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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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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. Oct 13 - 10:52 AM

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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.
Sep 27 - 12:09 PM

Marcus Johansson won't play Sunday because of an "upper-body injury."

He left Friday's contest against Chicago during the second period after he was hit on the left hand with a shot from Nicklas Backstrom on a Capitals' power play. Johansson wasn't able to return. His season ends with him registering eight goals and 44 points in 80 matches.
Apr 12 - 1:28 PM

Marcus Johansson has to go to Sweden to resolve a passport issue.

Johansson is still expected to be in the Washington lineup on Thursday but leaving Sochi to go back home to Sweden will not help his jet lag recovery in time for the first game back. Johansson has seven goals and 36 points this season and was a replacement on the Swedish silver medal winning team for the injured Henrik Sedin.
Feb 24 - 9:07 AM

Marcus Johansson has been inserted into Sweden's lineup.

Johansson was a healthy scratch against the Czech Republic, but the team was forced to make some adjustments after Henrik Zetterberg was knocked out of the tournament with a herniated disc. Johansson will play alongside Daniel Alfredsson and Gustav Nyquist.
Feb 14 - 7:33 AM

Marcus Johansson will be a healthy scratch for Sweden's Olympic opener.

Johansson was added to the Sweden's roster as an injury replacement for Henrik Sedin.
Feb 12 - 11:59 AM

Washington forward Marcus Johansson, selected to replace the injured Henrik Sedin on Sweden's Olympic roster, has been good but not great in his fourth season with the Capitals.

He has seven goals and 29 assists, putting him on pace for 10 goals and a career-high 41 assists and 51 points. He admitted his disappointment at being passed over when the Swedish Olympic team announced its roster last month. The Swedes are considered among the favorites to medal in the Olympic tournament, which begins on Wednesday. "Obviously, it's a great experience for him, a huge honor," coach Adam Oates said. "You hope that for a young guy like him this will take him to another level as a player, to realize he was really close, he was on the bubble, and he gets a chance to go to the Olympics. It shows how the hockey world regards you." Oates said he hopes Johansson's Olympic experience gives him a boost for Washington's final 23 games of the season.
Feb 8 - 11:38 AM

Marcus Johansson has been selected to replace Henrik Sedin on Sweden's Olympic roster.

Sedin will miss the Winter Games to recover from a ribs injury. That's a big blow to Sweden as they compete for the gold, but it will also add to what's been a great campaign for Johansson. Building on his solid 2013 campaign, Johansson has seven goals and 36 points in 58 games with the Washington Capitals this season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 7 - 8:23 AM

Marcus Johansson scored his sixth goal of the season on Saturday.

It was a power play effort as he now has 28 points in 42 games. Johansson will worth a pickup in most pools as he usually plays alongside Alex Ovechkin.
Jan 5 - 10:43 AM

Marcus Johansson registered two assists on Thursday.

That ended Johansson's five-game point drought. He has five goals and 22 assists in 41 contests this season.
Jan 3 - 10:59 AM

Marcus Johansson (lower body) was healthy enough to play Monday.

Johansson left Friday's game due to an ailment, but he didn't end up missing any full contests over it. He has five goals and 25 points in 37 games this season.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 02:20:00 AM

Marcus Johansson suffered a lower body injury in the second period Friday and did not return.

The Capitals will likely release more information on the severity of the injury after morning practice Saturday. Johansson managed to score a power play goal before the injury and now has five goals and 25 points in 35 games with a minus-nine rating. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 10:39:00 AM

Marcus Johansson had an assist in Washington's 5-2 defeat on Tuesday.

That extends Johansson's point streak to four games. He's quietly been putting together a respectable season with four goals and 24 points in 34 contests.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 11:15:00 AM

Marcus Johansson moved back to the top line in the third period Friday.

Johansson replaced Martin Erat alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom and set up Ovechkin in the third stanza to cut the Red Wings lead to one. Johansson has two goals and 17 points in 20 games this season and should be started in all but the shallowest fantasy leagues.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 11:49:00 AM

Marcus Johansson scored a goal and added an assist for the Capitals in a 3-2 shootout win over Minnesota Thursday.

Johansson is coming into his own this season with 14 points in 16 contests, though playing on a line with Alexa Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom is also a contributing factor. Ovechkin was the other goal scorer for Washington on this night.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 10:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Chris Brown
6Liam O'Brien
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Joel Ward
3Jason Chimera
4Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Eric Fehr
6Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Dmitry Orlov
7Nate Schmidt
8John Erskine
9Jack Hillen
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters