|Assets:||Is super quick on his skates. Has excellent playmaking skills and two-way ability. Plays a smooth style, no matter which position (he can play all three up front). Can beat defenders to the outside because of his wheels.|
|Flaws:||Lacks the ideal size for the National Hockey League game, so he will need to add more strength to better handle the rough going. Also needs to play with more consistency from game to game and shoot the puck more.|
|Career Potential:||Speedy, versatile two-way forward with upside.|
|Olympic||Olympic Silver Medal||2014 (Sweden)|
|4/13/2014||Missed the last regular season game (upper body injury).|
|4/12/2014||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|9/07/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Washington Capitals to a two-year contract.|
|7/02/2013||Washington Capitals tendered a qualifying offer.|
|3/10/2013||Missed 12 games (upper body injury).|
|2/26/2013||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|2/09/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/30/2012||Signed with BIK Karlskoga (Sweden).|
|1/24/2012||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|1/01/2011||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|12/18/2010||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|11/10/2010||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|11/06/2010||Missed 6 games (hip flexor) and assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|10/23/2010||Hip flexor, day-to-day.|
|10/16/2010||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|10/12/2010||Lower body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|5/17/2010||Signed by the Washington Capitals to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/26/2009||Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round (24th overall) in 2009.|
Capitals forward Marcus Johansson scored two goals against the Blue Jackets. | 11/11/2014 10:01 PM
NewsCapitals forward Marcus Johansson scored two goals against the Blue Jackets.
ImpactJohnansson joined Alex Ovechkin as multi-goal scorers on Tuesday. Johansson finished plus-one with eight shots. He has eight goals and four assists this season.
Capitals forward Marcus Johansson should remain fantasy relevant this season. | 10/04/2014 6:02 PM
NewsCapitals forward Marcus Johansson should remain fantasy relevant this season.
ImpactJohansson will be the team's No. 2 center at even strength and on the power play as long as the rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov doesn't take over the role. Johansson scored eight goals and 44 points last season.
Marcus Johansson out for Sunday's finale | 04/12/2014 1:28 PM
NewsMarcus Johansson won't play Sunday because of an "upper-body injury."
ImpactHe left Friday's contest against Chicago during the second period after he was hit on the left hand with a shot from Nicklas Backstrom on a Capitals' power play. Johansson wasn't able to return. His season ends with him registering eight goals and 44 points in 80 matches.
Marcus Johansson has passport trouble | 02/24/2014 9:07 AM
NewsMarcus Johansson has to go to Sweden to resolve a passport issue.
ImpactJohansson is still expected to be in the Washington lineup on Thursday but leaving Sochi to go back home to Sweden will not help his jet lag recovery in time for the first game back. Johansson has seven goals and 36 points this season and was a replacement on the Swedish silver medal winning team for the injured Henrik Sedin.
Swedes put Marcus Johansson into lineup | 02/14/2014 7:33 AM
NewsMarcus Johansson has been inserted into Sweden's lineup.
Antti Makinen on Twitter
ImpactJohansson was a healthy scratch against the Czech Republic, but the team was forced to make some adjustments after Henrik Zetterberg was knocked out of the tournament with a herniated disc. Johansson will play alongside Daniel Alfredsson and Gustav Nyquist.
Swedes to scratch Marcus Johansson Wednesday | 02/12/2014 11:59 AM
NewsMarcus Johansson will be a healthy scratch for Sweden's Olympic opener.
Elliotte Friedman on Twitter
ImpactJohansson was added to the Sweden's roster as an injury replacement for Henrik Sedin.
Late Swedish Olympic choice having so-so year | 02/08/2014 11:38 AM
NewsWashington forward Marcus Johansson, selected to replace the injured Henrik Sedin on Sweden's Olympic roster, has had a less than spectacular fourth season with the Capitals.
ImpactHe has seven goals and 29 assists, putting him on pace for 10 goals and a career-high 41 assists and 51 points. He admitted his disappointment at being passed over when the Swedish Olympic team announced its roster last month. The Swedes are considered among the favorites to medal in the Olympic tournament, which begins on Wednesday and concludes on Feb. 23. Caps coach Adam Oates said he hopes Johansson walks away from the Games with wisdom passed down from veteran players like Daniel Sedin, Henrik Zetterberg and Henrik Lundqvist. "Obviously, it's a great experience for him, a huge honor," Oates said. "You hope that for a young guy like him this will take him to another level as a player, to realize he was really close, he was on the bubble, and he gets a chance to go to the Olympics. It shows how the hockey world regards you." Oates said he hopes Johansson's Olympic experience transcends into a more prolific player for the Caps in the final 23 games of the season.
