Johan Larsson was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the second round (No. 56) of the 2010 NHL Draft after getting 34 points (15 goals, 19 assists) in 40 games with Brynas in Sweden's junior hockey league.
After playing two more seasons in his native Sweden, Larsson came over to North America in 2012-13. The 5-foot-11, 204-pound forward played that season with Houston of the American Hockey League, where he had 37 points (15 goals, 22 assists) in 62 games. Larsson also made his NHL debut with the Wild on Feb. 17, 2013, playing 14:02 in a 3-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings.