Here’s EliteProspects.com on the Farjestads BK defenseman:
Ranked #49 by HOCKEYPROSPECT.COM
Ranked #46 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
Ranked #26 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
Ranked #41 by ELITEPROSPECTS.COM
Ranked #72 by TSN/McKenzie
He sees the ice well, has a high panic threshold and can adjust his style of play to what is needed., McKeen’s Hockey 2019
He’s a very good skater with fluid strides. He has quick first steps and is adept at handling the puck as he accelerates to top speed, Future Considerations 2019
Has a hard shot from the blueline and he is not afraid to shoot the puck, Hockeyprospect.com 2019
selected 60th by #RedWings, albert johansson, D, sweden ranked 26th to 72d
brothers, dad, uncle all have played.
“very good skater… quick first steps… adept at handling puck.”
listed at six-feet 168lbs— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) June 22, 2019
#RedWings 4th pick in #NHLDraft Albert Johansson is left-shooting defenseman, listed at 6-0, 165. Played for Farjestad Jrs. in Sweden. 5-24–29 in 40 games. Three D among first four picks for Wings.— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) June 22, 2019
Scouting Report: An aggressive, offensive defenseman who plays the game with an edge, he moves the puck with aplomb and is at his best when joining the rush. Can be an asset on the power play. Passes the puck exceptionally well, so point production is not an issue for him. Lacks ideal size, so he will need to add a lot more bulk and get physically stronger in order to maximize output at the National Hockey League level.
Long Range Potential: Mobile, aggressive offensive defenseman with good upside.
From CBS Sports:
Johansson’s stock rose steadily as the season progressed. Many young Swedish defenders play a simple game. That was the case with Johansson in the early portion of the year. Yet once he gained more confidence, the change in his game was remarkable. Johansson has the wheels to skate the puck out of his own end if necessary and his passes are seemingly always on the mark. Johansson (6-foot, 170 pounds) has nothing more than average size and he’s not much of an asset in his own zone, but he battles hard back there. Johansson has a pretty complete offensive skill set and those are the type of players worth rolling the dice on in the later portion of the draft. This was a nice selection by Detroit.