37-Year-Old Defenseman – Free Agent
Kim Johnsson Contract Information:
Signed with the Wild in July of 2006. Previously, signed a qualifying offer from the Flyers ($2.2 million) in August, 2005.
According to his agent, Johnsson (concussion) has no plans of returning to action in the near future, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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Johnsson is a stay at home defender that doesn't offer a lot of offense to fantasy owners, he's also not much for PIMs. He'll man the second defensive pairing for the Wild this season. He's a decent passer that can put up decent assist numbers.
Johnsson’s career peaked in 2003-04 when he posted 42 points (13G 29A) for the Flyers. Back then, he was aggressive with his shot, firing 189 biscuits on goal. Nowadays, fantasy owners would be hard-pressed to see him launch half as many. His name is still prominent in all leagues, although his value is slipping in favor of rising defenseman such as teammate Brent Burns.
Johnson rebounded after missing much of the 2005-06 season due to a severe concussion, but his numbers languished in the defensive-minded Wild system. His upside is that he gets time on the power play, but even that may not make him an option for all but very deep leagues.
The Wild brought in more scoring talent on defense with Johnsson and Petteri Nummelin. While that may be offset by head coach Jacque Lemaire's defensive-oriented system, Johnsson could still quarterback the power play and put up solid fantasy numbers. Check his status this preseason since he played only 47 games last season due to a severe concussion.
A solid second-tier fantasy defenseman, Johnsson should put up a 45-point season.