Caps add Johansson as assistant

Calle Johansson has been hired by the Capitals as an assistant coach on Wednesday. (QMI...

Calle Johansson has been hired by the Capitals as an assistant coach on Wednesday. (QMI Agency/Files)

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ARLINGTON, VA. - The Washington Capitals hired former defenceman Calle Johansson as an assistant coach on Wednesday.

Johansson played a team-record 983 games with the Caps and is their career leader in assists and points by a defenceman. He retired in 2003.

The 45-year-old Swede has limited coaching experience, though. He was an assistant with Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League in 2006-07 but has spent most of his time over the last 10 years as a colour commentator/analyst with a Swedish television station.


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