After being traded by the Capitals, Marcus Johansson is stepping up as leader for the New Jersey Devils
Over the offseason, the Capitals, in a need to make room for other contracts, sent the team’s third leading-scorer Marcus Johansson to the New Jersey Devils in a salary dump.
Johansson, who was in his native of Sweden when the move was completed, was sound asleep when the news broke. When he woke up, he had tons of messages on his phone and spent the next few days in shock. It was awkward seeing Mojo in a new set of gear.
Now, a couple of months later, the forward is beginning to settle in to his new role on his new team. During his time in the Capitals organization, the 27-year-old was considered a bit player with skills that were often under appreciated. Now, playing for the Devils, he’s one of the most experienced guys on the team and his role is different.