Jakob Lilja

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Jakob Lilja
Jakob Lilja 2019.jpg
Born (1993-07-23) 23 July 1993 (age 26)
Limhamn, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Columbus Blue Jackets
Cleveland Monsters (AHL)
Rögle BK
Linköpings HC
Djurgårdens IF
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

Jakob Lilja (born 23 July 1993) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Cleveland Monsters in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Lilja made his Elitserien (now the SHL) debut playing with Rögle BK during the 2012–13 Elitserien season.[1]

In the 2018–19 season, Lilja registered 12 goals and 25 assists for a career high 37 points in 52 games with Djurgårdens IF. Leading the club and finishing tied 8th in the SHL in assists, and 10th in points, he added 8 points in 19 playoff games to help reach the SHL finals.

Having made 222 appearances in the top flight SHL, Lilja gained the interest of NHL clubs as an undrafted free agent. He later agreed to pursue a North American career with the Columbus Blue Jackets, signing a one-year, entry-level contract on 15 June 2019.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Sunne IK Div.1 3 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Rögle BK J20 39 12 13 25 18 3 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Rögle BK J20 20 8 13 21 16
2011–12 Rögle BK Allsv 23 2 2 4 6 10 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Rögle BK J20 11 10 2 12 6 2 0 1 1 2
2012–13 Rögle BK SEL 29 1 0 1 4
2012–13 IF Troja/Ljungby Allsv 10 0 2 2 2
2013–14 Rögle BK Allsv 47 15 7 22 10 8 0 3 3 12
2014–15 Rögle BK Allsv 51 23 12 35 28 4 1 0 1 25
2015–16 Linköpings HC SHL 52 12 11 23 8 6 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Linköpings HC SHL 49 11 5 16 31 6 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Linköpings HC SHL 40 12 10 22 10 7 3 2 5 0
2018–19 Djurgårdens IF SHL 52 12 25 37 18 19 3 5 8 6
SHL totals 222 48 51 99 71 38 6 7 13 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012–13 Rögle BK player statistics". Eliteprospects.com. 5 April 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Blue Jackets sign Jakob Lilja". Columbus Blue Jackets. 15 June 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2019.

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