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Andreas Johnson, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 5-10

Weight: 176

Born: 1994-11-21

Hometown: Gavle, Sweden

Drafted: 2013 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 202nd Overall

 

 

 

Observations:

 

March 2014 – Since recently signed a contract for two more years in Sweden with his Frolunda franchise, he will continue his development over across the pond. He will need to continue growing his offensive ability and his strength to with stand bigger, more physical, North American opponents in the future. Jason Banks

 

November 2013 – Johnson is an excellent final round reach by the Leafs scouting staff. He has everything you want in a player, speed, creativity, hands and gets in the middle of action should the game dictate. Like most European players, he has started his pro career early with Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League, and is playing a leading role as he teams top goal scorer and second in points. He will be representing Sweden in the World Juniors and will fill a scoring role with a trio from his pro team alongside him. Johnson already scored vs Canada in a preliminary game, and will look to continue the momentum. His timeline in coming to North America is rather murky at the moment, but at the current time, playing amongst pros is always good for development, especially while having his type of success. Jason Banks

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

 

Despite his seventh round selection, he looks like a quality productive prospect who could be of use to fantasy managers. Would not advise nabbing him until his path to the AHL is clearer.

 

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