Smart and reliable two-way defenseman with solid defensive game and some puck-moving abilities. Better for real life than fantasy hockey.
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June 2018 – Johansson was drafted 24th overall by the Minnesota Wild. Johansson was usually ranked somewhere in the late second round in pre-draft rankings but the Wild obviously saw something more in him and reached for him late in the first round – they seem to like smart Swedish defensemen a lot. Johansson is a defence-first type defenseman but has some puck-moving abilities as well. He’s a good skater but hasn’t shown a lot of offensive creativity. He has a good shot from the blue line but may not be a power play player at the NHL level. He’s probably a couple of years away from reaching the NHL. Johansson isn’t worth drafting in fantasy hockey leagues unless you have very deep prospect systems. Jokke Nevalainen