Bruins Acquire Forward Marcus Johansson

02/25/2019 By Tyler Englander 

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The Boston Bruins were active at the NHL deadline. The team acquired forward Marcus Johansson from the New Jersey Devils. Johansson tallied 27 points this season with 12 goals and 15 assists. The Bruins gave up a 2019 second round pick along with a 2020 fourth round pick to acquire Johansson.

Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said Johansson “brings versatility and production to a top-nine role.” Earlier this week, the Bruins acquired center Charlie Coyle from the Minnesota Wild. The Bruins expect Coyle to add versatility to the Bruins third line.

Mark Stone and Wayne Simmons were among the biggest names involved in trade talks, but the Bruins balked at the high prices the other teams commanded. Stone ended up with the Vegas Golden Knights, while Simmons went to the Nashville Predators.