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Marcus Johansson | Center | #90

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (24) / WAS
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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

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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

Marcus Johansson was OK after temporarily leaving Monday's game against Pittsburgh.

He had to be helped off the ice and underwent concussion protocol after a late and high hit from Penguins blueliner Kris Letang in Game 3. However, he was able to return after the first period and play the rest of the match.
May 3 - 10:59 AM

Marcus Johansson scored a goal in Washington's 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 2.

It was Johansson's second goal of the 2016 playoffs. John Carlson and Evgeny Kuznetsov each registered an assist on Johansson's marker.
Apr 30 - 11:38 PM

Marcus Johansson had his second two assist night in a row Saturday.

That gives the Capitals forward four helpers in his first two games of the playoffs this season. Johansson had 16 goals and 48 points in the regular season so this mini-streak bodes well for every poolie who took him in their playoff pools.
Apr 17 - 9:53 AM

Marcus Johansson had two assists in a 2-0 victory over Philadelphia in Game 1 on Thursday.

Johansson has five goals and 17 points in 45 career playoff games. During the 2015-16 regular season he had 17 goals and 46 points in 74 contests.
Apr 15 - 11:24 AM

Marcus Johansson fired home two goals, but the Capitals fell to Pittsburgh 4-3 in overtime on Thursday night.

Johansson now has five points in his past two games and 46 points in 72 games this season.
Apr 8 - 12:19 AM

Marcus Johansson picked up a helper on each of Washington's three goals, however they still lost to the Islanders 4-3 in overtime.

Through 71 games this season Johansson now sits just a trio of points shy of matching his career high in points of 47. Now with 29 assists on the campaign, he's up to 154 in 416 career games as well.
Apr 6 - 12:21 AM

Marcus Johansson snapped his personal seven-game goal drought in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Chicago.

Now with 15 goals and 36 points this season Johansson is on pace for his third straight campaign with at least 40 points. Not too shabby for a "depth" scorer.
Feb 28 - 4:04 PM

Marcus Johansson took line rushes on the fourth line during the pregame warm-ups.

It looks like he will indeed return from an illness on Wednesday night, but he may not start on his regular line. Mike Richards appears to be staying on the third unit for now after he scored the game winner on Monday night.
Feb 24 - 6:50 PM

Marcus Johansson will probably play on Wednesday, according to coach Barry Trotz.

Trotz thought Johansson was probable to play on Monday too, but he ended up sitting out that game. Still, it's probably safe to activate him if you normally would.
Feb 24 - 5:23 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Marcus Johansson
5Mike Richards
6Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Andre Burakovsky
3Daniel Winnik
4Zach Sill
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Brett Connolly
4Tom Wilson
5Stanislav Galiev
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
8Mike Weber
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Dan Ellis