2017 NHL Draft

Tim Liljegren

Rogle (SHL)

Steve Kournianos  |  05/10/2017 |  New York  |  

Profile

Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Right
Height/Weight: 6’0, 190 lbs
Born: April 30, 1999 | Angelholm, Sweden
Nation: Sweden

The Draft Analyst Ranking:

PRE SEP OCT FEB APR JUN
3 3 4 5 8 10

Regular Season

Season Team GP G A PTS PIM  +/-
 2016-17 U18 Ivan Hlinka 5 1 3 4 2 -1
 2016-17  Rogle J20 (SuperElit) 12 5 2 7 8 -7
 2016-17 Rogle (SHL) 19 1 4 5 4 -3
 2016-17 Timra (Allsvenskan) 5 0 1 1 4 -2
 2016-17 World U18 WC 7 0 2 2 4 -5
 2015-16  Rogle J20 (SuperElit) 29 7 15 22 26 22
 2015-16 Rogle (SHL) 19 1 4 5 4 -7
 2015-16 World U17 HC 6 3 2 5 6
 2015-16 World U18 WC 7 1 5 6 0 0

Scouting Report

Swift-skating blueliner with a cannon of a shot who was a preseason favorite to challenge for first overall in 2017 before a bout of mononucleosis kept him shelved until mid-November. Liljegren is a fantastic skater, graceful and fluid in the mold of Scott Niedermayer. He has a quick first step, and his lateral movement and agility allow him to attack openings without fear of being trapped. While his understanding of play development within his own zone is a work in progress, Liljegren is a sound decision maker with the puck on his stick once he crosses the opposing blue line. There are occasions where he displays textbook one-on-one coverage and understands when to release from chasing, and his active stick and timely poke checks can save him from instances in which he overcommits or loses a step to an onrushing opponent. More of a shooter than a playmaker, Liljegren nevertheless can connect on the home run pass with pinpoint accuracy, although forcing passes in the face of a forecheck is an area he must improve in. He has star potential and could very easily end up as the most productive NHL rearguard among any 2017 draft peers.