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Johan Fransson

Johan Fransson  #40

Defenseman
NUMBER: 40 BIRTHDATE: February 18, 1985
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Kalix, Sweden
WEIGHT: 192 DRAFTED: DAL / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (34th overall)

NOTES: Loaned from Manchester to SKA St. Petersburg (KHL).

2009-10:
30 points (11-19=30) and 26 penalty minutes in 54 games with Lulea HF (Swedish Elite League)
Among league defensemen he ranked: sixth in points, tied for sixth in goals, tied for ninth in assists
Led club defensemen in goals, assists, points
Second on club with 22:59 TOI/game (12th in SEL)

Rights traded to Los Angeles by Dallas with Jaroslav Modry, Dallas' 2nd (Oscar Moller) and 3rd (Bryan Cameron) round choices in 2007 Entry Draft and Dallas' 1st round choice (later traded to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Viktor Tikhonov) in 2008 Entry Draft for Mattias Norstrom, Konstantin Pushkarev and Los Angeles' 3rd (Sergei Korostin) and 4th (later traded to Columbus - Columbus selected Maxim Mayorov) round choices in 2007 Entry Draft, February 27, 2007. Loaned to St. Petersburg (KHL) by Los Angeles, October 13, 2010.
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I'm hoping Bob [Murray] didn't go out and get Dany Heatley just to get someone. I'm sure he's excited and motivated.

— Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on general manager Bob Murray's decision to sign Dany Heatley