Toronto Maple Leafs extend Timothy Liljegren, say goodbye to forward

Graham Montgomery
June 30, 2024  (5:41 PM)

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Timothy Liljegren addressing the media
Photo credit: Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs just announced their list of qualifying offers for their restricted free agents this summer.

Unsurprisingly, the Leafs elected to issue qualifying offers to several players including defenseman Timothy Liljegren and forward Nick Robertson. Of course, this does not mean that any of these players will accept their qualifying offers, but it does mean that the team will retain their rights for at least one more year.
The @MapleLeafs have extended qualifying offers to Nick Robertson, Alex Steeves, Conor Dewar and Timothy Liljegren.

The club did not extend a qualifying offer to Noah Gregor.
In the case of Timothy Liljegren, that will be at least two more years, as the Leafs announced a proper, two-year extension for the 25-year-old at the same time.
The Maple Leafs have signed Timothy Liljegren to a two-year, $6M extension, per @FriedgeHNIC. 🍁
Liljegren took a big step up in terms of his role with the club this season and it paid off as he matched his career high in scoring, even with fewer games played than past seasons due to a high ankle sprain which kept him out of the lineup for an extended period of time.
Timothy Liljegren, signed 2x$3M by TOR, is a second-pairing two-way puck-moving defenceman. This season he proved that he could keep up his performance in a bigger role, but admittedly has not yet shown that he can do it in the playoffs as well. #LeafsForever
The only player not to receive a qualifying offer was depth forward Noah Gregor. Gregor got into 63 games with the Leafs this season and scored 6 goals and 12 points.