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Johan Larsson | Center | #22

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/25/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (56) / MIN
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Johan Larsson collected a goal off a wacky deflection from well beyond the offensive blue line during Thursday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.
Larsson was the beneficiary just 18 seconds into the match when a Jake McCabe lob bounced off Larsson and fooled Henrik Lundqvist for the long-distance goal. He's now up to four goals and eight points in 23 games this season. Dec 2 - 12:01 AM

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Johan Larsson recorded the game-winning goal against Minnesota on Tuesday night.

He broke a 1-1 tie at the 13:34 mark of the third period. Larsson has posted two goals this season and they have both been game winners in the last three games. He has developed a bit of penchant for scoring key goals after he tied Jack Eichel for the team lead with five game winners last year.
Nov 2 - 9:34 AM

Johan Larsson collected his first goal of the season during Saturday's 3-0 win over the Panthers.

Larsson is now up to three points in seven games so far this season, easily the best rate of his career. Still, Larsson has just 40 career points in 149 career NHL games.
Oct 29 - 6:10 PM

Johan Larsson (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Thursday, per Sabres coach Dan Bylsma.

Larsson claimed to be fine, so the odds of him playing might be better than 50-50. He has two assists in three games this season.
Oct 20 - 5:53 PM

Johan Larsson skipped Wednesday's practice for a maintenance day.

Coach Dan Bylsma expects Larsson to be available to play on Thursday. Larsson has picked up an assist in each of his last two games.
Oct 20 - 7:34 AM

Johan Larsson has agreed to a one-year, $950,000 contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

Larsson was set to become a restricted free agent this summer. His new deal is up from the $800,000 he made in 2015-16. He's coming off a season where he scored 10 goals and 17 points in 74 contests.
Apr 29 - 3:58 PM

Johan Larsson will be scratched from Saturday's match with the Islanders due to an undisclosed injury.

Through the first full season of his career in the NHL, Larsson performed nicely all things considered. He posted 10 goals and 17 points with 113 hits. Now if only the 23-year-old can start to put it all together.
Apr 9 - 5:31 PM

Johan Larsson extended his point streak to four games with his 10th goal of the season during Tuesday's 3-1 win over New Jersey.

Larsson has posted three goals and six points during the streak. However he has just 17 points in 73 games this season, so we'd look elsewhere for support unless your love riding any and all hot hands.
Apr 6 - 12:08 AM

Johan Larsson scored a pair of goals in Thursday's 4-1 win over Toronto.

In his first 54 games of the season he produced just two goals, but he has seven in his last 17. "I feel like I had the chance the whole season, it's just going in for me now," Larsson said. "With that comes the confidence to make a move and try some passes. It's just that. I don’t think anything is different. It's just going in for me and we're playing good as a line." He is playing with Marcus Foligno and Brian Gionta.
Apr 1 - 8:03 AM

Johan Larsson found the back of the net in Buffalo's late comeback win over Carolina on Tuesday night.

Evander Kane tied the game at the 16:11 mark of the third period and Larsson provided the game winner one minute later. He has scored four of his seven goals this month.
Mar 23 - 9:40 AM

Johan Larsson scored his sixth goal of the season on Tuesday versus the New York Rangers.

He has found the back of the net in three of the last four games after scoring just once in the opening four months of the year.
Mar 9 - 9:35 AM

Johan Larsson has scored a goal in each of his last two games and he has three goals in his last five outings.

"It's just going in for me now," said Larsson. "I'm confident. I'm trying to work on it every day in practice, trying to hit the net a lot, be in the right spots. I had some good looks, but I've been missing the net on those looks. I'm trying to focus on hitting the net and at least try and make the goalie save it." Larrson got hot at the end of the 2014-15 season as well with five goals and 14 points in 17 games. He has been skating as Buffalo's second-line center since Ryan O'Reilly was injured.
Mar 7 - 9:48 AM

Johan Larsson picked up the ninth goal of his career during Friday's 3-1 win over San Jose.

It was perhaps both the pretties and grittiest goal of his career as he followed up Brian Gionta's offensive takeaway and dove to tip the puck over the line. Hey some times to get where you want to be you have to sell out. He's now up nine goals and 17 points in 123 career games.
Feb 27 - 1:25 AM

Johan Larsson is being tasked with more defensive responsibility with Ryan O'Reilly sidelined.

He logged 15:36 of ice time against Pittsburgh on Sunday and finished with a minus-2 rating in a 4-3 loss. "I want to be better. I can't let those goals go in," Larsson said. "It's a challenge for everyone else to step up and play good. It was not good today."
Feb 22 - 9:37 AM

Johan Larsson is expected to return from a lower-body injury on Tuesday night.

He has sat out four games due to the ailment, but got back on the ice for Monday's practice. Larsson has two goals and six points in 50 games.
Feb 16 - 9:38 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Johan Larsson
4Zemgus Girgensons
5Derek Grant
6William Carrier
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
5Cody McCormick
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Cody Franson
7Justin Falk
8Taylor Fedun
9Brendan Guhle
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson