Maple Leafs sign 1st-round pick Sandin to entry-level contract

First-round pick Rasmus Sandin has signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Leafs picked the 18-year-old Swedish defenceman 29th overall in the NHL draft last month.

Sandin had 12 goals and 45 points this past season¬†with the Ontario Hockey League’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He added one goal and 12 assists in 24 playoff games and was named to the OHL’s first all-rookie team.

Sandin has represented Sweden on multiple occasions, including at the most recent U18 Hlinka Memorial tournament.