For the second time in the past seven days, the Vancouver Canucks have added to their prospect pipeline by way of European free agency.
On Monday morning, general manager Patrik Allvin announced that the club has signed right-shot defenceman Filip Johansson to a two-year entry-level contract.
Johansson, 22, was selected 24th overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild, but went unsigned which — like Nils Aman, who the Canucks signed last week — made him an unrestricted free agent free to sign with any club.
Last year with Frolunda, the 6’1 Johansson recorded three goals and eight assists through 47 games played. He has spent the entirety of his professional career in Sweden, and will remain in the SHL next season.
“Filip plays a solid defensive game and has shown consistent improvement over the past three seasons,” said Allvin. “He will continue to develop his game in Sweden with Frölunda next season, but we look forward to welcoming him to Vancouver for Development Camp at UBC next month.”
CanucksArmy will be on scene at the Canucks’ Development Camp at UBC next month, and we’ll have plenty of updates on all of the prospects once that rolls around.
Additionally, we’ll have a full breakdown of the tape on Johansson’s game coming shortly, courtesy of Chris Faber.
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