ARLINGTON, V.A. — It looks like the Washington Capitals are bringing a familiar face back on board, as the team has reportedly acquired Marcus Johansson from the Seattle Kraken ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline, per TSN’s Chris Johnston.
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There is no word yet on the return. This story is still developing.
Washington originally took Johansson 24th overall in the 2009 NHL Draft. He spent seven years with the Capitals, skating in 501 games and picking up 102 goals and 188 helpers before leaving for the New Jersey Devils in 2016-17.
Johansson has since played for the New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Minnesota Wild and Seattle Kraken. He signed with the Kraken in the offseason on a one-year, $1.5 million deal. He has six goals and 17 assists through 51 appearances with Seattle this season.
This move gives Washington another depth forward and versatile option up front. He’s a good puck carrier and playmaker who can also shoot the puck. While he hasn’t had the most consistency since leaving the Capitals in 2017, he has shown top-6 potential in the past and can also help continue to spark the power play.