Marcus Johansson joins Sweden's Olympic squad | 02/07/2014 8:23 AM
NewsMarcus Johansson has been selected to replace Henrik Sedin on Sweden's Olympic roster.
ImpactSedin will miss the Winter Games to recover from a ribs injury. That's a big blow to Sweden as they compete for the gold, but it will also add to what's been a great campaign for Johansson. Building on his solid 2013 campaign, Johansson has seven goals and 36 points in 58 games with the Washington Capitals this season.
Marcus Johansson scoreds Saturday | 01/05/2014 10:43 AM
NewsMarcus Johansson scored his sixth goal of the season on Saturday.
ImpactIt was a power play effort as he now has 28 points in 42 games. Johansson will worth a pickup in most pools as he usually plays alongside Alex Ovechkin.
Marcus Johansson collects 2 assists Thursday | 01/03/2014 10:59 AM
NewsMarcus Johansson registered two assists on Thursday.
ImpactThat ended Johansson's five-game point drought. He has five goals and 22 assists in 41 contests this season.
| 12/24/2013 2:20 AM
NewsMarcus Johansson returned to action on Monday December 23.
Marcus Johansson suffers lower body injury | 12/21/2013 10:39 AM
NewsMarcus Johansson suffered a lower body injury in the second period Friday and did not return.
ImpactThe Capitals will likely release more information on the severity of the injury after morning practice Saturday. Johansson managed to score a power play goal before the injury and now has five goals and 25 points in 35 games with a minus-nine rating. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Marcus Johansson on a four-game point streak | 12/18/2013 11:15 AM
NewsMarcus Johansson had an assist in Washington's 5-2 defeat on Tuesday.
ImpactThat extends Johansson's point streak to four games. He's quietly been putting together a respectable season with four goals and 24 points in 34 contests.
Marcus Johansson moves back to top line | 11/16/2013 11:49 AM
NewsMarcus Johansson moved back to the top line in the third period Friday.
ImpactJohansson replaced Martin Erat alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom and set up Ovechkin in the third stanza to cut the Red Wings lead to one. Johansson has two goals and 17 points in 20 games this season and should be started in all but the shallowest fantasy leagues.
Marcus Johansson nets 2 points in win | 11/07/2013 10:54 PM
NewsMarcus Johansson scored a goal and added an assist for the Capitals in a 3-2 shootout win over Minnesota Thursday.
ImpactJohansson is coming into his own this season with 14 points in 16 contests, though playing on a line with Alexa Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom is also a contributing factor. Ovechkin was the other goal scorer for Washington on this night.
Marcus Johansson adjusting to being a center | 11/07/2013 3:45 PM
NewsMarcus Johansson was shifted to center when Alex Ovechkin was injured and he's expected to stay there for the time being.
ImpactHe'll play between Brooks Laich and Troy Brouwer again in Thursday's game versus Minnesota. "I think I've always been more of a passer than a scorer, but I just think you take it as it comes. As a center, I think you do pass a little more," Johansson said. "I think there's a little more responsibility [at center]. It's a little different defensively, I think. So there's some adjustments you have to make. Last game was better than the first two games, so it just takes a little time." He has a goal and 11 assists in 15 games this campaign.
Caps' Marcus Johansson leaves practice early | 10/26/2013 11:40 AM
NewsWashington winger Marcus Johansson, who recorded two points for a second straight game in a win over Edmonton Thursday, left practice early Friday.
ImpactJohansson was "just a little sore from (Thursday) night and a little stiff this morning. Tried to loosen it up and it was still bugging him a little bit so we said get off," Washington coach Adam Oates explained, adding that he doesn't expect the forward to miss the game in Calgary.
Johansson will start season on Caps' top line | 09/07/2013 8:09 PM
NewsMarcus Johansson will indeed start the season on the Capitals' top line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.
Impact"He's got a great opportunity to start with two great hockey players," Washington coach Adam Oates said. "It's a good situation, where the coaches like him, the GM likes him and he's got an opportunity in the next couple years to prove he can be a dominant player in this league and then you get rewarded if you succeed." Just 22, Johansson could be a sneaky good grab in fantasy leagues.
Marcus Johansson signs contract extension | 09/07/2013 11:26 AM
NewsThe Capitals have re-signed forward Marcus Johansson to a two-year, $4 million deal.
ImpactThe 22-year-old, who registered 22 points in 34 games in 2012-13, was regarded as a disappointment as so much more was expected of him last year. It remains to be seen what type of role Johansson will have on the 2013-14 Caps. If he plays on one of the top two lines and gets ample power-play ice time, he still could realize his vast potential. For now, take a wait and see approach with the Swedish forward.
