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Dubas Adds Another Former Toronto Player, Penguins Sign Johnsson



Pittsburgh Penguins, Andreas Johnsson, Kyle Dubas

Add another former Kyle Dubas player to the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. Friday evening, the Penguins signed LW Andreas Johnsson to an NHL contract. The one-year deal carries an $800,000 AAV.

The Penguins also signed Noel Acciari, whom Dubas acquired as the Toronto Maple Leafs GM near the 2023 NHL trade deadline on July 1.

Johnsson, 28, was a member of the 2017-18 Toronto Marlies, which won the Calder Cup, and Dubas was the GM. Johnsson played three seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, In his six-year career, Johnsson has played 259 games and scored 116 points (48-68-116).

The 5-foot-10, 195-pound winger is a smooth skater with good playmaking skills.

Last season, the winger split time between the New Jersey Devils and San Jose Sharks organizations. He scored three points (0-3-3) in 13 NHL games. Johnsson’s career-high was in 2018-19, when he scored 43 points, including 20 goals. He’s also played in 14 NHL playoff games, scoring two goals and four assists (2-4-6).

Last season, Johnsson also played 36 games in the AHL for the Utica Comets, with 30 points (9-21-30).

Before coming to North America, the Gavle, Sweden native played three seasons with Frolunda HC of the Swedish Elite League, where he scored 104 points (57-47-104) in 158 regular-season games. He helped Frolunda win the SHL Championship in 2016. He also represented Sweden at the 2014 World Junior Championship, winning a silver medal.