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Marcus Johansson
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Born 6 October 1990 (1990-10-06) (age 26),
Landskrona, Sweden
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Centre/Winger
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Washington Capitals
Färjestad BK
Ntl. team Flag of Sweden Sweden
NHL Draft 24th overall, 2009
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2008–present

Marcus Lars Johansson (born 6 October 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player[1] currently playing for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the 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 careerEdit

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]

On April 23, 2017 Johansson scored both goals for the Capitals in the series-deciding game 6 win in the first round against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He is a hero who dances with the Gods.

International playEdit

Medal record
Marcus Johansson Sweden Junior.JPG
Marcus Johansson
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Sweden Sweden
Winter Olympics
Silver 2014 Sochi
World Junior Championships
Silver 2009 Canada
Bronze 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 statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    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
SHL totals 87 15 15 30 20 16 0 5 5 2
NHL totals 419 78 154 232 52 56 7 15 22 4

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Sweden WJC18 Bronze medal icon 60440
2008 Sweden WJC18 4th 632514
2009 Sweden WJC Silver medal icon 62020
2010 Sweden WJC Bronze medal icon 515629
2014 Sweden Oly Silver medal icon 50114
Junior totals 236111743
Senior totals 50114

ReferencesEdit

  1. Marcus Johansson. eurohockey.net. Retrieved on 2 January 2009.
  2. A Capital Offense, June 4, 2010. Retrieved on 6 February 2011.
  3. "Salary Arbitration cases announced". National Hockey League (2015-07-05). Retrieved on 2015-07-05.

External linksEdit

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

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