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1985 NHL DRAFT PICK
Calle Johansson
Selected in first round
No. 14 overall by Buffalo Sabres

Born February 14, 1967
Position: Defense
Height: 5-11   Weight: 200
BEFORE THE DRAFT
Last Team: Goteborg (Sweden)                          
Birthplace: Goteborg, Sweden
Hometown: Goteborg, Sweden
PRE-DRAFT STATISTICS
Year TeamLeague GPG ATP PIM
1981-82 Goteborg KBASweden 273 36 --
1982-83 Goteborg KBASweden 2912 1123 --
1983-84 GoteborgSweden 284 48 10
1984-85 GoteborgSweden 258 1321 16

PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
European Junior Championships:
1984 (bronze), 1985 (gold)
European Junior Championships All-Star First Team: 1985
NHL CAREER
Debut: October 8, 1987 (Minnesota at Buffalo)
Numbers:  3 (Buffalo); 6 (Washington); 9 (Toronto)
Stanley Cup: Never won.  Status: Retired for final time in 2004
CAREER NHL STATISTICS
Years TeamsGP GA TPPIM
1987-2004 BUF, WAS, TOR1,109 119416 535519
CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS
YearsTeams GPG ATP PIM
1988-2004 BUF, WAS, TOR105 1243 5544

NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
NHL All-Rookie Team:
1987-88 (Buffalo)
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 1998 (Washington)
Washington Records: Most seasons played (15), most career games played (983), most career games played by a defenseman (983), most career points by a defenseman (474), most career assists by a defenseman (361), most career power-play goals by a defenseman (51), most career playoff games played by a defenseman (95), most career playoff points by a defenseman (54), most career playoff assists by a defenseman (42), most games played in one season (84 in 1993-94, shares record), best plus-minus rating in one playoff game (plus-5 at Pittsburgh on May 6, 1995)
Washington Playoffs Points Leader: 2000 (3, tie)
Scouting Career: Named Washington European scout on Aug. 7, 2003, and remained in that position until coming out of retirement on March 9, 2004.
Miscellaneous: Signed first NHL contract with Buffalo in May 1987. ... Had assist in first NHL game. ... Missed part of 1987-88 season with knee injury, suffered in Buffalo's Oct. 13, 1987, game at Pittsburgh. He did not return to action until Buffalo's Oct. 30, 1987, game vs. Los Angeles. ... Led all NHL rookies with plus-12 rating in 1987-88. ... Finished second among all NHL rookies with 38 assists in 1987-88. ... Missed part of 1988-89 season with damaged ligaments in thumb, an injury suffered during Buffalo's Oct. 9, 1988, game at Philadelphia. He did not return to action until Buffalo's Nov. 25, 1988, game vs. Chicago. ... Missed part of 1989-90 season with strained lower back, an injury suffered in Washington's Oct. 7, 1989, game vs. Chicago. He did not return to action until Washington's Oct. 31, 1989, game vs. St. Louis. ... Missed part of 1991 playoffs with ankle injury, suffered in Game 1 of Washington's first-round series at N.Y. Rangers on April 3, 1991. ... Led all Washington defensemen with 56 points in 1991-92. ... Missed part of 1992-93 season with bruised ribs, suffered in Washington's Jan. 9, 1993, game vs. Edmonton. The injury ended Johansson's streak of 271 consecutive games played, and he did not return to action until Washington's Jan. 29, 1993, game vs. Quebec. ... Missed remainder of 1994 playoffs with nerve damage in left knee, suffered when he was slashed from behind by Shawn McEachern during the third period of Game 6 of Washington's first-round series vs. Pittsburgh on April 27, 1994. ... Missed part of 1995 season with the flu, an illness contracted in March 1995. ... Led all Washington defensemen with 31 points in 1995. ... Tied for third in NHL with 20 power-play assists in 1995. ... Missed remainder of 1995-96 season and entire 1996 playoffs with broken right