Red Wings select defenseman Albert Johansson 60th overall

#RedWings take Albert Johansson at 60.— Dana Wakiji (@Dwakiji) June 22, 2019

With the 60th pick in the 2019 #NHLDraft, the #RedWings select D Albert Johansson.#DRWDraft | #LGRW— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) June 22, 2019

At #60, #RedWings select D Albert Johansson. Profile:— Red Wings Prospects (@DRWProspects) June 22, 2019

Here’s on the Farjestads BK defenseman:



Ranked #26 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY

Ranked #37 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (EU Skaters)


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, 2019

selected 60th by #RedWings, albert johansson, D, sweden ranked 26th to 72d

brothers, dad, uncle all have played.


“hard shot”

“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

The Sports Forecaster on Johansson:

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.

Welcome to #Hockeytown, Albert!#DRWDraft | #LGRW— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) June 22, 2019

Hakkan Andersson had a lot of good things to say about Johansson— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) June 22, 2019

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