No. 3: Marcus Johansson
I’m obsessed with Marcus Johansson’s game. At $1.5M, I don’t think there’s a player that can bring more than him at that price-tag.
With 97 NHL playoff games of experience, Johansson brings it in the biggest moments. In those 97 games, he has 47 points and has been a wrecking-ball for every team he’s played on.
He was a great depth piece during the Boston Bruins trip to the Stanley Cup Finals and could make the Toronto Maple Leafs third line one of the best in hockey.
Not only can Johansson provide offense, but he’s defensively-sound. The trio of him, David Kampf and Ondrej Kase would be a feisty line that opponents would hate to play against. They’d be able to score, but they’d mostly be asked to shutdown the other team’s best players and be pests.
Like we’ve done many other times with players from Sweden, Leafs fans would fall in love with Johansson immediately if he joined the team.