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Maple Leafs sign Swedish defenceman Viktor Loov to three-year entry-level deal

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenceman Viktor Loov to a three-year entry-level contract Wednesday.

The 21-year-old native of Sodertalje, Sweden had 12 points (five goals, seven assists) and 20 penalty minutes in 42 games for Modo of the Swedish Hockey League this past season.

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The six-foot-three 190-pound blue-liner was selected by the Maple Leafs in the seventh round (No. 209 overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.