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Wild sign 1st-round pick Liam Ohgren to 3-year deal

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Jul 7, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CANADA; Liam Ohgren shakes hands with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman after being selected as the number nineteen overall pick to the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Wild signed first-round pick Liam Ohgren to a three-year, entry-level contract Saturday.

The 18-year-old Swedish forward was the 19th overall selection in this month’s draft.

He totaled 58 points (33 goals, 25 assists) in just 30 games for Djurgarden in the Swedish Junior League in 2021-22. He was named the league’s best forward after leading the circuit in goals, points and plus-minus rating (plus-41).

The 6-foot-1, 201-pound Ohgren captained the gold medal-winning squad at the 2022 IIHF Under-18 World Championship, scoring three goals and six assists in nine games. He scored the game-winning goal for Sweden in the final against the United States.

–Field Level Media