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The Toronto Maple Leafs kicked off their offseason signings Thursday by inking a handful of European prospects to entry-level contracts.

Their most notable signing is Par Lindholm, who played for Sweden at PyeongChang 2018 and finished fourth in Swedish Hockey League (SHL) scoring this season after racking up 18 goals and 29 assists in 49 games for Skelleftea AIK.

The versatile forward can contribute at both ends of the ice and could be a potential fit for the Leafs’ fourth-line center role.

Here are the Leafs’ other signings from Thursday:

  • Pierre Engvall (F) – The 21-year-old 2014 seventh-round pick of the Leafs signed a two-year deal. He had eight points in nine regular-season games for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies.
  • Igor Ozhiganov (D) – The 25-year-old signed a one-year deal after appearing in 42 games with CSKA Moscow of the KHL this season, registering two goals and seven assists.
  • Jesper Lindgren (D) – The 20-year-old 2015 fourth-round pick of the Leafs signed a three-year contract. He collected one assist in four games for the Marlies after coming over from Finland after the Liiga season.

While Engvall, Ozhiganov, and Lindgren might be hard-pressed to crack Toronto’s lineup next season, Lindholm presents a little more intrigue.

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