Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed forward Marcus Johansson to a two-year, $4 million contract ($2 million average annual value) that goes through the 2024-25 season.
Johansson, 32, recorded 46 points (19-27=46), including 18 power-play points (5-13=18), in 80 games with Minnesota and Washington this season. The 6-foot-1, 203-pound native of Landskrona, Sweden, was acquired from Washington on February 28 in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft. In 20 regular-season games with the Wild, Johansson posted 18 points (6-12=18), a plus-six rating, five multi-point games and two game-winning goals. From March 1, he led Minnesota in power play points (five), ranked tied for first in assists, second in scoring, tied for third in goals and fifth in shots (42). He added two goals in six Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Wild.
For his career, Johansson owns 453 points (163-290=453) in 833 career NHL games during 13 seasons with the Capitals, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Seattle Kraken and Wild (2010-23). He has also collected 45 points (16-29=45) in 109 career Stanley Cup Playoff matches. Johansson has played for Sweden in five international tournaments including the 2014 Winter Olympics. He was selected by Washington in the first round (24th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft.