Courtesy of the New Jersey Devils
Newark, NJ –The New Jersey Devils today acquired forward Marcus Johansson for Florida’s second-round pick (previously acquired by New Jersey in the Marc Savard trade, June 10, 2016) and Toronto’s third-round pick (previously acquired by New Jersey as compensation for the hiring of Lou Lamoriello) in the 2018 NHL Draft. New Jersey still owns its second and third-round picks’ in the 2018 NHL Draft and has seven selections overall.
Johansson, 26, has spent his entire seven-season NHL career, 2011-17, with the Washington Capitals organization. In 2016-17, the left wing played in all 82 regular-season games, which ranked fourth-best among Caps’ players with a career-high 58 points (24 goals and 34 assists). In addition, the Landskrona, Sweden native had five game-winning goals and two overtime markers. He also skated in each of Washington’s 13 Stanley Cup Playoff contests and notched two goals and six assists before the club was eliminated in the second round by Pittsburgh.
Through 501 regular-season NHL games, Johansson has 102 goals and 188 assists for 290 points and 62 penalty minutes. In NHL playoff action, he has nine goals and 30 points in 69 games. The 6-1, 205lb., forward has represented Sweden on the international stage throughout his playing career, including helping Sweden to a Silver Medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Born October 6, 1990, Johansson was selected by the Capitals in the first-round, 24th overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft.