CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks signed defenseman Magnus
Johansson, a veteran of the Swedish Elite League.
The 33-year-old Johansson appeared in 52 games for Linkoping HC,
scoring eight goals and getting 28 assists. In nine seasons in the
Swedish league, Johansson has played for Vastra Frolunda HC Gotebo
and Linkoping HC, appearing in 440 games, with 86 goals, 167
assists and 226 penalty minutes.
He also played in 54 playoff games, getting 10 goals and 11
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Johansson also played one season for
Langnau in the Swiss Elite League in 2003-2004.
Also Monday, the Blackhawks signed centers Petri Kontiola and
Adam Hobson to three-year entry level contracts. Kontiola, 22, was
selected in the seventh round of the 2004 draft. Hobson was
selected by the Blackhawks in the seventh round of the 2005 draft.
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