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Panthers Acquire D Magnus Johansson

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
Newly acquired defenseman Magnus Johansson (Getty Images)
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager and Head Coach Jacques Martin  announced today that the club has acquired D Magnus Johansson from Chicago in exchange for a seventh round draft pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.


Johansson, 34, is in his rookie season in the NHL. He has appeared in 18 games for the Blackhawks with four points (0-4-4).

“Magnus is a mobile defenseman that knows how to move the puck quickly and join in on the offensive attack,” Martin said. “He will also provide support on our power play.”

The Linkoping, Sweden native spent the past three season playing in the Swedish Elite League for his hometown Linkoping squad where he served as the team’s Captain. In three seasons with Linkoping HC, Johansson played in 149 games, scoring 28 goals and 64 assists. Johansson led Linkoping to the SEL semi-finals in 2006 and the finals in 2007. In 34 career playoff games with Linkoping he has nine goals and four assists.

 

--- Regular Season ---                                         ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1997-98  Vastra Frolunda HC Gotebo   SEL    46    5    8   13   24
1998-99  Vastra Frolunda HC Gotebo   SEL    48   10    9   19    4   4   0   1   1   4
1999-00  Vastra Frolunda HC Gotebo   SEL    49   12   22   34   20
2000-01  Vastra Frolunda HC Gotebo   SEL    50    6   28   34   26   5   2   1   3  14
2001-02  Vastra Frolunda HC Gotebo   SEL    48   14   21   35   36  10   1   5   6   8
2002-03  Vastra Frolunda HC Gotebo   SEL    50   11   15   26   14  16   2   3   5  20
2003-04  Langnau                     Swiss  48    4   21   25   36  --  --  --  --  --
2004-05  Linkoping HC                SEL    47    9   25   34   26   6   3   0   3   0
2005-06  Linkoping HC                SEL    50   11   11   22   30  13   2   1   3  10
2006-07  Linkoping HC                SEL    52    8   28   36   46
2007-08  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    18    0    4    4    4
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