Canucks Sign Former First-Round Pick

Earlier this month, the Minnesota Wild elected to let 2018 first-round pick Filip Johansson become an unrestricted free agent. Now, the 22-year-old defenseman is getting a chance with the Vancouver Canucks, as they have signed him to a two-year, entry-level contract. 

Johansson spent this past season with Frolunda HC of the SHL. In 47 games with the team, he scored three goals and recorded 11 points. Yet, he was far more noticeable in the playoffs, as he had five goals and two assists in nine contests. That likely got the attention of the Canucks, as it showed that he may have more offensive potential than previously believed. 

Johansson will now be hoping to show the Wild that they made a mistake not signing him to an ELC. It will be intriguing to see if he can get his progression back on track as a Canuck.

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