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Timothy Liljegren of the Toronto Maple Leafs shoots in the first period during a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on April 21 in Tampa, Fla.Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenceman Timothy Liljegren to a two-year contract extension with an average annual value of US$1.4 million.

The 23-year-old Swede had 23 points (five goals, 18 assists) in 61 regular-season games with the Maple Leafs in 2021-22. He also appeared in two playoff games.

Liljegren was selected by Toronto in the first round, 17th overall, of the 2017 NHL draft.

He has 24 points (five goals, 19 assists) in 74 career regular-season games with the Maple Leafs.

Liljegren has made 148 regular-season appearances with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies, putting up 73 points (11 goals, 62 assists).

He has nine assists in 33 AHL post-season games and won a Calder Cup in 2018 with the Marlies.