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Marcus Johansson | Winger | #90

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (24) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Marcus Johansson returned from a lower-body injury Sunday.
Johansson will start the season on the third line with Zach Sanford and Lars Eller. The trio look good together and will give the Capitals a very good top-nine. Johansson will continue to get power play time and most likely on the first unit as he finished with the fourth most power play time on the Capitals last season. Look for a 50 point season from Johansson this year and draft him accordingly. Oct 10 - 9:37 AM

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Marcus Johansson expects to be ready for and play in Thursday's season opener for the Capitals.

Johansson's point total has started with a four in four of the last five seasons. He also managed to pot seven game-winners last season when he'd had just eight in the previous six season, which could amount to a lot of extra trust, and opportunity, through the first couple of months of this campaign.
Oct 8 - 1:09 PM

Marcus Johansson sustained a lower-body injury in the first period of Saturday's preseason against the Islanders.

There was no further word on the severity of the injury, but he won't return to the contest. In 74 games played last year for the Capitals, Johansson scored 17 goals and had 29 assists for 46 points.
Oct 1 - 8:19 PM

Marcus Johansson found the back of the net in Washington's 5-2 loss to Montreal.

Johansson cut Montreal's lead to 2-1 with his goal at the 9:13 mark of the second period. Andre Burakovsky and Christian Djoos assisted on the goal. Johanssen is coming off seasons of 44, 47 and 46 points and he should come close to hitting a similar point total in 2016-17.
Sep 27 - 10:47 PM

Marcus Johansson is expected to shift back to the wing on a full-time basis in 2016-17 after spending plenty of time at center last year.

He signed a three-year, $13.75 million contract with the Capitals in July after he produced 46 points in 74 matches last season. Johansson reached the 20-goal mark for the first time in 2014-15 and feels he can contribute more this campaign. "You always want to score more," he said. "That's what the game is about, scoring and winning. You want to get better and you want to score more goals, and that's one part I'm going to try to work on."
Sep 8 - 4:23 PM

Marcus Johansson has inked a three-year, $13.75 million contract with the Washington Capitals.

With that, Johansson and Washington narrowly avoided the arbitration hearing scheduled for Wednesday. His $4.58 million annual cap hit roughly represents the middle ground between the $5.25 million he requested and the $3.85 million the Capitals countered with. It's also a sizable increase from his previous $3.75 million salary. He had 17 goals and 46 points in 74 games in 2015-16.
Jul 20 - 12:13 PM

Marcus Johansson's requested salary for the 2016-17 campaign is $5.25 million while the Washington Capitals are countering with $3.85 million.

Unless the two sides can agree to terms prior to Johansson's scheduled hearing on July 20, an arbitrator will decide his next contract. Johansson requested a $4.75 million salary last season, but settled for a one-year, $3.75 million deal. He then recorded 17 goals and 46 points in 74 contests.
Jul 18 - 12:24 PM

Marcus Johansson's arbitration hearing is set for July 20.

That's the first day of arbitration hearings, so the Capitals and Johansson haven't been afforded much time to agree to terms before they would have to deal with that unpleasant process. He had 17 goals and 46 points in 74 games last season and was playing out a one-year, $3.75 million contract.
Jul 11 - 4:50 PM

Marcus Johansson has filed for salary arbitration.

Johansson is coming off of a one-year, $3.75 million deal. He had 17 goals and 46 points in 74 contests in 2015-16.
Jul 5 - 6:18 PM

Marcus Johansson's new deal will impact how the Capitals approach the rest of the free agency.

"We're waiting for the salary cap number to come out, and then we make our decisions based on what we perceive to have on the cap, what room and what space we have left," GM Brian MacLellan said. "The Marcus Johansson one is going to impact us the biggest. The other guys, I feel fairly confident that we can slot them in the proper area, and I'm not sure on Marcus yet. We'll see how it goes negotiations-wise." He is optimistic that a deal with Johansson can be worked out without salary arbitration.
Jun 21 - 6:02 PM

Marcus Johansson and the Capitals have begun contract negotiations.

Johansson is a restricted free agent this offseason. He’s coming off a deal that carried a $2 million cap hit. "Does the team want to do a three-year deal, a four-year deal, a five-year deal? Then what does Marcus want?" agent J.P. Barry said. "That’s why we’re trying to find a term that everybody is comfortable with." The 25-year-old had 17 goals and 46 points this past season.
Jun 18 - 7:38 PM

Capitals GM Brian MacLellan intends to prioritize re-signing the team's four restricted free agents before he looks at his pending unrestricted free agents.

The RFAs for Washington are Marcus Johansson, Dmitry Orlov, Tom Wilson and Michael Latta, while the UFAs are Jason Chimera, Mike Richards and Mike Weber. Johansson highlights the group after he recorded 17 goals and 46 points in 74 games last season.
May 16 - 5:19 PM

Marcus Johansson was playing through an injury.

Johansson wouldn't go into specifics, but whatever he's dealing with is serious enough that he's passing on the 2016 World Championships. He had two goals and seven points in 12 playoff games.
May 12 - 11:31 AM

Marcus Johansson (upper body) will be available to play in Game 4 on Wednesday night.

He didn't skate on Tuesday because of an upper-body injury, but he is OK to play versus Pittsburgh. Johansson stayed in Game 3 after passing his concussion tests.
May 4 - 12:33 PM

Marcus Johansson won't skate on Tuesday because of an upper-body injury.

He will be re-evaluated on Wednesday. Johansson underwent concussion protocol in Game 3 after he was hit high and late by Pittsburgh's Kris Letang on Monday night. He was cleared to return and didn't miss a shift for the rest of the game. It's unclear right now if symptoms surfaced overnight or if the Capitals are just being cautious. Johansson did say his neck was sore after the match.
May 3 - 11:27 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Zach Sanford
5Daniel Winnik
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Brett Connolly
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer