j2c Posted May 25, 2009 Report Share Posted May 25, 2009 This has not been confirmed on the Canadiens homepage, which is why I decided to put it here. As seen on Habinsideout Habs sign Swedish Forward According to Swedish media, the Canadiens have signed signed the 23-year old free-agent centre/LW Mikael Johansson, from the Swedish champion Farjestad (Karlstad). This has been confirmed by Farjestad's director of sports, ex-Hab Thomas Rundqvist (2 games for Canadiens in 84/85). Johansson, who's 5'10" and weighs 182 lbs., has scored 95 points in 203 games in the highest Swedish league with Farjestad. Johansson was originally drafted by Detroit in 2003 (9th round). He had an unspectacular 6 goals and 28 assists in 49 games and was minus-4 with Farjestad this year, down from 15-24 and plus-11 in '07-'08. He was 1+3 in 11 playoff games. From a European scouting site: Johansson has seen a great development as of late. A skilled player that can be used both on the wing as well as play center. He is a good skater with impressive hockey sense and fine technical skills. Controls the puck with ease and stickhandles smoothly through traffic. Not very big, but plays with some grit and handles larger opponents well. Could improve some aspects in his defensive game. This would be the fourth time a Farjestad player has been with the Canadians; Kjell Dahlin, Thomas Rundqvist and Jonas Höglund. The Canadiens reportedly signed Johansson to a one-year, two-way contract for $1.075 million. He is a bit small, his youtube video's seem to show that he has a lot of skill. ------------ EDIT: News has been confirmed. http://canadiens.nhl.com/team/app/?service...rticleid=424017 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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