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Marcus Johansson | Winger

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
Contract: view contract details

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Marcus Johansson has been effective at screening goaltenders this season.
"It's part of scoring goals and getting goals for the team," said Johansso. "Someone has to screen the goalie because they're so good nowadays. I mean, you can't just shoot and expect everything to go in. if that's what it takes to get goals, I'm happy to go there." He has helped the Capitals with some goals this season by blocking the view of opposition goalies. Johansson has posted a goal and two assists five games this year, but if he keeps crashing the net then he's sure to get more points. Oct 21 - 4:56 PM

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Marcus Johansson won't play in Monday's game against the Islanders because of a nagging back injury.

The injury isn't believed to be too serious but the Capitals won't want to take any chances with Johansson's wonky back. Consider him day-to-day at this point.
Sep 27 - 1:27 PM

Marcus Johansson (back) skated with fellow injured Nicklas Backstrom on Wednesday.

He won't play in Thursday's preseason contest against Montreal, though. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sep 23 - 3:56 PM

Marcus Johansson "has a little injury somewhere on his body," according to coach Barry Trotz.

The mystery ailment isn't believed to be serious, as Johansson is expected to be back on the ice on Wednesday. We aren't even a week into training camp and Trotz is already in regular-season form when it comes to talking about injuries.
Sep 22 - 12:31 PM

Marcus Johansson is happy his arbitration hearing has passed and is excited to get the season started.

After an arbitration hearing with the Capitals. Johansson said he understands the process."It’s a part of the business side of the whole thing," Johansson said. "You’re not the only one who goes through it. There were plenty of guys this year. It’s the way it goes. It was interesting to see how that side of it works. Nothing much to say about it. I’m happy to still be here and just excited to get going." He signed a one-year, $3.75 million deal. Johansson had 20 goals and 47 points last season.
Sep 6 - 11:38 AM

Marcus Johansson is expected to see time on the top power-play unit and contend for a top-six forward spot.

Justin Williams and T.J. Oshie were added to the team during the off-season and fill the right side on the top-two lines. If Nicklas Backstrom is fully recovered from off-season hip surgery then Johansson is slated to battle with Andre Burakovsky for the second-line left wing slot. "We just have a deeper top six and you're going to have to play well and it'll be hard to keep your job there," GM Brian MacLellan said. "He's going to have to play well from the start. Same with Andre. Andre's got to win the job if he wants to play in the top six."
Aug 3 - 3:27 PM

Marcus Johansson has been awarded a one-year, $3.75 million contract from Washington in arbitration.

Johansson set new career-highs last season with 20 goals and 47 points in 82 games. He had requested a $4.75 million salary while Washington countered at $3 million, so the arbitrators ruling was ultimately near the middle. It represents a significant increase from his 2014-15 salary of $2,175,000.
Jul 31 - 9:05 PM

Marcus Johansson and the Washington Capitals weren't able to agree to terms before his arbitration hearing.

Johansson put in a request of $4.75 million to an arbitrator while the Capitals countered at $3 million. Both sides can still agree to an extension until the arbitrator makes a ruling on the matter by Friday afternoon. Johansson had 20 goals and 47 points in 82 contests in 2014-15.
Jul 29 - 6:31 PM

Marcus Johansson is requesting $4.75 million from an arbitrator.

The Washington Capitals have filed a $3 million counter offer. Johansson's hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, so there's still time for the two sides to find a common ground and render the arbitration date moot. Johansson had 20 goals and 47 points in 82 contests in 2014-15.
Jul 27 - 11:22 AM

Marcus Johansson’s contract talks are considered "status quo," according to Capitals general manager Brian McLellan.

"I think they're status quo from last time," McLellan said. Johansson will have an arbitration hearing July 29, though McLellan hopes to avoid it. "As we get closer and, you know, as both parties go through their arbitration process, I think you get a better feeling for the value of the player," MacLellan said. "Hopefully we can come to an agreement before then, but again, we're willing to go through the whole process and keep negotiating." The 24-year-old set career-highs last season: 20 goals and 47 points. He made $2 million.
Jul 25 - 2:08 PM

Marcus Johansson's arbitration hearing is set for July 29.

Johansson set career-highs last season with 20 goals and 47 points in 82 games. That should help him get a raise from his 2014-15 salary of $2,175,000.
Jul 13 - 6:19 PM

The Washington Capitals have made an offer to Restricted Free-Agent Marcus Johansson.

"There’s a few guys in his range that we’re monitoring and we want to get a better indication of what that salary level is coming in," GM Brian MacLellan said. "We’ve made him an offer and we feel it’s competitive for what these guys are going to get. If necessary, we’ll go to the arbitration with him too." The 24-year-old scored 20 goals and 47 points in 82 games last season.
Jul 12 - 11:32 AM

Marcus Johansson has filed for salary arbitration.

The 24-year-old scored 20 goals and 47 points in 82 games. He added one goal and four points in 14 postseason contests this spring. The arbitration hearings will be in Toronto between July 20th and August 4th.
Jul 5 - 6:27 PM

Marcus Johansson had the best season of his career in 2014-15.

He hit the 20-goal mark for the first time and he recorded 47 points in 82 games. New coach Barry Trotz urged Johansson to shoot more and he was credited with a personal best total of 138. He skated mostly as a top-line right winger or on the second line as a left winger. His success comes at a good time, as he'll be a restricted free agent this summer.
May 21 - 2:26 PM

Marcus Johansson is expected to stay on the top line, with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, heading into Game 7 versus the Rangers.

He played there in Game 6 and skated with them again on Tuesday at practice. The Capitals didn't have line rushes during an optional session Wednesday morning. Johansson had three shots in Game 6, but he hasn't picked up a point in eight straight matches.
May 13 - 2:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Michael Latta
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Jason Chimera
4Brooks Laich
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Stanislav Galiev
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer