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2017 NHL Draft Profile: Timothy Liljegren has top-three potential but may end up as a bargain for someone

June 1st, 2017 at 1:06 PM
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Timothy Liljegren NHL draft profile | SB Nation 2017 NHL Draft…

Timothy Liljegren is the Austin Powers of this draft: an international man of mystery.

Posted by Canes Country on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

In our 2017 NHL Draft Preview, we look closely at some of the prospects that could be available when the Hurricanes draft at 12th overall on June 23 in Chicago.

Timothy Liljegren

  • DOB: April 30, 1999 – Kristianstad, Sweden
  • Team: Rogle BK (SHL)
  • Defenseman | Shoots: R | 6’0″, 192 pounds
  • 2016-17 Stats: 19 GP – 1G, 4A, 5 Points, 4 PIM

Prospect Breakdown

Timothy Liljegren did not have the 2016-17 season he, or many draft analysts, expected. The mid-sized defenseman was plagued with injuries and illnesses, including mononucleosis, that kept him off the ice for long stretches and had a substantial effect on his draft ranking. Liljegren was atop many early- and mid-season rankings, battling future stars Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier at the top of lists, before falling into the …

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