Timoth Liningren was selected 13th overall today in the CHL Import Draft by the Niagara Ice Dogs. Crazy how it’s now been 28 teams that have passed on this guy in just under a week!
— Niagara IceDogs (@OHLIceDogs) June 28, 2017
You can see all of today’s selections here: or by finding that one person who tweets out all the picks for some reason on twitter dot com.
Andrei Svechnikov, younger brother of Detroit prospect Evgeny, was taken first overall by the Barrie Colts. “Svech” is a rumoured first overall pick candidate for next year’s NHL entry draft, where we’ll see Detroit in the running for the top spot all year long.
It’s still unclear whether Liljegren will report to Niagara or choose another playing option, most likely staying with Rogle BK in the SHL. While some anonymous Leafs fans have already called the potential move to the OHL a disaster, it might be in the Leafs best interests to keep their boy close to home. He is also AHL eligible, but if he decides to play in the OHL then he’d be ineligible to be sent back to the AHL in the same season.
In recent years, the IceDogs have kept Dougie Hamilton and Alex Pietrangelo in their draft+1 years. Decent company, I’ll say.
— Eliteprospects (@eliteprospects) June 28, 2017
Well, there goes that. Maybe. Who knows!