Toronto Maple Leafs: Timothy Liljegren highlights development camp roster

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 23: A general view Timothy Liljegren is selected 17th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 23, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 23: A general view Timothy Liljegren is selected 17th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 23, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

With development camp set to open on July 6th, the Toronto Maple Leafs will have six of their seven picks from the 2017 draft in attendance, including 17th overall pick Timothy Liljegren.

The work now begins for the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ prospects with development camp set to run from July 6-12 at the MasterCard Centre. The Leafs will have 57 players attend the camp, including 21 draft picks. Here is the list of the players who will be in attendance.

2017 Development Camp Roster

Andonovski, CoreyFSt. Andrew’s College (CAHS)Camp invite
Bobylev, VladimirFMoscow (KHL) / Victoria (WHL)2016 Draft (122ndoverall)
Bracco, JeremyFKitchener (OHL) / Windsor (OHL)2015 Draft (61st overall)
Brooks, AdamFRegina (WHL)2016 Draft (92nd overall)
Chebykin, NikolaiFMoscow (KHL) / Balashikha (VHL)2016 Draft (182ndoverall)
Cook, RyanDMerrimack (H-East)Camp invite
Coskey, ColeFSaginaw (OHL)Camp invite
DeNoble, LoganFPeterborough (OHL)Camp invite
Dewar, ConnorFEverett (OHL)Camp invite
Duquette, Marc-OlivierDDrummondville (QMJHL)Camp invite
Durzi, SeanDOwen Sound (OHL)Camp invite
Dzierkals, MartinsFRouyn-Noranda (WHL)2015 Draft (68th overall)
Engvall, PierreFMora IK (SHL) / Toronto (AHL)2014 Draft (188thoverall)
Freeman, BenjaminFConnecticut (H-East)Camp invite
Garreffa, JosephDKitchener (OHL)Camp invite
Gordeev, FedorDHamilton (OHL) / Flint (OHL)2017 Draft (141stoverall)
Greenway, J.D.DWisconsin (Big-10)2016 Draft (72nd overall)
Gustafsson, GlennFOrebro (SHL) / Orebro (SuperElit)Camp invite
Hirose, TaroFMichigan State (Big-10)Camp invite
Hollowell, MacDSault Ste. Marie (OHL)Camp invite
Hutton, GrantDMiami (NCHC)Camp invite
Joshua, DakotaFOhio State (Big-10)2014 Draft (128thoverall)
Keating, AustenFOttawa (OHL)Camp invite
King, JeffDSarnia (OHL) / Orlando (ECHL)Camp invite
Korostelev, NikitaFSarnia (OHL / PeterboroughCamp invite
Koskenkorva, JesseFKarpat (SM-Liiga)Camp invite
Kozhevnikov, KirillFHC Yugra (KHL)Camp invite
Lacroix, CedricFMaine (H-East)Camp invite
Liljegren, TimothyDRogle BK (SHL) / Timra IK (Allsvenskan)2017 Draft (17th overall)
Maksimovich, KyleFErie (OHL)Camp invite
Marchment, MasonFOrlando (ECHL) / Toronto (AHL)AHL Contract
Mattinen, NicolasDLondon (OHL)2016 Draft (179thoverall)
McGregor, RyanFSarnia (OHL)2017 Draft (172ndoverall)
McIndoe, EthanFSpokane (WHL)Camp invite
Middleton, KeatonDSaginaw (OHL)2016 Draft (101stoverall)
Murphy, ConnorGSpringfield (USPHL)Camp invite
Mustaniemi, AleksiDSalem State (MASCAC)Camp invite
Nyman, LinusFKingston (OHL)Camp invite
O’Connell, RyanDSt. Andrew’s College (CAHS)2017 Draft (203rdoverall)
O’Grady, ReaganDSudbury (OHL)Camp invite
Papirny, JordanGSwift Current (WHL)Camp invite
Piccinich, J.J.FLondon (OHL)2014 Draft (103rdoverall)
Pospisil, KristianFSioux City (USHL)Camp invite
Rasanen, EemeliDKingston (OHL)2017 Draft (59th overall)
Rauhauser, AlecDBowling Green State (WCHA)Camp invite
Robson, MathewGPenticton (BCHL)Camp invite
Rueschhoff, AustinFDubuque (USHL)Camp invite
Samuel, AntoineGBaie-Comeau (QMJHL)Camp invite
Scott, IanGPrince Albert (WHL2017 Draft (110thoverall)
Smart, JonathanDKelowna (WHL) / Regina (WHL)Camp invite
Stridsberg, JakobDArizona State (NCAA)Camp invite
Tavernier, SamiFMerrimack (H-East)Camp invite
Tortora, JacobFUSNTDP (USHL)Camp invite
Turkulainen, JerryFJYP (SM-Liiga) / JYP (Mestis)Camp invite
Vesey, NolanFMaine (H-East)2014 Draft (158thoverall)
Woll, JosephGBoston College (H-East)2016 Draft (62nd overall)
Yeryomenko, VladislavDCalgary (WHL)Camp invite

The obvious name that will draw the most attention is Timothy Liljegren, who was selected with the 17th overall pick in the 2017 draft. Other notable names include: Jeremy Bracco, Adam Brooks, Martins Dzierkals, J,D, Greenway, Dakota Joshua, J.J. Piccinich, Eemeli Rasanen, Ian Scott, and Joseph Woll. It is surprising to see the number of invitees that were not drafted by the Leafs, especially if any are able to impress enough to be an option with the Toronto Marlies.

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16 players will be returning from last year’s camp, but not attending are Yegor Korkshov and Vladislav Kara. This will be an important camp for Liljegren as he is expected to go back to Sweden this year, so the Leafs will want to get as much work done with him before he leaves.

Bracco and Brooks are expected to make the move to the Marlies this season and will likely lead waht should be another young forward group. It will be interesting to see how Dzierkals does after he had some injuries to overcome in 2016. Piccinich is looking to move on from junior hockey after scoring 138 points in 132 games with the London Knights. In net, Woll has a shot to be the starting goalie with team USA at the World Juniors in Buffalo, but it will be some time before the Leafs see him make the move to professional hockey.

Next: More invites to development camp

The Leafs will prepare their prospects for the rookie tournament that will take place from September 8-10 at Ricoh Coliseum.