Future Watch: Andreas Johnsson Rookie Hockey Cards, Maple Leafs
Many got a first good look at him in the 2013-14 U20 World Junior Championship. In seven games he had three goals and three assists. He won a Silver Medal there and when his season in the SHL ended, he won the Rookie of the Year award there with 15 goals and nine assists in a league against men.
His next two seasons in Frolunda were very successful. He had 22 goals in 2014-15 and 19 goals and 44 points in 52 games the following season. His team was SHL champions. After that, he came to North America and played in a few AHL playoff games for the Marlies.
On To The AHL
In 2016-17, he played a full season with the Marlies. He scored 20 goals and had 47 points in 75 regular season games. Johnsson also notched six goals in 11 playoff games. He was getting closer to the NHL.
In 2017-18 he started the season with the Marlies. He got a quick call-up to Toronto in March of that season. In nine games he had three points, but the spark was there. He went on to have a great AHL season with 26 goals and 54 points in 54 games. His team made it to the Calder Cup, and he shined brightly. He had 10 goals and 24 points in 16 games. The Marlies won it all and he was a champion once again. He had the most assists and points in the playoffs and earned the MVP award as a result.
Here’s a first-period hat trick he had this year:
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