Jonas Johansson

Buffalo Sabres
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Fantasy Summary

A long-term project with potential to be a 1A/1B goalie at best.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country SWE
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 19, 1995
Height 6‘5”
Weight 214 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 3; Overall: 61

Observations

April 2018 – Jonas Johansson played another 7 games at the AHL level with Rochester where he posted some pretty lacklustre starts showing a measly 3.89 GAA and a .861 SV%. After those games Johansson was sent to Cincinnati in the ECHL where Jonas played a little better with a 3.13 GAA and a .903 SV%. Jonas made a few very nice saves using his strong glove and fast reflexes, putting them on show. He’s currently played two games in the ECHL playoffs, recording a strong 2.45 GAA with a .945 SV%. The progression is coming for the 6’5 Swedish stopper, he just needs to embrace the challenge and live up to it. Marcus Griep

May 2017 – After a strong stint with the Rochester Americans, Johansson has signed an entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres. With Brynas, Johansson was able to win the J20 SuperElit Best Goaltender during the 2013-2014 season. Johansson has strong reflexes in the crease and can make big desperation saves. While his numbers were not the best in his seven AHL games, there were times where he made some impressive stops. A full season in the AHL, even as a back-up, should help him adjust to the tighter angles of the professional game. Max Marko

June 2016 – Johansson was loaned from Brynas IF (SHL) to Almtuna IS (Allsvenskan) in 2015-16. He was able to play 42 of teams 52 games with a record of 24-17. Being able to play a full season for Almtuna has given Jonas a chance to continue to develop overseas playing a majority of his team’s games. Johansson will want to stay in the SHL next year with Byrnas IF, to prove he is capable of playing with more elite talent. Paul Zwambag

July 2015 – Johansson attended the Prospect Development Camp and looked good in the half game he split with Jason Kasdorf. Johansson stopped one of two penalty shots he faced. He ended up losing in a shootout, stopping four of seven attempts. Paul Zwambag

A large netminder who plays deep in his net, same style as countryman Henrik Lundqvist. Johansson still needs a few years to develop and has not shown he can play at an elite level, yet. 2015-16 season he proved he is a capable of starting a large percentage of games and is able to stay healthy. Johansson hasn’t signed a contract with the Sabres, but because he plays overseas they didn’t lose his rights at the June 1st deadline for 2014 draftees. The Sabres have until Johansson turns 22, as per the CBA rules, to sign him to a contract.


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2010-2011 Gästrikland TV-Pucken 5 4.70 .862 |        
  Brynäs IF U16 U16 SM 6 4.46 .870 |        
  Brynäs IF J18 J18 Elit 1 1.62 .917 |        
  Brynäs IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 0 - - |        
 2011-2012 Brynäs IF J18 J18 Elit 10 1.59 .926 |        
  Brynäs IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 11 2.83 .905 | Playoffs 3 2.36 .921
  Brynäs IF J20 SuperElit 5 3.29 .890 |        
  Sweden U17 WHC-17 3 4.63 .862 |        
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 0 - - |        
 2012-2013 Brynäs IF ET 1 6.00 .882 |        
  Brynäs IF J18 J18 Elit 1 2.00 .929 |        
  Brynäs IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 5 2.36 .924 | Playoffs 7 2.93 .905
  Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 3 3.43 .870 |        
  Brynäs IF J20 SuperElit 29 2.91 .899 | Playoffs 2 1.93 .933
  Brynäs IF SHL 0 - - |        
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 4 2.23 .931 |        
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 12 2.66 .910 |        
 2013-2014 Brynäs IF J20 SuperElit 23 2.32 .911 | Playoffs 7 2.36 .892
  Brynäs IF ET 1 3.00 .870 |        
  Brynäs IF SHL 4 2.96 .914 |        
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 0 - - |        
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 3 3.71 .875 |        
 2014-2015 Brynäs IF J20 SuperElit 13 3.62 .886 | Playoffs 2 3.52 .904
  Brynäs IF SHL 2 6.30 .843 |        
  Almtuna IS Allsvenskan 9 2.58 .896 |        
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 2 5.24 .859 |        
 2015-2016 Brynäs IF SHL 0 - - |        
  Almtuna IS Allsvenskan 42 2.39 .913 | Qualification 4 3.01 .892
 2016-2017 Brynäs IF SHL 2 2.00 .920 |        
  Almtuna IS Allsvenskan 37 2.26 .913 | Qualification 4 2.04 .935
  Rochester Americans AHL 7 2.85 .892 |        
 2017-2018 Rochester Americans AHL 7 3.89 .861 |        
  Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 27 3.13 .909 | Playoffs 5 3.31 .921
 2018-2019 Rochester Americans AHL 5 2.26 .926 |        
  Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 27 2.60 .908 |        
 2019-2020 Rochester Americans AHL - - - |        

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