Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed forward Liam Ohgren to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Ohgren, 18 (1/28/04), collected 58 points (33-25=58) and a plus-41 rating in 30 games with Djurgarden in the Swedish Junior League in 2021-22. He was named the Best Forward in Sweden’s junior league last season after leading all players in goals, points and plus-minus rating. The 6-foot-1, 201-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden, also appeared in 25 games with Djurgarden in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). The left-shot forward served as team captain and won a gold medal with Sweden at the 2022 IIHF Under-18 World Championship. Ohgren ranked fourth on the team with nine points (3-6=9) in six games during the tournament and netted the game-winning goal in the gold medal game against the United States. He also represented Sweden at the 2021 Hlinka Gretzky Cup (bronze medal) and at the 2021 Four Nations Tournament.
Minnesota selected Ohgren with the 19th overall selection in the 2022 NHL Draft.