Filip Johansson

Taken: First round, 24th overall

Position: Defenseman (right shot)

Size: 6-1, 187 pounds

Age: 18 Born in Västerås, Sweden, March 23, 2000

Current team: Leksands IF (Swedish junior)

Tidbit: Grandfather Kjell Johansson played pro hockey in Sweden.

Scouting report: Johansson improved his draft status as the year progressed and was ranked No. 10 by NHL Central Scouting among European skaters. Wild GM Paul Fenton lauded Johansson for his hockey smarts. He is a smooth skater and has strong defensive instincts. The Wild has Swedish defenseman Jonas Brodin to mentor Johansson. He is expected to play in Sweden two more years.

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