Mikael Johansson

Hometown:

Arvika Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1985-06-26

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2003

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-10

Acquired:

Free agent, 2009

Weight:

176 lbs.

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History

The smallish center Mikael Johansson was a highly touted prospect three years ago when he was named the best forward at the "TV-pucken", a tournament where the top 15-year-olds play from all over the Sweden.

He has been playing with Arvika in Swe-3 for the last two years where he has been very successful, scoring 14 goals and 55 points in 67 games over a two year span.

The small center moved to Skåre, another team in the Swe-3 for the 2003-04 season. 

Detroit’s 8th choice (289th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft

Talent Analysis
Johansson likes to play aggressive in-your-face type of hockey. He is a very good skater with great speed and acceleration. He has soft hands and is able to handle the puck in full flight. Although being a small player, Johansson is not afraid of getting his nose dirty. He has also very good on-ice vision and is a fine playmaker.