|Assets:||Owns very good playmaking skills, as well as the ability to play a sound two-way game. Is also versatile enough to line up either at center or wing. Has a strong lower base and high compete level.|
|Flaws:||Needs to adapt to and perfect his skills for the North American game. Also needs to make better use of his shot, so as to keep opposing defenders more honest. Lacks consistency in all areas of the game.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile two-way forward with a little upside.|
|7/21/2015||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a one-year contract.|
|4/13/2015||Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|3/02/2015||Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|3/02/2015||Recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|2/15/2015||Recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|1/04/2015||Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|12/20/2014||Recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|11/09/2014||Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|11/02/2014||Recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|10/10/2014||Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|10/10/2014||Missed 1 game (concussion).|
|10/07/2014||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|4/09/2014||Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|3/27/2014||Recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|1/11/2014||Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|12/31/2013||Recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|12/26/2013||Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|12/23/2013||Recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|11/19/2013||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|4/03/2013||Acquired from the Minnesota Wild.|
|4/03/2013||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|4/02/2013||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|2/22/2013||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|2/16/2013||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|5/24/2011||Signed by the Minnesota Wild to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|4/03/2013||Buffalo Sabres traded Jason Pominville and a 4th round selection in 2014 to the Minnesota Wild for Matt Hackett, Johan Larsson, a 1st round selection in 2013 and a 2nd round selection in 2014.|
|6/26/2010||Drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 2nd round (56th overall) in 2010.|
| 02/11/2016 2:24 PM
NewsLarsson (undisclosed) did not travel with the team to face the Flyers on Thursday, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.
| 02/10/2016 1:17 PM
NewsLarsson (undisclosed) missed practice on Wednesday, but could play on Thursday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
| 02/09/2016 11:53 AM
NewsLarsson (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision Tuesday against Florida.
| 12/15/2015 1:19 PM
NewsLarsson scored the game-winning goal in Buffalo's 2-1 win over Detroit on Monday.
| 12/01/2015 12:37 PM
NewsLarsson will not play Tuesday against Detroit, reports John Vogl of The Buffalo News.
| 10/28/2015 12:19 PM
NewsLarsson notched his first two points of the season Tuesday, picking up two assists (one on the power play) to go with a plus-2 rating in an overtime victory against the Flyers.
| 10/21/2015 11:40 AM
NewsLarsson will take David Legwand's place against Toronto, reports Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald.
| 10/18/2015 2:21 PM
NewsLarsson was a healthy scratch in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay.
| 09/25/2015 7:22 PM
NewsHead coach Dan Bylsma has promoted Johan Larsson to the fourth line after being impressed with his strong, two-way game, reports The Buffalo News.
| 09/18/2015 3:00 PM
NewsLarsson will center William Carrier and Nick Baptiste in training camp, reports John Vogl of The Buffalo News.
| 07/21/2015 2:06 PM
NewsConfirming a previous Swedish report, the Sabres officially announced Larsson has re-signed.
| 07/17/2015 11:37 AM
NewsCiting a Swedish newspaper, the Sabres have re-signed Larsson to a one-year, one-way contract, reports The Buffalo News.
Buffalo sends down Johan Larsson | 04/10/2014 10:04 AM
NewsJohan Larsson was sent to the minors on Wednesday.
ImpactHe will try to help Rochester secure the final AHL playoff spot in the Western Conference. Larsson has 15 goals and 39 points in 45 games with the Amerks this campaign. He has four assists in 28 outings with the Sabres.
Sabres call on Johan Larsson on Thursday | 03/27/2014 3:54 PM
NewsJohan Larsson has been called up on an emergency basis.
ImpactThe Sabres don't have Torrey Mitchell and Zenon Konopka, so Larsson is back with the big club. He has one assist in 21 NHL appearances this campagin.
Johan Larsson heads back AHL Rochester | 01/11/2014 2:11 PM
NewsJohan Larsson has been demoted to the minors.
ImpactIn 21 games with the Sabres this year, he has one assist and 36 hits. Larsson is still looking for his first NHL goal. He has two markers, nine points and 26 penalty minutes in 13 games with Rochester of the AHL in 2013-14.
Johan Larsson suits up for Sabres Thursday | 01/03/2014 7:23 AM
NewsJohan Larsson got back in the lineup for Buffalo on Thursday after rejoining the team on Wednesday from the Spengler Cup tournament in Switzerland.
ImpactThe Sabres AHL affiliate in Rochester was invited to take part in the festivities. That's a lot of traveling for the 21-year-old forward. Larsson skated with Linus Omark and Marcus Foligno against Minnesota.
Johan Larsson heads to Buffalo | 01/01/2014 1:52 PM
NewsBuffalo Sabres call up Johan Larsson.
Mike Harrington on Twitter
ImpactLarsson has nine points and 26 penalty minutes in 13 AHL games this season. He's not expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues at this time.
Johan Larsson joins Rochester in Switzerland | 12/26/2013 8:54 AM
NewsJohan Larsson was reportedly en route to Switzerland on Wednesday to join the AHL's Rochester Americans for the Spengler Cup.
ImpactThe team's website reported the news. Larsson has played 18 games with the Sabres this year, where he's recorded one assist and 33 hits. He's unlikely to be back with Buffalo when they return from the NHL's Christmas break on Friday against Toronto.
Buffalo summons Johan Larsson | 12/23/2013 12:42 PM
NewsJohan Larsson is back with the Buffalo Sabres.
Sabres.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactLarsson has nine points and 26 penalty minutes in 13 AHL contests this season. Of course, he's been far less productive with Buffalo. He has just an assist and 13 penalty minutes in 17 games with the Sabres.
