Toronto Maple Leafs release 2017 rookie tournament roster

The Maple Leafs have signed their top pick from the 2017 entry draft, Timothy Liljegren, and Lou Lamoriello had nothing but good things to say about the prospect.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced a roster of 26 players who will represent the team at a three-day prospects tournament that will run from Sept. 8-10 at Ricoh Coliseum.

Headlining the group for the Leafs is 2017 first-rounder (17th overall) Timothy Liljegren, a highly touted two-way defenceman from Sweden. At the start of last season, Liljegren was ranked as high as No. 2 in pre-season NHL draft rankings, but fell down to a mid-round pick in June after a season slowed by injury.

Here is a full list of the players who will compete at the tournament against top prospects from the Canadiens and Senators:

PLAYER POS 2016-17 CLUB(S)
Bobylev, Vladimir F Victoria (WHL) / Moscow (KHL) / Khimik Voskresensk (VHL)
Bracco, Jeremy F Kitchener (OHL) / Windsor (OHL)
Brooks, Adam F Regina (WHL)
Coskey, Cole F Saginaw (OHL)
Dermott, Travis D Toronto (AHL)
Duquette, Marc-Olivier D Drummondville (QMJHL)
Dupuy, Jean F Rochester (AHL)
Dzierkals, Martins F Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
Gordeev, Fedor D Flint (OHL) / Hamilton (OHL)
Grundstrom, Carl F Toronto (AHL) / Frolunda (SHL)
Kaskisuo, Kasimir G Toronto (AHL) / Orlando (ECHL)
Korostelev, Nikita F Peterborough (OHL) / Sarnia (OHL)
Liljegren, Timothy D Rogel BK (SHL) 
Lindberg, Tobias F Toronto (AHL
Marchment, Mason F Toronto (AHL) / Orlando (ECHL)
Mattinen, Nicolas D London (OHL)
McGregor, Ryan F Sarnia (OHL)
Middleton, Keaton D Saginaw (OHL)
Moore, Trevor F Toronto (AHL)
Nielsen, Andrew D Toronto (AHL)
Piccinich, JJ F London (OHL)
Pospisil, Kristian F Sioux City (USHL)
Rasanen, Eemeli D Kingston (OHL)
Scott, Ian G Prince Albert (WHL)
Smart, Jonathan D Regina (WHL) / Kelowna (WHL)
Timashov, Dmytro F Toronto (AHL)

Prospects for the Leafs, Senators and Habs will play each other once across three days at this year’s rookie tournament. The schedule for that event is as follows:

Friday, Sept. 8: Montreal vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 9: Ottawa vs. Montreal, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 10: Toronto vs. Ottawa, 4 p.m.

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