The New Jersey Devils today traded forward Marcus Johansson to the Boston Bruins, in exchange for Boston's second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and the Bruins' fourth-round pick in 2020. New Jersey will retain 40% of Johansson's salary in the transaction.
Johansson was acquired July 2, 2017 from Washington 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. Johansson spent the past two seasons with New Jersey, scoring 17 goals and 24 assists for 41 points in 77 regular-season games.
"Marcus is a quality player, a top-six talent at forward with great vision and patience with the puck," said Devils Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. "His style of play, dedication as a teammate and professionalism has had a great influence on our club. He bought into our culture right away and took players under his wing to teach them to be pros on a daily basis. We wish him, his wife, Amelia, and daughter, Mila all the best in Boston."
This now marks the tenth selection New Jersey will have in the 2019 NHL Draft, including six in the first three rounds: New Jersey's first, three seconds (New Jersey, Boston and Nashville), two thirds (Anaheim and Dallas), in addition to the club's original selections in rounds four through seven.
In the 2020 NHL Draft, the club has eight selections- this added fourth-round pick and New Jersey's original selections in each round.