An offensive blue-liner who does his best work with the man advantage. Possesses a good shot, accurate but not overpowering. Possibly a second power-play option at the NHL level. Production will likely rely on time with the man advantage.
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June 2023 – Johansson had been a long-time Minnesota Wild prospect who finally decided to leave Europe and play in North America. Johansson came in highly regarded after a strong 2021-22 season for Ilves in Liiga and was immediately thrown into the Iowa Wild as a reliable defenseman. Although he only put up 14 points in 64 games, Johansson acclimated well to the North American game and is still young enough to improve. He will continue to develop for Iowa and still has potential to be a depth defensemen at the NHL level. Nathan Leblanc
January 2023 – Johansson is an intriguing prospect for the Minnesota Wild, who has developed into a reliable two-way defenseman. After an impressive season in the SM-Liiga for the Ilves Tampere, where he showed his offensive potential with 32 points in 58 games, Johansson made the move to North America during the 2022-23 season to play for the Iowa Wild. Early in the season, Johansson has established himself as a full-time player; however, hasn’t put up the offense that he displayed in Finland. He currently has 7 points in 29 games for the Iowa Wild in the AHL. He remains a strong prospect for the Minnesota Wild and with a lack of blue-chip prospects at the blue line, he may get a chance to see what he can do within the next couple of seasons after learning the North American style of game. Nathan Leblanc
February 2021 – Johansson hasn’t been much of an offensive contributor through two SHL seasons, with only 11 points in 70 games over that span. He was heralded as an offensive-centric defenceman coming out of the draft, but it looks like he’ll need to rely on defensive and transitional play if he wants to push towards the NHL. Sam Happi
April 2019 – A defender with a high hockey IQ and a good first pass. He has shown flashes at both the SHL level and Allsvenskan over the past two season in his limited playing time. He has performed well in international play including six points in 11 games with Sweden’s U20 team this year. He finds lanes to skate the puck out of his zone and excelled at exiting the defensive zone. His in-zone play in his own end has been inconsistent, and he doesn’t engage physically and shies away from contact at times. His stick work has been solid at times but more work on his in-zone positioning is needed. With the ability to move the puck, he should work well as a two-way defender in the modern pro game. Tony Ferrari