|Born||July 25 1992,|
|5 ft 11 in (0 m)|
206 lb (93 kg; 14)
|NHL Draft||56th overall, 2010|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Larsson was drafted in the second round as 56th overall by the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The same year, Larsson was also drafted in the fifth round of the 2010 KHL Junior Draft, as 111th overall, by the Metallurg Novokuznetsk.
Larsson made his Elitserien (SHL) debut on September 16, 2010, against Modo Hockey. A week later, on September 23, against Djurgårdens IF, he recorded his first Elitserien point, being the second assist in a goal, tying the game 2–2. His first Elitserien goal was scored on January 15, 2011, against goaltender Joacim Eriksson of Skellefteå AIK.
On October 1, 2010, Larsson signed a two-year contract with Brynäs IF's elite team, which expired after the 2011–12 Elitserien season. Larsson's seven goals and 15 assists in the first 29 games of the 2011–12 season led to a nomination for that season's Elitserien Rookie of the Year award. He would then win the award. With 9 points in 16 playoff games, his team went on to win the Swedish Championship that year.
With the intention to pursue his NHL career, Larsson relocated to North America, and was directly assigned to the Wild's AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros, to begin the 2012–13 season due to the lockout. Larsson was recalled to the Wild during the shortened season as an injury replacement and made his NHL debut against the Detroit Red Wings on February 17, 2013.
On April 3, 2013, at the trade deadline, Larsson was acquired by the Buffalo Sabres along with goaltender Matt Hackett, a 1st round pick in 2013 (Nikita Zadorov), and a 2nd round pick in 2014 (Brycen Martin) from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Jason Pominville and a 4th round pick in 2014.
International play[edit | edit source]
Larsson celebrates after winning the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship
|Competitor for Sweden|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF U18 Championships|
Larsson has on several occasions participated in Sweden's national teams, including the junior teams as well as the senior team. In the 2010 World U18 Championships, Larsson and his Sweden were placed second after the United States, losing the final against them.
On March 30, 2011, Larsson made his senior national team debut in an exhibition game against Latvia which ended 4–1 in Sweden's favour. In the 2012 World J20 Championships, he was the captain when Sweden won their first J20 gold medal since 1981, their second overall.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
International[edit | edit source]
Awards and honours[edit | edit source]
|IIHF World U18 Championships First Team All-Star||2010|
References[edit | edit source]
- Hockeyligan game statistics for Brynäs IF – Modo Hockey. Hockeyligan.se. Retrieved on 2010-09-24.
- Hockeyligan game statistics for Brynäs IF – Djurgårdens IF. Hockeyligan.se. Retrieved on 2010-09-24.
- "Första poängen för Larsson", Gotlands Tidningar, 2010-09-24. Retrieved on 2010-09-24. (Swedish)
- Johan Larsson är Årets Rookie 2011/2012 (Swedish). Swedish Hockey League (10 April 2012).
- Forsgren, Björn. "Brynästalangen får NHL-kontrakt", 2011-05-19. Retrieved on 2011-05-19. (Swedish)
- "Wild own second period to down Red Wings". CBS Sports (2013-02-17). Retrieved on 2013-02-17.
- "Pominville's departure signals overhaul for Sabres". National Hockey League (2013-04-03). Retrieved on 2013-04-03.
- Fridén, Carl-Henrik (2011-03-31). Johan Larsson stabil i debuten (Swedish). Helagotland.se. Retrieved on 2012-01-07.
- "First Team All Star IIHF". Eliteprospects.com (2010-02-03). Retrieved on 2012-03-04.
[edit | edit source]
- Johan Larsson's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Johan Larsson's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Johan Larsson profile at Eurohockey.com
|Awards and achievements|
|Winner of the SHL Rookie of the Year award