Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Andreas Johansson
Centre Andreas Johansson was an experienced domestic and international player for Sweden by the time he reached the NHL in the mid-1990s. He was a fine skater with good size who was capable of staying with his man and winning battles for the puck.

Born in Hofors, Sweden, Johansson started making a name for himself with the second division Falun club in 1990-91. Most North American scouts were already aware of his talent and the New York Islanders chose him 136th overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

He was soon signed by the well-known Farjestad team where he remained for four seasons. Johannson helped the Swedes win consecutive silver medals at the 1992 and 1993 World Junior Championships. He graduated to the senior national team and scored nine points in eight games to lead all rivals when Sweden won silver at the 1995 World Championships. Following the season Johansson was named to his country's World all-star team.

Johannson debuted in the NHL with a three game stint for the Islanders in 1995-96. A few months later he played two games for Sweden at the inaugural World Cup of hockey. In November 1996 he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins along with Darius Kasparaitis for forward Bryan Smolinski. After starting the year on a line with Jaromir Jagr and Ron Francis, he broke two ribs early in the season. When Johannson returned he settled into a checking role on the fast-skating Pens and played three games for Sweden at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.

Johansson joined Ottawa at training camp in 1998 on a tryout with no guarantees and made the team. He found the club's disciplined but fast-skating system to be an excellent fit. He recorded his first 20-goal season but was traded to Tampa Bay after the playoffs for checking forward Rob Zamuner. Early in the 1999-00 season he was traded to Calgary and was playing well before suffering a career-threatening back injury in January. After a brief stint in Calgary, Johansson played in the Swiss National League in 2000-01 before returning to the NHL the following year. Upon his return to the NHL, Johansson suited up for the New York Rangers before joining the Nashville Predators for the 2002-03 season.

On the international scene, Johansson captured a silver medal with Sweden at the 2004 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 Bofors IK Karlskoga Sweden-3 1 0 0 0 0
1988-89 Bofors IK Karlskoga Sweden-3 28 19 11 30
1989-90 Falu IF Sweden-2 21 3 1 4 14
1990-91 Falu IF Sweden-2 31 12 10 22 38
1990-91 Sweden EJC-A 5 5 0 5
1991-92 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 30 3 1 4 10 6 0 0 0 4
1991-92 Sweden WJC-A 7 1 2 3 4
1992-93 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 38 4 7 11 38 2 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Sweden WJC-A 7 1 5 6 14
1993-94 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 37 11 16 27 24 3 1 4 5 2
1994-95 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 36 9 10 19 42 4 0 0 0 10
1994-95 Sweden WC-A 8 3 6 9 8
1995-96 New York Islanders NHL 3 0 1 1 0 +1
1995-96 Worcester IceCats AHL 29 5 5 10 32
1995-96 Utah Grizzlies IHL 22 4 13 17 28 12 0 5 5 6
1996-97 Sweden W-Cup 2 0 0 0 2
1996-97 New York Islanders NHL 15 2 2 4 0 -6
1996-97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 27 2 7 9 20 -6
1996-97 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 10 2 4 6 42 11 1 5 6 8
1997-98 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 50 5 10 15 20 +4 1 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Sweden Olympics 3 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Ottawa Senators NHL 69 21 16 37 34 +1 2 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 12 2 3 5 8 +1
1999-00 Calgary Flames NHL 28 3 7 10 14 -3
2000-01 SC Bern Swiss 40 15 29 44 94 7 5 4 9 0
2000-01 Sweden WC-A 9 3 2 5 10 +5
2001-02 New York Rangers NHL 70 14 10 24 46 +6
2001-02 Sweden WC-A 9 1 3 4 18 +3
2002-03 Nashville Predators NHL 56 20 17 37 22 -4
2003-04 Nashville Predators NHL 47 12 15 27 26 -2 6 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 1 0 0 0 2 0
2003-04 Sweden WC-A 7 0 3 3 10 +3
2004-05 Sweden W-Cup 4 0 0 0 4 -2
2004-05 HC Geneve-Servette Swiss 40 12 26 38 60 4 0 6 6 24
2005-06 HC Geneve-Servette Swiss 35 9 17 26 89 2 0 0 0 12
2006-07 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 19 2 11 13 20
2007-08 SKA St. Petersburg Russia 48 14 21 35 70 6 1 1 2 16
NHL Totals 377 81 88 169 190 9 0 0 0 0


Swedish World All-Star Team (1995) Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Islanders with Darius Kasparaitis for Bryan Smolinski, November 17, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, September 29, 1998. Traded to Tampa Bay by Ottawa for Rob Zamuner and Tampa Bay's 2nd round pick (later traded to Philadelphia - later traded back to Tampa Bay - later traded to Dallas - Dallas selected Tobias Stephan) in 2002 NHL Draft, June 29, 1999. Traded to Calgary by Tampa Bay for Nils Ekman and Calgary's 4th round pick (later traded to NY Islanders - NY Islanders selected Vladimir Gorbunov) in 2000 NHL Draft, November 13, 1999.
Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to back injury vs. Vancouver, January 2, 2000. Claimed by NY Rangers from Calgary in Waiver Draft, September 29, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, September 6, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Geneve (Swiss), August 19, 2004.
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