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Leafs select Swedish defensemen Jesper Lindgren 95th overall in 2015 NHL Draft

With the first pick of the fourth round, the Leafs selected Jesper Lindgren of the Swedish Hockey League's (SHL) Modo.

The Leafs opened the fourth round with a bang, taking Jesper Lindgren of Modo, a former teammate of top Leafs prospect William Nylander.

Lidngren, my 58th ranked prospect in my final ranking with McKeen's Hockey, fell to the Leafs with the 95th selection.

Like Dermott, Lindgren isn't overly big for a defender, standing just 6-0, but his offensive instincts are a strength. This season, prior to joining Modo for a few games down the stretch, Lindgren was one of if not the best player in the team's J20 program.

He also represented Sweden at U18s this season, impressing there as well.

In 39 games with the J20 program, Lindgren registered 33 points, including six goals. More a passer than a shooter, Lindgren's heads-up style will translate well onto the North American ice surface.

Lindgren's offensive instincts are headlined by strong puck carrying ability and impressive awareness, finding teammates cross-ice.

Internationally, Lindgren manned the hashmarks as a forward on Sweden's powerplay at both the U18s and the 5 Nations Cup.

And despite his slender appearance, Lindgren plays a physical man-on-man tempo, remaining active on incoming puck carriers.

Like Dermott, drafted in the second round, Lindgren plays a possession-driving style, hanging onto the puck if need be to wait for plays to develop. A smart player.