Johan Fransson

#40D,
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 183
Born:
Birth Place: Kalix, Sweden
Draft: 2004 2nd round (34th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • NHL taps new market, plays 1st preseason game in China
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    NHL taps new market, plays 1st preseason game in China

    A golden dragon was held aloft on poles by skaters. Kobe Bryant appeared on video. NHL mascots gave the crowd a primer on what this odd game is all about. NHL preseason hockey made its debut in China — a 5-2 victory by the Los Angeles Kings over the Vancouver Canucks — in a step by the league to crack an immense market. The fans in Shanghai got a fast and physical display Thursday — 17 power plays and 57 shots on goal, all met with loud cheers. Each hard check drew a collective "oooh" or "aaah." "Obviously, you wanted to put on a show for the fans here and they got to see some goals, too," said Vancouver forward Sven Baertschi, who scored the Canucks' first goal. An announcer came onto the ice

  • Sean Avery savages John Tortorella in new book
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    Sean Avery savages John Tortorella in new book

    Sean Avery’s new book “Ice Capades: A Memoir Of Fast Living And Tough Hockey” was a must-read the moment it was announced, and it’s every bit the scathing, funny, frequently infuriating celebration of all things Sean Avery as anticipated. It follows his NHL journey from the Detroit Red Wings to the Los Angeles Kings to the New York Rangers to the fiasco with the Dallas Stars through his eventual return to and retirement from the Rangers. It covers all the greatest hockey hits: ‘Sloppy Seconds’ and his NHL suspension, the Avery Rule, his on-ice role as a pest.

  • 2017-18 team-by-team NHL season outlook: Previewing the Minnesota Wild
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    2017-18 team-by-team NHL season outlook: Previewing the Minnesota Wild

    As October creeps closer, another NHL season creeps with it. In the 27th of a series of team-by-team summer reviews and season previews, here's a glimpse at the ... Minnesota Wild History was made in Minnesota in 2016-17, when the Wild got unprecedented offensive burst -- seven different players scored at least 18 goals -- under new coach Bruce Boudreau to piece together a flaming-hot winter and post a franchise-best 106-point (49-25-8) season. An astounding 30-6-3 stretch from December through February, aided by big outings from goalie Devan Dubnyk , had Minnesota atop the Western Conference as the league's safest pick for a Stanley Cup run. Even after momentum slowed at the tail end of the