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Fantasy Summary

Smart and reliable two-way defenseman with solid defensive game and some puck-moving abilities. Better for real life than fantasy hockey.


Observations

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March 2019 – Minnesota’s first-round pick last year has had a bit of a disappointing season to date. Playing in the Allsvenskan with Leksands IF, he has shown that the defensive side of his game is still his calling card although his consistency this year has been an issue. Playing against men hasn’t put an excessive strain on his defensive game due to the fact that it is primarily based on good positioning and having a good stick. His skating has continued to be a strength for him in the defensive zone and has allowed him to show flashes of offensive potential. However, his offensive game has continued to be very limited due to the situations he has been playing in this season and lack of power play time. Johansson is a developmental project player that will likely make the NHL but his ceiling is much lower than you would prefer from a first round pick. Tony Ferrari

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

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 23, 2000
Height 6‘0”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 1; Overall: 24

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Avesta BK U16U16 Div.1- - -- -|        
 2014-2015 DalarnaTV-Pucken6 0 11 2|        
  Avesta BK J18J18 Div.111 2 35 6|        
  Avesta BK J20J20 Region1 0 00 0|Qualification3 0 11
 2015-2016 DalarnaTV-Pucken6 1 45 4|        
  Leksands IF U16U16 Region19 9 2029 49|Playoffs QC3 1 34
  Leksands IF U16U16 SM3 2 02 4|        
  Leksands IF J18J18 Region12 0 77 6|        
  Leksands IF J18J18 Allsvenskan15 3 36 8|Playoffs5 0 00
  Häradsbygdens SS J20J20 Div.11 0 11 0|        
  Sweden U16 (all)International-Jr6 1 34 2|        
 2016-2017 Leksands IF J18J18 Region2 0 11 0|        
  Leksands IF J18J18 Allsvenskan10 3 811 26|Playoffs5 1 23
  Leksands IF J20J20 Nationell34 4 48 24|Playoffs2 0 00
  Sweden U17WHC-176 0 33 10|        
  Sweden U17 (all)International-Jr18 2 35 10|        
 2017-2018 Leksands IF J18J18 Region4 2 35 4|        
  Leksands IF J18J18 Allsvenskan2 1 12 4|        
  Leksands IF J20J20 Nationell29 4 59 12|        
  Leksands IFHockeyAllsvenskan23 1 01 4|Qualification11 2 35
  Sweden U18WJC-187 1 12 2|        
  Sweden U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 1 34 4|        
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr21 2 57 14|        
 2018-2019 Leksands IFHockeyAllsvenskan47 1 34 28|Qualification12 1 23 12 
  Sweden U19 (all)International-Jr4 1 23 2|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr8 1 01 6|        
 2019-2020 Leksands IF J20J20 Nationell3 1 12 4|        
  Leksands IFSHL39 2 24 14|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr8 0 00 6|        
 2020-2021 Frölunda HCSHL15 1 12 4|        

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