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Marlies sign draft pick Jesper Lindgren to an ATO

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After a successful run in the junior championship to cap off a tough year for MODO, Jesper Lendgren is getting some Toronto time.

2015 NHL Draft - Portraits Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The AHL transactions page today lists Jesper Lindgren as signed to an ATO by the Marlies.

Lindgren a 2015 fourth round pick of the Leafs has just finished his season in Sweden on a high note. After putting in a very good personal performance on his struggling MODO team, he helped their J20 team win a championship.

Now he’s getting another chance at playoff time in Toronto. He knows at least one person on the Marlies, Dmytro Timashov was in the MODO organization as a junior before he came to Canada.

Lindgren is a right-shooting defender, is listed at 6’ and 161 lbs and has played top pair most of the year. He was just not quite good enough to make the Swedish WJC team, but he is not far from that level.

From Elite Prospects, his career numbers:

Jesper Lindgren (Elite Prospects Data)

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2011-2012 IF Björklöven U16 U16 SM 6 0 2 2 0
2012-2013 Västerbotten TV-Pucken 8 0 5 5 4
IF Björklöven U16 U16 SM 3 0 6 6 10
IF Björklöven J18 J18 Elit 19 0 13 13 4
IF Björklöven J18 J18 Allsvenskan 16 1 2 3 4
2013-2014 MODO Hockey J18 J18 Elit 20 5 18 23 22
MODO Hockey J18 J18 Allsvenskan 15 2 7 9 12 Playoffs 5 0 0 0 0
MODO Hockey J20 SuperElit 8 1 3 4 2
Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 7 1 1 2 0
2014-2015 MODO Hockey J18 J18 Elit 1 0 1 1 2
MODO Hockey J18 J18 Allsvenskan 5 0 8 8 6 Playoffs 3 1 1 2 0
MODO Hockey J20 SuperElit 39 6 27 33 39 Playoffs 4 0 1 1 2
MODO Hockey SHL 4 0 1 1 0
Sweden U18 WJC-18 5 1 1 2 0
Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 15 1 2 3 6
2015-2016 MODO Hockey J20 SuperElit 20 4 10 14 22 Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
MODO Hockey SHL 26 2 1 3 4
IF Björklöven Allsvenskan 4 0 2 2 0
Sweden U19 (all) International-Jr 4 1 2 3 0
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 2
2016-2017 MODO Hockey J20 SuperElit 7 1 9 10 6 Playoffs 6 1 3 4 2
MODO Hockey Allsvenskan 50 3 21 24 12
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 5 0 0 0 0

It will be very interesting to see if he gets in game action, and persists through to get some playoff time. But no matter what happens, welcome to Toronto, Jesper!