Filip Johansson

Minnesota Wild
Photo courtesy of HockeyAllsvenskan.se

Fantasy Summary

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


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

Observations

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Avesta BK U16 U16 Div.1 - - - - - |          
 2014-2015 Dalarna TV-Pucken 6 0 1 1 2 |          
  Avesta BK J18 J18 Div.1 11 2 3 5 6 |          
  Avesta BK J20 J20 Elit 1 0 0 0 0 | Qualification 3 0 1 1
 2015-2016 Dalarna TV-Pucken 6 1 4 5 4 |          
  Leksands IF U16 U16 Elit 19 9 20 29 49 | Playoffs QC 3 1 3 4
  Leksands IF U16 U16 SM 3 2 0 2 4 |          
  Leksands IF J18 J18 Elit 12 0 7 7 6 |          
  Leksands IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 15 3 3 6 8 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0
  Häradsbygdens SS J20 J20 Div.1 1 0 1 1 0 |          
  Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 6 1 3 4 2 |          
 2016-2017 Leksands IF J18 J18 Elit 2 0 1 1 0 |          
  Leksands IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 10 3 8 11 26 | Playoffs 5 1 2 3
  Leksands IF J20 SuperElit 34 4 4 8 24 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Sweden U17 WHC-17 6 0 3 3 10 |          
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 18 2 5 7 10 |          
 2017-2018 Leksands IF J18 J18 Elit 4 2 3 5 4 |          
  Leksands IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 2 1 1 2 4 |          
  Leksands IF J20 SuperElit 29 4 5 9 12 |          
  Leksands IF Allsvenskan 23 1 0 1 4 | Qualification 11 2 3 5
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 7 1 1 2 2 |          
  Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 3 4 4 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 21 2 5 7 14 |          
 2018-2019 Leksands IF Allsvenskan 47 1 3 4 28 | Qualification 12 1 2 3 12 
  Sweden U19 (all) International-Jr 4 1 2 3 2 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 8 1 0 1 6 |          
 2019-2020 Leksands IF SHL 4 0 0 0 0 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 5 0 0 0 6 |          

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