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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)
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.
Quote of the Day

He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter