|Assets:||Owns very good playmaking skills, as well as the potential 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 playmaker with upside.|
|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.|
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.
|11/16/2013||Buf||Tor||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|11/15/2013||Buf||Tor||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|11/12/2013||Buf||LA||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/08/2013||Buf||TB||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/02/2013||Buf||Det||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||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||0||17 times-last:at Ana||last:Nov 8||0|
|Assists||1||vs. Ana||Nov 2||0|
|Points||1||vs. Ana||Nov 2||0|
|Penalty Minutes||7||at SJ||Nov 5||0|
|Plus/Minus||1||2 times-last:at SJ||last:Nov 5||0|
|Power Play Goals||0||17 times-last:at Ana||last:Nov 8||0|
|Power Play Points||0||17 times-last:at Ana||last:Nov 8||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||17 times-last:at Ana||last:Nov 8||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||17 times-last:at Ana||last:Nov 8||0|
|Shots||3||at Ana||Nov 8||2|
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