Buffalo demotes Johan Larsson | 11/19/2013 12:25 PM
NewsJohan Larsson has been sent to AHL Rochester.
ImpactLarsson has an assist and 13 penalty minutes in 17 games this season. The 21-year-old has been averaging just 12:04 minutes per game, but will probably get more ice time in the minors.
Johan Larsson will make Sabres debut Friday | 10/03/2013 6:30 PM
NewsJohan Larsson is expected to get into Buffalo's lineup for Friday's home opener with Ville Leino sidelined indefinitely.
ImpactHe's likely to play between Tyler Ennis and Steve Ott. "He's going to get a good opportunity," coach Ron Rolston said. "I like everything about him. His attitude, the way he works, preparation. He's a good detail player. This will give him a good opportunity to play with some good players and show us what he can do. It's a good thing. He's ready." It will mark his first game in a Sabres uniform after he was a healthy scratch in Wednesday's loss to Detroit.
Johan Larsson, Scott skate as extras Monday | 10/01/2013 6:36 AM
NewsJohan Larsson was an extra forward during Monday's practice.
ImpactHe joined enforcer John Scott as Buffalo's probable odd men out to start the season. Sabres coach Ron Rolston was impressed with Larsson at training camp, so he should get his chance to play soon if it doesn't come right away.
Johan Larsson stakes claim for roster spot | 09/20/2013 7:16 AM
NewsJohan Larsson enjoyed a very good game Thursday in Buffalo's exhibition win over Carolina.
ImpactHe recorded two goals and won 12 of 17 faceoffs. "I thought he was arguably our best forward," coach Ron Rolston said. "He was on tonight. He was good in the circle. Those are things that we're looking for out of centermen, obviously, in the faceoff circle, but he's got a lot of grit to his game." Larsson has played in all three preseason games so far and could end up as Buffalo's third-line center following camp.
Wild had tough time giving up Johan Larsson | 04/07/2013 7:57 AM
NewsThe Minnesota Wild had a difficult time agreeing to send forward Johan Larsson to the Sabres in the trade that saw them acquire Jason Pominville this week.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune
ImpactLarsson was a favorite of many scouts in the Minnesota organization after he was drafted in the second round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, but the team understands that a player of Pominville's caliber would require a steep price. "Scouts, when you trade a first-round pick, it's always a little uneasy feeling probably, but when you get a good player [like Pominville], it's fine," said Wild Assistant GM Brent Flahr. "Probably more uneasiness comes from trading a guy like Larsson, who you draft and get to know a bit and appreciate. I'm a big fan of Johan Larsson. I think everybody knows that, but that's the business." The new Sabre profiles as a solid two-way player in the NHL once he reaches his full potential.
Sabres send Larsson, Hackett to minors | 04/04/2013 9:59 AM
NewsJohan Larsson and Matt Hackett have been sent to Buffalo's AHL affiliate in Rochester.
ImpactThe Sabres acquired them both from Minnesota as part of the deal that sent former captain Jason Pominville to the Wild.
Sabres get J. Larsson in Pominville trade | 04/03/2013 3:11 PM
NewsThe Buffalo Sabres have acquired Johan Larsson and Matthew Hackett from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Jason Pominville.
Michael Russo on Twitter
ImpactLarsson has 15 goals and 37 points in 62 AHL games this season. He was taken by the Wild in the second round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Wild recall Johan Larsson from AHL | 04/02/2013 6:04 PM
NewsMinnesota Wild recall Johan Larsson from AHL Houston.
ImpactLarsson has been up and down between the NHL and the AHL a couple times this season. He played in one game with the Wild but did not register a point. Larsson was the Wild's second-round pick in 2010.
Johan Larsson returns to the minors | 02/22/2013 5:34 PM
NewsJohan Larsson has been sent to the minors.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
ImpactLarsson has 13 goals and 27 points in 50 AHL games this season. He made his NHL debut on Feb. 17.
Wild promote Johan Larsson | 02/16/2013 5:27 PM
NewsThe Minnesota Wild have called up Johan Larsson.
Michael Russo on Twitter
ImpactLarsson has 13 goals and 14 assists in 50 AHL contests in 2012-13. He might make his NHL debut on Sunday.
|11/28/2015||Buf||Nas||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|11/27/2015||Buf||Car||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/17/2015||Buf||TB||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||83||25||33||58||-||143||-||-||-||-||-||0.70|
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||11||1||1||2||-||4||-||-||-||-||-||0.18|
|Goals||1||2 times-last:at Mtl||last:Feb 3||1|
|Assists||2||at Phi||Oct 27||2|
|Points||2||at Phi||Oct 27||3|
|Penalty Minutes||5||vs. Bos||Jan 15||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:at Min||last:Jan 12||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||50 times-last:at Bos||last:Feb 6||1|
|Power Play Points||1||at Phi||Oct 27||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||50 times-last:at Bos||last:Feb 6||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||50 times-last:at Bos||last:Feb 6||0|
|Shots||5||vs. Phi||Oct 30||5|
|Penalty Minutes||19||2013-14 (Buf)|
|Plus/Minus||0||3 times-last: 2014-15 (Buf)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2014-15 (Buf)|
Subscribe to The Hockey News magazine!
Subscribe today, and save off the cover price.Subscribe now
Sign up to our e-flash newsletter.
You will receive backstage access to special features, articles, promotions and special events and more!!Sign up now
Download TheHockeyNews app
Learn more about TheHockeyNews mobile app.Get it now!