wrist, an injury suffered in Washington's April 4, 1996, game at Pittsburgh. ... Missed part of 1996-97 season with broken jaw, an injury suffered in Washington's Nov. 12, 1996, game at New Jersey. He did not return to action until Washington's Dec. 20, 1996, game vs. San Jose. ... Missed part of 1996-97 season with bruised foot, suffered in Washington's Feb. 14, 1997, game vs. Tampa Bay. ... Missed part of 1997-98 season with sprained knee, an injury suffered in Washington's Jan. 13, 1998, game vs. Ottawa. He did not return to action until Sweden's Olympic opener vs. USA on Feb. 13, 1998, in Nagano, Japan. ... Led Washington with plus-9 rating in 1998 playoffs. ... Named Washington Player of Month for February 1999. ... Broke Rod Langway's Washington record for career games played by a defenseman by appearing in 727th game on March 4, 1999, vs. N.Y. Rangers. ...  Missed remainder of 1998-99 season with sprained left knee, suffered when he was slashed by Adam Graves in Washington's March 15, 1999, game at N.Y. Rangers. ... Led NHL with 2,389 shifts in 1999-00. ... Led Washington in average ice time per game with 23:55 in 1999-00. ... Missed part of 2000-01 season with sore back, suffered in Washington's Nov. 2, 2000, game at St. Louis. He did not return until Washington's Nov. 17, 2000, game vs. Montreal. ... Broke Scott Stevens' Washington record for career points by a defenseman with his 430th career point on an assist in Washington's Nov. 22, 2000, game vs. Vancouver. ... Played in 1,000th career NHL game for Washington on March 19, 2001, at N.Y. Rangers. ... Led Washington in average ice time per game with 23:43 in 2000-01. ... Missed part of 2001-02 season with right shoulder injury, suffered when he was checked into the boards by Kyle McLaren during Washington's Oct. 8, 2001, game at Boston. ... Missed part of 2001-02 season with re-aggravation of right shoulder injury, suffered in Washington's Oct. 19, 2001, game vs. Montreal. He did not return until Washington's Oct. 30, 2001, game vs. Philadelphia. ... Missed remainder of 2001-02 season with torn rotator cuff in right shoulder, suffered in Washington's Nov. 8, 2001, game vs. Carolina. The injury, which also kept him out of the 2002 Olympics, required season-ending surgery on Nov. 12, 2001. ... Retired for first time on Aug. 7, 2003. ... Came out of retirement to sign with Toronto as a Group III unrestricted free agent on March 9, 2004.
NON-NHL CAREER
Post-Draft Teams: Umea (Sweden); Kloten (Switzerland)
Olympics: 1998 (5-8 place)
Canada Cup: 1991 (fourth place)
World Cup of Hockey: 1996 (third place)
World Championships: 1991 (gold medal), 1992 (gold medal)
World Jr. Championships: 1986 (fifth place), 1987 (bronze medal)
NON-NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
Sweden Championship:
1987 (Umea)
World Junior Championships Best Defenseman: 1987
Sweden Viking Award (Best Swedish NHL Player): 1991-92 (Washington) (voted by Swedish NHL players)
Sweden Junior Player of Year: 1986-87 (Umea)
World Cup of Hockey All-Star First Team: 1996
Sweden Olympic Captain: 1998
1994-95: Played five regular-season games for Kloten team that went on to win Swiss championship, but was not with team in postseason.
Miscellaneous: Never played in minor leagues. ... Was on Washington team that held 1989 training camp in Sweden before joining Calgary for 1989 NHL Friendship Tour in Soviet Union. The Capitals faced four Soviet teams on the tour. ... Played for Kloten (Switzerland) during 1994-95 NHL lockout.
Personal: Full name is Carl Christian Johansson.
HOW HE GOT AWAY
TRADE: Buffalo traded Johansson and 1989 second-round pick (Byron Dafoe) to Washington in exchange for Clint Malarchuk, Grant Ledyard and 1991 sixth-round pick (Brian Holzinger) on March 7, 1989.
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