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Bill Johansen
Position Centre
Shoots Right
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
163 lb (74 kg)
Teams Toronto Maple Leafs
Nationality Flag of Norway Flag of Canada
Born July 7, 1928(1928-07-07),
Oslo, Norway
Died March 21 2001 (aged 72),
Pro Career 1949 – 1965

William Odd "Red" Johansen (July 27, 1928 – March 21, 2001) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He played in one NHL game for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Born in Oslo, Norway, he grew up in Port Arthur, Ontario.

He played junior hockey for the Fort William Hurricanes-Rangers from 1945 to 1948. The Port Arthur West End Bruins picked him up for the 1948 Memorial Cup playoffs and he won that cup that year. He then joined the senior Toronto Marlboros and got a one-game callup to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1948-49. The next year he won the Allan Cup with the Marlboros.

In 1951-52 Johansen joined the Ottawa Senators and played for them until they folded in 1954-55. After that he played minor pro until he retired in 1965. In 1968 he made a comeback with his hometown senior Fort William Beavers and retired for good in 1970.

His son, Trevor, later played for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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