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Capitals Re-sign Marcus Johansson

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Marcus Johansson to a two-year, $4 million contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Johansson will earn $1,825,000 in 2013-14 and $2,175,000 in 2014-15.

Johansson, 22, recorded 22 points (6 goals, 16 assists) in 34 games during the 2012-13 season. He ranked tied for fourth on the Capitals in assists and tied for fifth in power-play goals (3). The 6'1'', 205-pound center posted career marks during the 2011-12 campaign when he collected 46 points (14 goals, 32 assists) in 80 games with Washington. He ranked third on the team in assists, tied for third in points and tied for seventh in goals.

The Landskrona, Sweden, native has collected 95 points (33 goals, 62 assists) and 22 penalty minutes in 183 regular-season games with the Capitals. Among his 2009 draft class, Johansson ranks fifth in goals and points, seventh in assists and eighth in games played. In addition, the center has recorded four goals and seven assists in 30 career NHL playoff games.

A two-time medalist at the IIHF World Junior Championship, Johansson helped lead Sweden to a bronze medal in 2010, recording six points (1g, 5a) in five games. Sweden won the silver medal in 2009, as Johansson registered two goals in six games.

Johansson was drafted by Washington in the first round (24th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

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