Caps hope to get Johansson signed soon | 09/05/2013 9:05 AM
NewsThe Washington Captials are still working at signing RFA forward Marcus Johansson prior to the start of training camp.
Impact"We're hoping he'll be here," GM George McPhee said Wednesday. "We're hoping we'll have a deal done by then, we'll keep talking." He played well alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom last season, while collecting 22 points in 34 games. The Capitals have a little over $2.6 million remaining in cap space and they already have 12 forwards signed to one-way contracts.
Caps still have to sign RFA Marcus Johansson | 08/23/2013 11:57 AM
NewsWashington has a little over $2.6 million remaining in cap space and the team still has sign restricted free agent Marcus Johansson.
ImpactThe Capitals just gave free agent center Mikhail Grabovski a one-year contract worth $3 million. The signing of Johansson could put Washington right up against the cap or over it depending on how much he gets. The Washington Post guessed last month that Johansson could be worth between $2.5-$3 million.
Columnist: Johansson's worth $2.5-$3M | 07/21/2013 5:50 PM
NewsAn extensive Washington Post breakdown indicates that Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson could be worth between $2.5-$3 million.
ImpactThe 22-year-old is currently a restricted free agent without a salary arbitration hearing coming up. He's been subtly solid for the Caps, including last season's output of 22 points in 34 regular season contests.
Capitals extend QO to Marcus Johansson | 07/02/2013 1:32 PM
NewsWashington Capitals extend qualifying offer to Marcus Johansson.
ImpactThe Caps have ensured Johansson remains a restricted free agent and the team now has the ability to match any offer he receives on the open market. Johansson skated on the Capitals' top line last season with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom and could be a sneaky sleeper pick in most formats if he enters next year in the same spot. The former first-round pick had six goals and 22 points in 34 games this season.
RFA Marcus Johansson should get a raise | 05/22/2013 12:46 PM
NewsMarcus Johansson will need a new contract this summer.
ImpactHe is a pending restricted free agent and is coming off his entry-level deal. He skated alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on Washington's top line for most of the season and coach Adam Oates praised Johansson's play down the stretch. He should get a nice bump in salary, but he'll probably have to prove himself further before he earns a substantial contract.
| 04/17/2013 2:50 AM
NewsMarcus Johansson returned to action on Tuesday April 16.
Marcus Johansson tweaks lower-body injury | 04/15/2013 1:15 PM
NewsMarcus Johansson couldn't complete Monday's practice.
ImpactJohansson reportedly tweaked a lower-body injury. "He just said he was a little sore, so I said, `Get off' because I knew we were going to do a little skate at the end," Capitals coach Adam Oates said. Johansson's still expected to play Tuesday, but we're going to err on the side of caution and list him as day-to-day.
Marcus Johansson picks up two points in loss | 03/31/2013 9:09 PM
NewsMarcus Johansson scored a goal and added an assist for Washington in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Flyers.
ImpactJohansson hasn't improved on last season's encouraging performance, but his production in this game moves him in the right direction. Mike Green, Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom all found the back of the net for Washington in the losing effort.
| 03/11/2013 1:57 AM
NewsMarcus Johansson was activated from the IL on Sunday March 10.
Marcus Johansson could play on Sunday | 03/10/2013 11:02 AM
NewsMarcus Johansson will take warmups in Sunday's game against the New York Rangers.
Katie Carrera on Twitter
Impact"Johansson is ready to play," said Washington coach Adam Oates. Johansson has been in and out of the lineup this season and has just one goal in nine games. He's not worth owning in fantasy leagues at the moment.
Marcus Johansson travels with Caps | 03/09/2013 12:03 PM
NewsMarcus Johansson (upper body) travelled with the Capitals to Long Island but will likely play in Saturday's game only on an emergency basis.
ImpactHe practised without restrictions on Friday centering the team's third line, but Washington coach Adam Oates seems hesitant to insert him back into the lineup. You should be too.
Marcus Johansson gets the OK for contact | 03/06/2013 5:25 PM
NewsMarcus Johansson was cleared for contact Wednesday after passing a neuropsych test, which is required for players who have suffered concussions.
ImpactJohansson has been sidelined with an "upper-body injury" for the past 10 games, but the team never announced that he has or had a concussion. "It feels good to have [the test] over, but we'll take it from here and see what happens," he said. "Hopefully I can play soon."
Caps' Johansson close to contact in practices | 03/04/2013 6:22 PM
NewsCoach Adam Oates expects Marcus Johansson (upper body) to get the go ahead to resume skating with contact after his testing Monday.
ImpactHe has missed nine games an upper-body injury, but has been skating regularly for a little over a week with his Washington teammates. The Capitals want to see how he does with contact before venturing into talks of a possible return date.
