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Re: Leafs sign Andreas Johnson to a 3-year ELC
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2015, 04:28:17 PM »
Johnson confirmed today that he'll play in Sweden for another season:


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Re: Leafs sign Andreas Johnson to a 3-year ELC
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2016, 01:41:27 PM »
http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/2016/3/14/11097676/andreas-johnson-interview-toronto-maple-leafs-2013-seventh-round-pick-frolunda-hc-shl-nhl-

Not sure why the Habs' SBN outlet picked this interview up, but it was probably because the guy was in Sweden.

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And how much do you hear from Toronto over the season, and what do the normally say to you?


This year we have had contact quite a bit. They check in to see how I am doing, ask how I feel. We text a bit. They have been here a few times — twice, actually. They will be around again later this season.

Not only for me though, they will go around Europe, as they will scout out quite a few more guys. It would be weird if they checked only my matches.

How much do you follow Toronto during the season?

We shouldn't lie and say I am up every night to watch them. I check highlights every day, usually in the morning, so you know if they win or lose. You keep abreast of trades and points. You don't have total control, but you have a general idea at all times. Every time they have played a game, I will check the result.

You are going across the Atlantic to Toronto next year — it is more or less confirmed. Are you prepared to do your time in the AHL, even if [former Frölunda teammate] Mattias Janmark set the bar high for the rest of you by joining the Dallas Stars directly?

Absolutely. I am going to come over and fight for a place [on the team]. If you don't get that place you never know what will happen, but I am definitely ready to go over there and play in the the AHL if I don't make the NHL team.

How big of a difference is it for a European player to go from an Olympic-sized rink to an NHL rink, in your opinion?

I have never really played a game on an NHL rink, but when I was younger, I practised a few times on a smaller rink. What you hear and read is that the tempo isn't higher, but you will have less time to control the puck because there is less space and less distance to cover, thereby also granting less space to work with as a player. Because of that you probably have to dump a few more pucks rather than have a controlled entry; there will be more body checks.

The main thing is probably that the angles you take your shots from will be different. But in the end, it is still a game of hockey. I think it will go quite fast to get into it, where you can go at full speed, from which areas you can shoot, etc. You have to give it a few games, but then I expect to be right in the middle of it.

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Re: Leafs sign Andreas Johnson to a 3-year ELC
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2016, 01:49:08 PM »
He is the player I am most looking forward to seeing in Blue and White next year (unless we get Matthews and then that is pretty obvious).    So much skill and if he pans out the way he has produced in the SHL it would really cement our top 6 of young kids


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Re: Leafs sign Andreas Johnson to a 3-year ELC
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2016, 01:59:45 PM »
Yeah to me he's basically like a bonus.

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Re: Leafs sign Andreas Johnson to a 3-year ELC
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2016, 03:26:47 PM »
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Re: Leafs sign Andreas Johnson to a 3-year ELC
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