Marcus Johansson (ice hockey, born 1990)

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Marcus Johansson
Marcus Johansson 2016-04-07 1.JPG
Born (1990-10-06) 6 October 1990 (age 27)
Landskrona, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Centre/Winger
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
New Jersey Devils
Färjestad BK
Washington Capitals
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 24th overall, 2009
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2008–present

Marcus Lars Johansson (born 6 October 1990[1]) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward who is an alternate captain for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Washington Capitals in the first round, 24th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

In 2008–09, Johansson was part of the Färjestad BK team that became Swedish champions. Johansson is nicknamed "Mackan" and "MoJo" by fans and comes from a hockey family.[2]

Playing career[edit]

In the 2005–06 season, Johansson recorded seven assists in 12 games for the IF Malmö in the under-18 HockeyAllsvenskan, Sweden's second-highest level of professional hockey. He also tallied four assists in six playoff games.

In 2006–07, Johanssson played for Färjestad BK' under-18 team and scored five goals with nine assists, with eight penalties-in-minutes (PIM), in 12 games. In eight playoff games, he scored seven goals with three assists. In Sweden's under-17 TV-pucken tournament, he played eight games for Skåne and had five goals with five assists, including 41 PIM.

In 2007–08, Johansson split his second season with the Färjestad between their U18 team and on loan to Skåre in Sweden's third division before making his Elitserien debut in the playoffs. Johansson went scoreless three games, however, in the SEL playoffs. In 19 games with Skåre's senior team, he scored two goals and ten assists. He also scored 12 goals with 26 assists for Färjestad's U18 team. In the U18 playoffs, he scored four goals with eight assists in eight games.

In the 2008–09 season, Johansson saw limited ice time in his first full Elitserien season, as Färjestad won the regular season and playoff championships. He scored five goals with five assists and was +4 in 45 games while averaging just less than 10 minutes of ice time per game. In the playoffs, he played in six of the team's 13 games and was a –1, averaging 7:23 minutes of ice time. Johansson was also loaned again to Skåre in Sweden's third league, where he scored five goals with five assists in ten games with the club.

At the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Johansson was selected 24th overall by the Washington Capitals. Remaining in Sweden for the 2009–10 season, Johansson moved from winger to center in his second year with Färjestads and saw increased playing time with the Karlstad-based club. His ten goals were tied for fourth on the team, and he added ten assists in 42 games while averaging just over 14 minutes of ice time per game. For the season, he finished with an even plus-minus and just 10 PIM. Färjestads slipped to fifth, however, in the 12-team league and fell to Skellefteå AIK in a seven-game series in the first round of the playoffs. Johansson had five assists and was an even plus-minus in the playoffs. In May 2010, he signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Capitals.

On 17 May 2010, Johansson was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Capitals. He recorded his first NHL goal on 19 October 2010 against Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins. In his rookie season, in 2010–11, Johansson was a regular in Washington's lineup, typically centering the second or third lines. He played an average of 14:43 in 69 games, netting 13 goals and 14 assists. Following the 2014–15 NHL season Johansson became a restricted free agent under the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Washington Capitals made him a qualifying offer to retain his NHL rights and, on 5 July 2015, Johansson filed for Salary Arbitration.[3]

With the Capitals facing cap constraints, on July 3, 2017, Johansson was traded to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for second and third round picks in 2018.[4] On July 5, 2017, the Devils announced that Johansson would become the second player in team's history to wear a number in the 90–99 range after he chose to wear number 90 uniform.[5]

International play[edit]

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Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing Sweden Sweden
Winter Olympics
Silver medal – second place 2014 Sochi
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2009 Canada
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Canada

Johansson first represented Sweden with the nation's under-18 team at the IIHF World U18 Championship, recording four assists and a plus-minus rating of +5 in six games. The Swedes defeated Canada 8–3 in the bronze medal game. Johansson was again selected for Sweden's under-18 team in the IIHF World U18 Championship. In six games, he scored three goals, provided two assists and was a +3 as Sweden advanced to the bronze medal game for the second-straight year, but was beaten out by the United States, 6–3.

Johansson then played for the Swedish junior team at the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, scoring two goals and finishing +5 in six games as Sweden reached the tournament final before falling to Canada, 5–1. Johansson served as captain of the Sweden for the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, scoring one goal providing five assists and posting a +7 plus-minus rating. In the third period of a game against the United States, Johansson received a game misconduct for elbowing forward Jerry D'Amigo, resulting in an automatic suspension for Sweden's bronze medal game with Switzerland, which Sweden ultimately won.

In 2014, Johansson was selected for the senior Swedish team to participate at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where the Tre Kronor finished with a silver medal after falling to Canada in the final, 3–0. He finished with one assist in the tournament off of an Alexander Edler goal against Latvia.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Färjestad BK SEL 3 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Färjestad BK SEL 45 5 5 10 10 6 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Färjestad BK SEL 42 10 10 20 10 7 0 5 5 2
2010–11 Hershey Bears AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Washington Capitals NHL 69 13 14 27 10 9 2 4 6 0
2011–12 Washington Capitals NHL 80 14 32 46 8 14 1 2 3 0
2012–13 BIK Karlskoga Allsv 16 8 10 18 8
2012–13 Washington Capitals NHL 34 6 16 22 4 7 1 1 2 0
2013–14 Washington Capitals NHL 80 8 36 44 4
2014–15 Washington Capitals NHL 82 20 27 47 10 14 1 3 4 2
2015–16 Washington Capitals NHL 74 17 29 46 16 12 2 5 7 2
2016–17 Washington Capitals NHL 82 24 34 58 10 13 2 6 8 2
SHL totals 87 15 15 30 20 16 0 5 5 2
NHL totals 501 102 188 290 62 69 9 21 30 6

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Sweden WJC18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 0 4 4 0
2008 Sweden WJC18 4th 6 3 2 5 14
2009 Sweden WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 2 0 2 0
2010 Sweden WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 1 5 6 29
2014 Sweden Oly 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 0 1 1 4
Junior totals 23 6 11 17 43
Senior totals 5 0 1 1 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marcus Johansson". eurohockey.net. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "A Capital Offense, June 4, 2010". Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Salary Arbitration cases announced". National Hockey League. 2015-07-05. Archived from the original on 2015-07-06. Retrieved 2015-07-05. 
  4. ^ "Devils today acquired forward Marcus Johansson". NHL.com. July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 3, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Marcus Johansson to become first Devil to wear No. 90". NHL.com. July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
John Carlson
Washington Capitals first round draft pick
2009
Succeeded by
Evgeny Kuznetsov