NHL teams always strive to find gems in the later rounds of the draft. The Toronto Maple Leafs hope they did just that after selecting Johnsson, a forward from Gavle, Sweden, in the seventh round (No. 202) of the 2013 NHL Draft.
Toronto chose Johnsson after he made his Swedish Hockey League debut by playing seven games for Frolunda in 2012-13. He became a regular for Frolunda in 2013-14, scoring 15, 22 and 19 goals in the next three seasons before coming to North America and joining Toronto of the American Hockey League in time for the Calder Cup Playoffs.