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Marcus Johansson | Winger | #90

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (24) / WAS
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Marcus Johansson is projected to see time at center during training camp.
New Jersey will audition replacements for Travis Zajac, who will be out until at least December due to a torn pectoral muscle, on the first line and Johansson has played in the middle before. "We've talked with Marcus since he's been traded. He was drafted as a center, he played some center in Washington at times when they've had injuries and I think he feels, in discussions with him, most comfortable at left wing and center," said coach John Hynes. "So we'll try him at left wing and center with a couple different combos in training camp." Adam Henrique and Pavel Zacha are also candidates to center the top line, while Zajac is sidelined. Sep 15 - 12:11 PM
Source: NJ.com

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Marcus Johansson understands why the Washington Capitals traded him this off-season.

"That’s part of the game," Johansson said of being traded from Washington to New Jersey. "Sometimes you have to change things and we had some good opportunities to win these past two years and we didn’t take them and I think this is what comes afterward. They have to change something and guys needed new contracts and stuff like that, so that’s the way it goes. There’s nothing more to say about it." Johansson had 24 goals and 58 points in 82 games last season. Don't be surprised if his numbers come down now that he's with the Devils.
Sep 2 - 1:25 PM

Marcus Johansson is upbeat about the move to New Jersey even though he was traded from the Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington Capitals.

"Honestly, I just see the positives," Johansson said. "We have a really interesting team. It’s something that’s moving in the right direction, too. I don’t mind being an underdog, either. We have a great team and if we put all the pieces together, we can surprise a lot of people. I’m excited to be part of something that’s being built." The Devils probably aren't going to turn a lot of heads in 2017-18, but they are a team trending in the right direction in their rebuild. It certainly helps that they won the NHL draft lottery, allowing them to add Nico Hischier.
Jul 8 - 5:45 AM

New Jersey has acquired Marcus Johansson from the Washington Capitals in exchange for second- and third-round picks in the 2018 NHL Draft.

The second rounder previously belonged to Florida and third rounder was originally picked up from Toronto. Johansson registered personal bests in 2016-17 with 24 goals and 58 points in 82 games. Washington needed to shed some salary from their cap and the Devils get a capable scorer to add to their forward group.
Jul 2 - 9:36 PM

Marcus Johansson was playing with a fractured finger.

The injury was revealed when it came out that Johansson wouldn't play for Team Sweden in the 2017 World Championship. He might require surgery as a result of the injury. He had two goals and eight points in 13 playoff games.
May 11 - 3:44 PM

Marcus Johansson scored a late tying goal and an overtime winner in Game 6 to lead the Capitals to a wild 2-1 overtime win over the Maple Leafs on Sunday evening.

Johansson's first two goals of the playoffs wrapped up a surprisingly tough first round series for the Presidents Trophy winners. After the Maple Leafs took two of the first three games, the Capitals won the final three to set up a second round date with the Penguins. Johansson, who totaled five points in the six-game series, flipped a rebound home from the top of the goal mouth to seal the deal.
Apr 23 - 10:22 PM

Marcus Johansson scored his 24th goal of the season as the Capitals beat the Bruins 3-1 on Saturday.

Johansson has 58 points in 81 games in 2016-17. He's topped his previous career-high of 20 goals set in 2014-15 and has shattered his old personal best of 47 points.
Apr 8 - 6:41 PM

Marcus Johansson picked up two assists in a 6-3 loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night.

The former first round pick is having the breakout season we have been expecting from him for the past couple of season. He picked up a couple of assists on goals scored by Nicklas Backstrom and Justin Williams. Johansson has 10 points in his last five games and the Capitals will be counting on his secondary scoring during their Stanley Cup run. His point total currently sits at 56 in 77 games.
Apr 1 - 1:00 AM

Marcus Johansson had four assists in the Capitals' 5-4 overtime win against Minnesota Tuesday night.

That's the most points Johansson has ever recorded in a single contest. He's up to 22 goals and 52 points in 75 contests this season.
Mar 29 - 10:51 AM

Marcus Johansson (illness) was fine to play on Tuesday.

Johansson didn't complete Saturday's game because he was under the weather. He had a shot on goal in 17:58 minutes of ice time Tuesday.
Mar 22 - 1:40 AM

Marcus Johansson left Saturday's game early as he was suffering from an illness.

No word as of yet as to whether or not Johansson will be well enough to play against Calgary on Tuesday. Johansson has 22 goals and 46 points this season with a plus-18 rating so he could be a factor in deeper leagues.
Mar 20 - 7:59 AM

Marcus Johansson scored two goals and an assist in Washington's 4-1 win over the New York Rangers.

He snapped his five-game pointless streak in the process. Johansson's goal at the 7:28 mark of the second period tied the game at one. His second tally of the game extended Washington's lead to 3-1 early on in the third frame. Johansson capped off his night by registering the primary assist on Nicklas Backstom's goal with just over two minutes remaining. Johansson has 21 goals and 43 points in 62 games this season.
Feb 28 - 10:33 PM

Marcus Johnasson broke out of his seven-game point drought in a big way during Sunday's 5-0 win over the Kings.

The man they call MoJo scored both a goal and an assist in the match, giving him 16 goals and 34 points through 53 games this season. He has just two goals in 18 appearances since the calendar turned to 2017.
Feb 5 - 3:12 PM

Marcus Johansson scored another goal, this time during Saturday's 6-2 win over the Devils.

Johansson is now up to 14 goals and 25 points in 35 games this season. MoJo is on track to potentially collect his first career 50-point campaign.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 04:46:00 PM

Marcus Johansson got his 13th goal of the year in a 4-0 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

He scored shortly after exiting the penalty box in the third period. Johansson also added an assist in the contest. He had a hot start to the month, but went into Friday's match with one assist in five outings.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 10:18:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Travis Zajac
2Nico Hischier
3Pavel Zacha
4Brian Boyle
5Michael McLeod
6Brandon Gignac
LW1Taylor Hall
2Adam Henrique
3John Quenneville
4Miles Wood
RW1Kyle Palmieri
2Marcus Johansson
3Blake Speers
4Drew Stafford
5Stefan Noesen
6Nick Lappin
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3John Moore
4Ben Lovejoy
5Yaroslav Dyblenko
6Mirco Mueller
7Steven Santini
8Will Butcher
9Dalton Prout
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid