Marcus Johansson (ice hockey, born 1979)

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Marcus Johansson
Born (1979-07-16) July 16, 1979 (age 38)
Uppvidinge, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
Swe-1 team
Former teams
Tingsryds AIF
SEL
Växjö Lakers Hockey
Playing career 2011–present

Björn Ola Marcus Johansson (born July 16, 1979) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman, currently playing with Tingsryds AIF of the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan (Swe-1).

Johansson was born and grew up in Uppvidinge, Sweden, with Lenhovda IF as his youth team. He got to play with team Småland in the 1995 TV-pucken tournament. After two seasons with the senior Lenhovda team of the Swedish Division 3, Johansson signed with the Division 1 club Tingsryds AIF prior to the 1998–99 season. The club quickly promoted to the second tier league HockeyAllsvenskan (Swe-1), but after three seasons in the second tier, Tingsryd were relegated back to the third tier league Division 1 prior to the 2002–03 season due to financial problems.

After nine seasons in Tingsryd, Johansson left the club and signed with Karlskrona HK of the Division 2 prior to the 2006–07 season. His defensive play helped Karlskrona promote to Division 1. After one Division 1 season with Karlskrona, which ended with play in the second playoff round, Johansson moved to sign with Växjö Lakers Hockey of the HockeyAllsvenskan. In his second season with the team, the Lakers won the 2011 Kvalserien and promoted to the top tier league Elitserien.

Despite this, and the fact that Johansson stayed with the Lakers team for the 2011–12 season, he was loaned to his former HockeyAllsvenskan team Tingsryd on September 19, 2011, having not played a single Elitserien game. However, two weeks later he returned to the Lakers team.[1] He played for them in 15 games before he was completely released from the Lakers club on January 31, 2012. He returned to Tingsryd.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gustavsson, Jonas (2011-09-19). "Tre spelare lånas ut" (in Swedish). Växjö Lakers Hockey. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  2. ^ Gustavsson, Jonas (2012-01-31). "Marcus Johansson lämnar" (in Swedish). Växjö Lakers Hockey. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 

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