Capitals Sign Center Marcus Johansson
Johansson, 19, is a 5’11”, 189-pound native of Landskrona, Sweden, who recently finished his second season with Farjestads of the Swedish Elite League (SEL), the top professional league in Sweden. He recorded 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) in 42 games this season in the SEL, finishing tied for fourth on the team in goals and sixth in points. Johansson also made his second appearance for Team Sweden in the World Junior Championship. He had six points (one goal, five assists) and a +7 rating in five games and, as Sweden’s captain, led the team to the bronze medal.
Johansson recorded 10 points (five goals, five assists) in 45 games for Farjestads in 2008-09 and scored two goals in six games at the 2009 World Junior Championship, winning a silver medal.
Johansson proved to be a steady threat for Sweden at the under-18 level as well. He helped his team to the gold at the 2007 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and to the bronze at the 2007 Under-18 World Championship.