Ice hockey player
| November 21, 1994 (age 21)
Gavle, Sweden (1994-11-21) |
Toronto Maple Leafs
Frolunda HC (SHL)
202nd overall, 2013
Toronto Maple Leafs
Andreas Johnsson (born 21 November 1994), last name sometimes spelled Johnson, is a Swedish professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Toronto Marlies in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). Johnson was selected by the Maple Leafs in the seventh round, 202nd overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Andreas Johnsson Wikipedia
Johnsson was born on 21 November 1994, in Gävle. He is the youngest son of retired ice hockey player Jonas Johnson. Andreas' older brother Jonathan is also an ice hockey player, also playing for Frölunda HC.
Johnsson made his Elitserien debut for Frölunda HC on 18 December 2012, in a home game against AIK. In his second game, on 26 December at Rögle BK, Johnson scored his first career Elitserien goal, the game-winning goal in the shootout.
On 21 April 2014, Johnsson was named the SHL Rookie of the Year, beating out Frölunda teammates Alexander Wennberg and fellow Maple Leafs prospect Tom Nilsson, as well as HV71's Kevin Fiala.
During the 2014–15 season, Johnsson led Frölunda in goals with 22, also contributing 13 assists for 35 points from 55 regular season games played. On 4 June 2015, the Maple Leafs signed Johnson to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The following season was another sensational year for Johnsson, in which he finished 6th in league scoring and helped Frölunda captured their 4th championship. Having stated this would be his last season in Sweden and wanting to begin his North American development, Johnsson debuted for the Toronto Marlies shortly afterwards, in order to assist their playoff run. However, his stint was cut short, as in his second North American game, Johnsson was the victim of a vicious elbow to the head from Albany Devils player Dan Kelly. Kelly was suspended 10 games for the play, and Johnsson would not suit up for another game that season.