The Washington Capitals have agreed to a one-year, $3.75 million deal with Marcus Johansson, the team announced Sunday. The 24-year-old center is coming off career-highs of 20 goals and 27 assists in 82 regular season games last year.
Johansson, who is from Landskrona, Sweden, will enter his sixth season in the NHL and has also been part of the Swedish ice hockey national team since 2007 as part of the junior and senior squads. Johansson was selected by the Capitals in the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the 24th overall selection.
The team’s official Twitter account also announced the signing.
— Washington Capitals (@washcaps) August 1, 2015
The deal reportedly was worked out in arbitration. Before playing in the NHL, Johansson also played for the Farjestad BK and Farjestad BK squads in the Swedish leagues. The Capitals have made the playoffs in the last four seasons with Johansson one of the key contributors for the squad. In 44 playoff games, Johansson has a total of 15 points (5 goals and 10 assists).
In international play, Johansson has played in 23 games with 17 points (6 goals and 11 assists). He was part of the Swedish team that won the silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.