The Buffalo Sabres on Saturday announced the team signed forward Marcus Johansson to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $4.5 million.
Johansson (age 28, 6’1”, 205 pounds) split time between the New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins in 2018-19, where he recorded 30 points (13 goals, 17 assists) in 58 combined games. He added a career-high 11 points (4/7) in 22 playoff games for the Bruins during their Stanley Cup Final run.
A nine-year NHL veteran, Johansson has recorded 334 points (120/214) in 588 career games and added 41 points (13/28) in 94 career playoff contests. He has appeared in the playoffs in all but one of his NHL seasons since being drafted by the Washington Capitals in the first round (24th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft.
Internationally, Johansson has represented his country in three major tournaments. The Landskrona, Sweden, native captained his country to a bronze medal at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship after being a member of the squad that took home a silver medal at the 2009 World Juniors. He also played for Team Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.