deep into offensive zone. Not getting any bigger, and size is a bit of a concern; can be overpowered in own end but is not shy and can throw big hits." (Red Line Report)