Capitals place Marcus Johansson on IR | 02/26/2013 1:21 PM
NewsWashington Capitals place Marcus Johansson on injured reserve.
Katie Carrera on Twitter
ImpactJohansson has been dealing with a back injury while playing in Sweden during the lockout and has been in and out of the lineup all season. He was moved to IR to clear space for Casey Wellman and can be activated at any time.
UBI hampers Marcus Johansson | 02/21/2013 1:25 PM
NewsMarcus Johansson said after Thursday's practice that his upper-body injury is something that has bothered him for "a while."
ImpactHe suffered a back injury while playing in Sweden during the lockout, but skated for a second straight day on Thursday. "I'm just taking it day-by-day and hopefully it will be a hundred percent soon, and that's what we're going for," Johansson said. "We have no time or date or anything."
Marcus Johansson to skate alone Wednesday | 02/19/2013 1:39 PM
NewsMarcus Johansson (upper body) is expected to skate by himself Wednesday.
Stephen Whyno on Twitter
ImpactJohansson has been in and out of the lineup this season and has just one goal in nine games. He's not worth owning in most leagues.
Marcus Johansson will not play Sunday | 02/16/2013 2:19 PM
NewsMarcus Johansson will not play against the Rangers on Sunday.
ImpactHe is suffering from some sort of undisclosed upper body injury. Even if he weren't injured, Johansson has spent some time in the press box due to ineffectiveness. Keep him on reserve until further notice.
Marcus Johansson has an upper body injury | 02/11/2013 12:26 PM
NewsMarcus Johansson is suffering from an upper body injury.
ImpactIt's worth noted that Johansson was listed as a healthy scratch on Saturday. At the time Capitals coach Adam Oates said that he needed to see "more execution" from Johansson and speculated that the 22-year-old might have confidence issues.
Marcus Johansson will sit Saturday | 02/09/2013 2:16 PM
NewsMarcus Johansson will be a healthy scratch Saturday against Florida.
Impact"We need more execution," coach Adam Oates said. "I think his confidence might be one of the problems about the play. We need more execution and didn't get enough in Pittsburgh." Oates was not pleased with Johansson's game following Thursday's contest against the Penguins. The 22-year-old forward has struggled this season with just one goal and a minus-7 rating in nine games.
Marcus Johansson finally gets first point | 02/06/2013 1:45 PM
NewsMarcus Johansson started Tuesday's game against Toronto on the third line, but he finished the same unit as Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin.
ImpactHe got his first point of the season when he scored a power-play goal late in the first period. During Wednesday's practice, he lined up alongside Backstrom and Troy Brouwer.
Marcus Johansson will dress in Toronto | 01/31/2013 6:53 PM
NewsMarcus Johansson will return from the press box against Toronto on Thursday night.
ImpactHe has been a healthy scratch for the past two games. "I want to play. That's why I'm here. I want to play and it's not fun to sit out, but it's his decision and I respect his decision," Johansson said. "It's his decision. He's the coach; you've got to deal with it, learn and move on." He had no points and a minus-5 rating in four games prior to being scratched.
Capitals scratch Marcus Johansson | 01/27/2013 3:50 PM
NewsThe Washington Capitals decided to make Marcus Johansson a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.
ImpactMathieu Perreault will take his place in the Caps lineup. No doubt, Johansson has struggled, with zero points and a -5 rating this season. He's had a bright star to his career, but like most of his team, things aren't going well.
Caps' Marcus Johansson drops to fourth line | 01/24/2013 1:11 PM
NewsMarcus Johansson struggled with Washington's top line in the first two games of the season, so he has been dropped to the fourth unit.
ImpactHe is slated to play with Mathieu Perreault and Joey Crabb on Thursday, while Wojtek Wolski takes his spot alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. Johansson has no points, one shot and a minus-3 rating so far this season.
|Goals||2||vs. CBJ||Nov 11||1|
|Assists||2||at TB||Dec 9||3|
|Points||2||5 times-last:at TB||last:Dec 9||3|
|Penalty Minutes||0||32 times-last:at NJ||last:Dec 20||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||vs. NYI||Nov 28||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||vs. SJ||Oct 14||1|
|Power Play Points||1||6 times-last:at TB||last:Dec 9||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||32 times-last:at NJ||last:Dec 20||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||32 times-last:at NJ||last:Dec 20||0|
|Shots||8||vs. CBJ||Nov 11||5|
|Games||80||2 times-last: 2013-14 (Wsh)|
|Penalty Minutes||10||2010-11 (Wsh)|
|Power Play Goals||6||2013-14 (Wsh)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2010-11 (Wsh)|
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