Tue, Feb 28, 2023 at 3:50pm


The Minnesota Wild acquired forward Marcus Johansson from the Washington Capitals for a third-round draft pick in 2024.

What does it give the Minnesota Wild
The Wild know what they are getting in Johansson, who played for Minnesota in 2020-21. The Swedish veteran can play all three forward positions, so he should be a valuable asset down the stretch.

What does it give the Washington Capitals
The Capitals continue to ship out pending unrestricted free agents, with Johansson being the latest. Getting back a third-rounder in '24 is good business for Washington GM Brian MacLellan. More to come?

Fantasy impact
Johansson has been dealing with an illness, but he should be back in action relatively soon. His fantasy stock is dependent upon where he lines up with the Wild. If he is given a shot to play between Kirill Kaprizov and Mats Zuccarello, look out!

Player focus

Minnesota Wild

Marcus Johansson LW

Washington Capitals

Draft pick - Round 3 in 2024