The Washington Capitals added to their forward depth of span nearly four hours before the March 21 NHL trade deadline. Marcus Johansson He will return to DC as Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan has acquired the Swedish striker from Seattle Kraken.
Chris Johnston from TSN He was the first to report the business this morning And the First in official confirmation.
Samantha Bell from The Washington Post She had details of Seattle’s comeback which includes Daniel Sprung and draft shots. johnston He has draft picks As a fourth-round pick in 2022 and a sixth-round pick in 2023. Kraken will also retain 50 percent of Johansson’s contract.
News | The Washington Capitals acquired Seattle Kraken striker Marcus Johansson for striker Daniel Spring, in the fourth round 2022 and sixth round selection in 2023. Seattle will retain 50% of Johansson’s contract.#caps | Tweet embed
– Washington Capitals March 21, 2022
Johansson has a $1.5 million cap made this season and is an unrestricted free agent come summer. Johansson was originally drafted by the Hats in 2009 and scored 290 points in 501 career games with the team.
Mojo was dealt to the New Jersey Devils prior to the 2017-18 season in exchange for multiple draft picks.
Marcus Johansson returns to Washington.
He’s a decent striker at the bottom 6, and he’s good at transitioning, but he doesn’t score much. pic.twitter.com/GoSHhsgI4t
– Andy and Rono (@ARHockeyStats) March 21, 2022
The Swedish striker was playing in Seattle’s second line on the left flank but as we all know, he is able to fill all three forward positions. He has 23 points in 51 games this season.
The involvement of multiple picks in addition to Sprong suggests that Kraken is priced to keep 50 percent of Johansson’s salary making him roughly one trade-off for Sprong’s $725,000 salary.
Sprung fell out of favor several times with coach Peter Laviollette during his time with the Hats. He suffered health scrapes in four consecutive games in late February and four more in March until injuries forced him back into the squad. The Dutch winger has 14 points in 47 games this season.
Daniel Sprung (traded to Seattle along with some recruiting picks) is a poor defensive striker with a fierce shot. He’s exactly the kind of player Seattle so cautiously avoided in the expansion draft. pic.twitter.com/8OttJpWxuQ
– Micah Blake McCurdy (IneffectiveMath) March 21, 2022
Capitals acquires Marcus Johansson from Seattle Kraken
Washington Capitals have acquired Seattle Kraken forward Marcus Johansson for forward Daniel Spring, in the 2022 fourth round and the sixth round selection in 2023, senior vice president and general manager Brian McClellan announced today. Seattle will retain 50% of Johansson’s contract.
Johansson, 31, of Landskrona, Sweden, has scored 23 points (6g, 17a) in 51 games for Kraken this season.
The 6’1 and 203-pound striker played seven seasons with Washington from 2010-17, collecting 290 points (102 g, 188 a) in 501 games. Johansson is one of 31 players in franchise history to play 500 Capitals games.
In 735 games with the Washington, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabers, Minnesota Wild and Seattle, Johansson scored 401 points (141 g, 260 a).
In addition, Johansson has 41 points (13 grams, 28 a) in 97 playoffs during his career, including three goals in an overtime win and one in overtime as a member of the Capitals on April 23, 2017, against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Johansson was selected by the Capitals in the first round, 24th overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft. He is one of 14 players from the 2009 draft class to reach the 400-point mark.
Johansson represented Sweden at the Olympic Games (2014) and the World Junior Championships (2009, 2010). Johansson won a silver with Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, won a bronze and served as captain for Sweden at the 2010 World Junior Championships and won the silver with Sweden at the 2009 World Junior Championships.
Sprung has scored 25 points 14 points (8g and 6a) in 47 games this season. The 6’0 yen, 193 pounds striker scored 34 points (21 grams, 13 a) in 89 games for the capitals. The Capitals acquires Sprong from Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defensive man Christian Degos on February 24, 2020.
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