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Marcus Johansson | Winger

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
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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

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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

Marcus Johansson's return to Game One against the NY Rangers has been listed as questionable.

As for the when or how Johansson was injured, that information has yet to be made available. But we will keep you posted. Johansson collected just one shot during his 3:44 of ice time, which included 15 seconds on the power play. He recorded a goal and three points in during the seven game first round series against the NY Islanders.
Apr 30 - 8:57 PM

Marcus Johansson had two assists in Washington's 5-1 victory on Thursday.

Johansson was also credited with four hits in 15:30 minutes of ice time. He now has three points in five playoff contests in 2015.
Apr 24 - 11:44 AM

Marcus Johansson appears to be questionable for Game 4 after he was cut by a skate blade on Sunday.

He was hurt during the first period, but ended up logging 15:48 of ice time. Johansson left Monday's practice before line rushes and he's expected to take part in warmups prior to Game 4.
Apr 20 - 3:07 PM

Forward Marcus Johansson scored the Capitals' only goal during a 4-1 loss to the visiting New York Islanders in the opener of the Eastern Conference First Round playoff series Wednesday night.

Johansson's goal tied the game at 1-1 at 19:03 of the first period but it was all Islanders in the second and third period. Brooks Laich assisted on Johansson's goal. Washington superstar Alex Ovechkin managed to get a game-high eight shots on net but both he and fellow luminary Nicklas Backstrom were on the ice when the Isles scored two of their goals. The Caps trail the series 1-0 now. Next game is in Washington Friday night.
Apr 15 - 10:35 PM

Marcus Johansson scored his 19th goal of the season on Saturday.

His goal started a comeback as the Capitals were down 3-0 heading into the third. The Capitals tied the game at three but lost in overtime to the Senators. Johansson has 45 points this season and has two goals and six points in his last six games.
Apr 5 - 9:13 AM

Marcus Johansson scored a goal in a 5-3 win over Anaheim.

Johansson has 14 goals and 33 points in 57 contests in 2014-15. There's a decent chance that he'll narrowly surpass his career high of 46 points in a single season.
Feb 16 - 11:27 AM

Marcus Johansson scored twice in Washington's 6-2 victory over Toronto.

Johansson has 12 goals and 24 points in 39 contests in 2014-15. He's never recorded more than 14 goals in a single season, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him flirt with the 20-goal mark.
Jan 8 - 10:27 AM

Marcus Johansson scored his 10th goal of the season Saturday in a 3-0 win.

Johansson's goal 5:36 into the third stanza, gave the Capitals some breathing room as he put them ahead 2-0. Johansson has 21 points in 35 games with a plus-one rating and no penalty minutes. Keep him in your lineup if you normally would.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 10:58:00 AM

Marcus Johansson scored a goal and registered an assist in Washington's 3-2 win on Friday.

Johansson is riding a four-game point streak. That's brought him up to six goals and 10 points in 13 contests this season. He's certainly worth holding onto while he's hot, but he's not a safe bet to maintain anything close to his current pace. If he has 50 points by the end of the season, it should be regarded as a successful campaign for him.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 11:22:00 AM

Marcus Johansson’s two points weren’t enough as the Capitals came up short 4-3 against the Lightning on Saturday night.

Johansson scored the team’s first goal in the first and assisted on Troy Brouwer’s second-period power-play tally in the second. Johansson has four goals and six points and should see his production continue to grow this season. Eric Fehr was the other goal scorer. Alex Ovechkin had an assist and seven shots on goal to extend his goal drought to six games.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 10:39:00 PM

Marcus Johansson scored a goal in Washington's 4-2 loss on Sunday.

Capitals coach Barry Trotz has been pushing for Johansson to shoot the puck more and to his credit Johansson does have 16 shots on goal in eight contests. That's in contrast to 2013-14 when he had just 107 shots in 80 games. Johansson now has three goals and four points this season.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 09:59:00 AM

Capitals coach Barry Trotz wants to see Marcus Johansson shoot the puck more.

Johansson had just 107 shots on goal in 80 games last season. "Marcus has been a pass-first guy and it shows in his goal totals," Trotz said. "Our league is a shoot-first mentality. You can't have a pass-first mentality in a shoot-first league. You're not going to be as productive. I need Marcus to pull the trigger a little more than he has and he will. He's going to get some good looks. I've seen him shoot the puck, so I know he can score some goals for us." Johansson has never scored more than 14 goals in a single season and we don't expect him to significantly surpass that mark in 2014-15, if he beats it at all.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 10:52:00 AM

Marcus Johansson is battling Evgeny Kuznetsov and Andre Burakovsky for the second and third line center's spot in Washington.

It's likely that the Capitals will want to give Burakovsky another season in junior despite his bright offensive game so look for Kuznetsov to start the season as the second line center with Johansson in the middle on the third unit. It was thought that Johansson would slot in as the top line left winger alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom but with Ovechkin looking more and more like he'll be a left winger, Johansson will go back to his natural center ice spot. Downgrade his point totals significantly if he is unable to play on the top unit.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 12:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Joel Ward
4Curtis Glencross
5Jason Chimera
RW1Troy Brouwer
2Eric Fehr
3Tom Wilson
4Jay Beagle
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Tim Gleason
7Nate Schmidt
8Dmitry Orlov
9John Erskine
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters