Marcus Johansson received his Capitals jersey this morning from Coach Bruce Boudreau. He'll wear No. 90 and figures to compete for a job on the starting roster right away, according to GM George McPhee.
"He had a very good season in the Swedish elite league this year," McPhee said. "We think he's ready to compete for a full-time job with the Caps this coming season. He's an intelligent player who brings speed and competitiveness to the rink every night, and he's a good leader. He was the captain of the Swedish team at the World Junior Championships this year, so please say hello to Marcus."
With that, Johansson stepped to the microphone, put on his jersey and posed for pictures with McPhee, Boudreau and owner Ted Leonsis. Then Johansson spun around so photographers and cameramen could get shots of the back of his jersey before addressing the media.
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