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Magnus Johansson (ice hockey)

Magnus "Mange" Johansson[1] (born September 4, 1973), is a former professional Swedish ice hockey player. He was a defenceman and captain for Linköpings HC in the highest Swedish league, Elitserien, and is a former member of the Chicago Blackhawks and Florida Panthers of the NHL and Atlant Moscow Oblast of the KHL

Magnus Johansson
Magnus Johansson AIK-LHC 2013-12-03.jpg
Born (1973-09-04) September 4, 1973 (age 46)
Linköping, Sweden
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Linköpings HC
Frölunda HC
SCL Tigers
Chicago Blackhawks
Florida Panthers
Atlant Moscow Oblast
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1990–2015

Playing careerEdit

Johansson started his senior playing career in his hometown team Linköpings HC in 1990. The club was then playing in Division 1 Södra, at the time one of Sweden's 2nd tier leagues, and Johansson who was appointed captain at an age of 18[1] would spend his first seven seasons there. In the 1996-97 season Linköpings HC was coached by Tommy Boustedt, and when his contract ended and he signed with the Elitserien team Västra Frölunda HC, he brought Johansson with him. Despite his relatively small stature Johansson adapted well to professional hockey, and over the following six seasons he developed into one of the league's most productive defencemen.[2] After winning the Swedish championship with Västra Frölunda in 2003, Johansson signed a one-year contract with SCL Tigers of the Swiss Nationalliga A.

In March 2004, Linköpings HC, now in Elitserien, announced that Johansson had signed a 4-year contract and would make his, by the fans, long-awaited return to the club.[3] Once again wearing the captain's C, he led his team to results never accomplished before in the club's history in the following three seasons; a second spot in the league in 2004-05, to the playoff semifinals in 2006 and to the finals in 2007.[4]

In June 2007 Johansson agreed a one-year contract with NHL side, the Chicago Blackhawks. He played half the season with the Hawks that year before being traded to the Florida Panthers for a draft pick.

On July 24, 2008, he signed a contract with Atlant Mytishchi of the Kontinental Hockey League. In April 2009, Johansson returned to Linköpings HC and was again chosen as the team's captain.

On 17 September 2011, Johansson scored his 394th point in Elitserien. This made him the highest scoring defenceman in Elitserien history. He had already made the most assists as a defenceman in Elitserien history during the previous 2010–11 season.[5]

Following the 2014-15 season, Johansson announced his retirement after 25 professional seasons.[6]

International playEdit

 
Medal record
Representing   Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2006 Riga
  2003 Helsinki
  2002 Gothenburg
  2009 Kloten
  2010 Cologne

From May 5–21, 2006, Johansson was an alternate captain on the Swedish team that won the gold medals at the 2006 World Championships and on May 13, 2007 in the bronze medal game of the 2007 World Championships, which Sweden lost to Russia.[7]

RecordsEdit

  • Frölunda HC club record for points in a regular season, defenceman (35), 2001–02, 50-game schedule
  • Linköpings HC club record for points in a regular season, defenceman (49), 2009–10, 55-game schedule
  • Linköpings HC club record for goals in a regular season, defenceman (11), 2005–06, 50-game schedule
  • Linköpings HC club record for assists in a regular season, defenceman (41), 2009–10, 55-game schedule
  • Linköpings HC club record for goals in a playoff season, defenceman (6), 2009–10

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 Linköpings HC Div 1 14 1 1 2 2
1991–92 Linköpings HC Div 2 36 9 3 12 18 9 2 4 6 0
1992–93 Linköpings HC Div 2 29 6 17 23 20 8 3 5 8 0
1993–94 Linköpings HC Div 1 32 7 20 27 20
1994–95 Linköpings HC Div 1 32 7 13 20 16
1995–96 Linköpings HC Div 1 32 3 15 18 12 4 1 3 4 4
1996–97 Linköpings HC Div 1 32 2 15 17 16 14 1 6 7 8
1997–98 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 46 5 8 13 24 7 2 1 3 8
1998–99 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 48 10 9 19 34 4 0 1 1 4
1999–00 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 49 12 22 34 20 5 0 1 1 2
2000–01 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 50 6 28 34 26 5 2 1 3 14
2001–02 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 48 14 21 35 36 10 1 5 6 8
2002–03 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 50 11 15 26 14 16 2 3 5 20
2003–04 SCL Tigers NLA 48 4 21 25 36 8 3 0 3 2
2004–05 Linköpings HC SEL 47 9 25 34 26 6 3 0 3 0
2005–06 Linköpings HC SEL 50 11 11 22 30 13 2 1 3 10
2006–07 Linköpings HC SEL 52 8 28 36 46 15 4 3 7 6
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 18 0 4 4 4
2007–08 Florida Panthers NHL 27 0 10 10 14
2008–09 Atlant Moscow KHL 53 7 27 34 36 4 0 0 0 4
2009–10 Linköpings HC SEL 52 8 41 49 14 12 6 4 10 6
2010–11 Linköpings HC SEL 55 7 31 38 14 7 1 6 7 0
2011–12 Linköpings HC SEL 55 6 23 29 16
2012–13 Linköpings HC SEL 55 3 25 28 12 10 3 5 8 4
2013–14 Linköpings HC SHL 49 7 28 35 12 13 0 4 4 0
2014–15 Linköpings HC SHL 48 4 11 15 10 11 0 1 1 6
SHL totals 754 121 326 447 334 134 26 36 62 88
NHL totals 45 0 14 14 18
KHL totals 53 7 27 34 36 4 0 0 0 4

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Sweden WC   9 1 0 1 6
2003 Sweden WC   9 0 0 0 6
2005 Sweden WC 4th 9 1 4 5 2
2006 Sweden WC   9 2 3 5 2
2007 Sweden WC 4th 8 3 0 3 2
2008 Sweden WC 4th 9 1 2 3 8
2009 Sweden WC   9 3 5 8 6
2010 Sweden Oly 5th 4 0 2 2 2
2010 Sweden WC   9 0 4 4 6
Senior totals 75 11 20 31 40

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Linköpings Hockey Club - Spelarpresentation - #7 Magnus Johansson" (in Swedish). www.linkopinghc.com. Archived from the original on 2007-03-03. Retrieved 2007-03-16.
  2. ^ "Historical database - Player Statistics Top 50 - Points". stats.swehockey.se. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-03-16.
  3. ^ "Magnus har bestämt sig för LHC" (in Swedish). www.linkopinghc.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-03-16.
  4. ^ Mäki, Anders (2007-03-12). Matchprogram LHC - Luleå 12 Mars 19.00 (in Swedish). Linköpings Hockey Club. p. 17.
  5. ^ Svenska Hockeyligan (17 September 2011). "Statistik - Hockeyligan.se" (in Swedish). Svenska hockeyligan. Archived from the original on 20 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Johansson retires" (in Swedish). expressen.se. 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2015-04-15.
  7. ^ The tournament began on April 27, but Johansson, who had been recovering from an injury was not added to the roster until April 30. He was chosen as an alternate captain when the previous captain Kenny Jönsson couldn't compete. "Tre Kronor tillför två spelare till VM-truppen" (in Swedish). www.swehockey.se. Archived from the original on September 26, 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-13.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jonas Gustavsson
Golden Puck
2010
Succeeded by
Viktor Fasth