European Prospects Toronto Maple Leafs Should Sign

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Int’l Hockey Crowd (s.yume – Flickr) []Tim Heed, Sweden

Tim Heed is an right-handed offensive-minded defenseman who made the transition from forward to defence and has performed well. He has a good shot from the point and a highly-skilled playmaker from the blueline. Useful on the powerplay and has good mobility.

Heed would be a top defence man if he played for the Marlies and a bottom six defence man used on the second power play unit for the Leafs if he were to play next season. He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Draft by the Anaheim Ducks and is under a three year entry level contract that expires in 2016-2017, which is why he is rated low.

Next: #9 Left Wing Jakob Lilja, Rogle BK, Sweden