The New Jersey Devils today acquired forward Marcus Johansson from the Washington Capitals for Florida’s second-round pick (previously acquired by New Jersey in the Marc Savard trade, June 10, 2016) and Toronto’s third-round pick (previously acquired by New Jersey as compensation for the hiring of Lou Lamoriello) in the 2018 NHL Draft. New Jersey still owns all of its original selections in the 2018 NHL Draft, and has seven selections overall in that draft.
Johansson, 26, has spent his entire seven season NHL career, 2011-17, with the Washington Capitals organization. In 2016-17, the left wing played in all 82 regular-season games, which ranked fourth-best among Caps’ players with a career high 58 points (24 goals and 34 assists). In addition, the Landskrona, Sweden native had five game-winning goals and two overtime markers. He also skated in each of Washington’s 13 Stanley Cup Playoff contests and notched two goals and six assists before the club was eliminated in the second round by Pittsburgh.
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