Maple Leafs sign Liljegren to 2-year, $2.8M extension

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The Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenseman Timothy Liljegren to a two-year contract extension with an average annual value of $1.4 million, the team announced Monday.

Liljegren was set to be a restricted free agent without arbitration rights. He'll still be an RFA following the duration of his new contract.

The 23-year-old Swede is coming off a stellar rookie campaign, tallying 23 points in 61 games while averaging 16:24 of ice time per contest. His underlying numbers were off the charts, too.

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Liljegren finished 11th in Calder Trophy voting for his efforts, receiving one fourth-place vote and a trio of fifth-place votes.

The Maple Leafs selected Liljegren 17th overall in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Toronto now has three remaining RFAs in need of new deals: fellow defenseman Rasmus Sandin, and forwards Pierre Engvall and Ondrej Kase.

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