Magnus Johansson (ice hockey)

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Magnus Johansson
Magnus Johansson.jpg
Born (1973-09-04) September 4, 1973 (age 40)
Linköping, Sweden
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
SEL team
Former teams
Linköpings HC
Frölunda HC
Chicago Blackhawks
Florida Panthers
Atlant Moscow Oblast
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft undrafted
Playing career 1990–present

Magnus "Mange" Johansson[1] (born September 4, 1973 in Linköping, Sweden), is a professional Swedish ice hockey player. He is currently a defenceman and captain for Linköpings HC in the highest Swedish league, Elitserien, and is a former member of the Chicago Blackhawks and Florida Panthers of the NHL and Atlant Moscow Oblast of the KHL

Playing career[edit]

Johansson started his senior playing career in his hometown team Linköpings HC in 1990. The club was then playing in Division 1 Södra, at the time one of Sweden's 2nd tier leagues, and Johansson who was appointed captain at an age of 18[1] would spend his first seven seasons there. In the 1996-97 season Linköpings HC was coached by Tommy Boustedt, and when his contract ended and he signed with the Elitserien team Västra Frölunda HC, he brought Johansson with him. Despite his relatively small stature Johansson adapted well to professional hockey, and over the following six seasons he developed into one of the league's most productive defencemen.[2] After winning the Swedish championship with Västra Frölunda in 2003, Johansson signed a one-year contract with SCL Tigers of the Swiss Nationalliga A.

In March 2004, Linköpings HC, now in Elitserien, announced that Johansson had signed a 4-year contract and would make his, by the fans, long awaited return to the club.[3] Once again wearing the captain's C, he led his team to results never accomplished before in the club's history in the following three seasons; a second spot in the league in 2004-05, to the playoff semifinals in 2006 and to the finals in 2007.

In June 2007 Johansson agreed a one-year contract with NHL side Chicago Blackhawks. He played half the season with the Hawks that year before being traded to the Florida Panthers for a draft pick.

On July 24, 2008, he signed a contract with Atlant Mytishchi.

In April 2009, Johansson returned to Linköpings HC and was again chosen as the team's captain.

On 17 September 2011, Johansson scored his 394th point in Elitserien. This made him the highest scoring defenceman in Elitserien history. He had already made the most assists as a defenceman in Elitserien history during the previous 2010/2011 season.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990-91 Linköpings HC Div 1 S 14 1 1 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
1991-92 Linköpings HC Div 2 S 36 9 3 12 18 9 2 4 6 0a
1992-93 Linköpings HC Div 2 S 29 6 17 23 20 8 3 5 8 0a
1993-94 Linköpings HC Div 1 S 32 7 20 27 20 -- -- -- -- --
1994-95 Linköpings HC Div 1 S 32 7 13 20 16 -- -- -- -- --
1995-96 Linköpings HC Div 1 S 32 3 15 18 12 4 1 3 4 4b
1996-97 Linköpings HC Div 1 S 32 2 15 17 16 14 1 6 7 8c
1997-98 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 46 5 8 13 24 7 2 1 3 8
1998-99 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 48 10 9 19 34 4 0 1 1 4
1999-00 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 49 12 22 34 20 5 0 1 1 2
2000-01 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 50 6 28 34 26 5 2 1 3 14
2001-02 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 48 14 21 35 36 10 1 5 6 8
2002-03 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 50 11 15 26 14 16 2 3 5 20
2003-04 SCL Tigers Swiss-A 48 4 21 25 36 8 3 0 3 2d
2004-05 Linköpings HC SEL 47 9 25 34 26 6 3 0 3 0
2005-06 Linköpings HC SEL 50 11 11 22 30 13 2 1 3 10
2006-07 Linköpings HC SEL 52 8 28 36 46 15 4 3 7 6
2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 18 0 4 4 4 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08 Florida Panthers NHL 27 0 10 10 14 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09 Atlant Moscow KHL 53 7 27 34 36 4 0 0 0 4
2009-10 Linköpings HC SEL 52 8 41 49 14 12 6 4 10 6
2010-11 Linköpings HC SEL 55 7 31 38 14 7 1 6 7 0
Elitserien Totals 547 101 239 340 284 100 23 26 49 78
NHL Totals 45 0 14 14 18 -- -- -- -- --
KHL Totals 53 7 27 34 36 4 0 0 0 4


  • a Playoff rounds + Division 1 qualification round[5]
  • b Playoff round[5]
  • c Allsvenskan + playoff round + Kvalserien[5]
  • d Nationalliga A relegation round[6]

Records[edit]

  • Frölunda HC club record for points in a regular season, defenceman (35), 2001–02, 50-game schedule
  • Linköpings HC club record for points in a regular season, defenceman (36), 2006–07, 55-game schedule
  • Linköpings HC club record for goals in a regular season, defenceman (11), 2005–06, 50-game schedule
  • Linköpings HC club record for assists in a regular season, defenceman (28), 2006–07, 55-game schedule
  • Linköpings HC club record for goals in a playoff season, defenceman (4), 2006–07

International play[edit]

Magnus Johansson
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze 2002
Silver 2003
Gold 2006
Bronze 2010

From May 5–21, 2006, Johansson was an alternate captain on the Swedish team that won the gold medals at the 2006 World Championships and on May 13, 2007 in the bronze medal game of the 2007 World Championships, which Sweden lost to Russia.[7]

Johansson has played for Sweden in:

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Sweden WC 9 1 0 1 6
2003 Sweden WC 9 0 0 0 6
2005 Sweden WC 9 1 4 5 2
2006 Sweden WC 9 2 3 5 2
2007 Sweden WC 8 3 0 3 2
2008 Sweden WC 9 1 2 3 8
International Totals 53 8 9 17 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Linköpings Hockey Club - Spelarpresentation - #7 Magnus Johansson" (in Swedish). www.linkopinghc.com. Retrieved 2007-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Historical database - Player Statistics Top 50 - Points". stats.swehockey.se. Retrieved 2007-03-16. 
  3. ^ "Magnus har bestämt sig för LHC" (in Swedish). www.linkopinghc.com. Retrieved 2007-03-16. 
  4. ^ Svenska Hockeyligan (2011-09-17). "Statistik - Hockeyligan.se" (in Swedish). Svenska Hockeyligan. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  5. ^ a b c Mäki, Anders (2007-03-12). Matchprogram LHC - Luleå 12 Mars 19.00 (in Swedish). Linköpings Hockey Club. p. 17. 
  6. ^ "Magnus Johansson - player profile and career stats". European Hockey.net. Retrieved 2007-03-16. [dead link]
  7. ^ The tournament began on April 27, but Johansson, who had been recovering from an injury was not added to the roster until April 30. He was chosen as an alternate captain when the previous captain Kenny Jönsson couldn't compete. "Tre Kronor tillför två spelare till VM-truppen" (in Swedish). www.swehockey.se. Archived from the original on September 26, 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-13. 

General[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jonas Gustavsson
Golden Puck
2010
Succeeded by
Viktor Fasth