Chad Johnson (ice hockey)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other persons named Chad Johnson, see Chad Johnson.
Chad Johnson
Chad Johnson - Boston Bruins.jpg
Johnson in 2013 as a member of the Boston Bruins.
Born (1986-06-10) June 10, 1986 (age 28)
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
Former teams
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Phoenix Coyotes
Boston Bruins
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 125th overall, 2006
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2009–present

Chad Terry Johnson (born June 10, 1986) is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender. He is currently under contract with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Johnson played college ice hockey for the University of Alaska Nanooks. Johnson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins 125th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. During his senior year, he was the Central Collegiate Hockey Association Player of the Year, as well as a Hobey Baker Award finalist.

After graduating, on June 27, 2009, Johnson was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for a fifth-round pick (#151 overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He began his professional career in the 2009–10 season with the Rangers American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack. When the Rangers waived Stephen Valiquette to Hartford on December 2, Johnson was recalled to serve as a backup goaltender to Henrik Lundqvist.[1] He made his NHL debut against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 30 when he replaced Lundqvist after the first period. He allowed a breakaway goal to Simon Gagne on the first shot he faced, after playing for 23 seconds. He finished the game with 17 saves on 20 shots over two periods. He played his first career start against the Thrashers and lost 2–1 in OT. He lost in his second career start.[2]

Johnson while playing for the Connecticut Whale.

After spending three years with the New York Rangers AHL affiliate club Hartford Wolfpack/Connecticut Whale, and playing in six NHL games, Johnson became an unrestricted free agent. He signed with the Phoenix Coyotes for a one year, two-way contract and assigned to the AHL Portland Pirates.[3]

At the beginning of the lockout shortened 2012–13 season, starting goaltender Mike Smith suffered a lower body injury. Johnson was called up to provide backup to Jason LaBarbera. After spending two games as a backup, on January 28, 2013, Johnson was called on to start in goal against the Nashville Predators and provide a spark for the faltering Phoenix Coyotes. In his first NHL start since Jan 31, 2010, seventh overall, he earned 1st Star accolades by stopping all 21 shots he faced on his way to his first NHL career shutout.[4]

On July 5, 2013, Johnson was signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with the Boston Bruins. Johnson was the backup goaltender of the Bruins, behind Tuukka Rask, marking his first full-time NHL job.[5]

On July 1, 2014, Johnson was signed as a free agent to a two-year, $2.6 million contract with the New York Islanders.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2003–04 Brooks Bandits AJHL 31 6 20 3 1782 117 0 3.94
2004–05 Brooks Bandits AJHL 42 25 16 2 2,505 109 2 2.61 .923 9 4 5 493
2005–06 University of Alaska-Fairbanks CCHA 18 6 7 4 985 42 0 2.56 .917
2006–07 University of Alaska-Fairbanks CCHA 19 5 6 2 1002 52 1 3.11 .883
2007–08 University of Alaska-Fairbanks CCHA 7 0 6 0 357 20 0 3.36 .893
2008–09 University of Alaska-Fairbanks CCHA 35 14 16 5 2062 57 6 1.66 .940
2009–10 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 44 24 18 2 2649 112 3 2.54 .911
2009–10 New York Rangers NHL 5 1 2 1 281 11 0 2.35 .919
2010–11 Hartford Wolf Pack/CT Whale AHL 40 16 19 3 2271 103 2 2.72 .901
2010–11 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 20 2 0 6.00 .818
2011–12 Connecticut Whale AHL 49 22 18 6 2775 115 1 2.49 .919
2012–13 Portland Pirates AHL 34 16 15 1 1937 97 2 3.00 .903 3 0 3 204 12 0 3.53 .898
2012–13 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 4 2 0 2 247 5 1 1.21 .954
2013–14 Boston Bruins NHL 27 17 4 3 1511 53 2 2.10 .925
NHL totals 37 20 6 6 2058 71 3 2.07 .926

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2010 Canada WC 3 0 0 0 73 1 0 0.82 .964
Senior int'l totals 3 0 0 0 73 1 0 0.82 .964

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
College
All-CCHA First Team 2008-09
CCHA Player of the Year 2008-09
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2008–09
Hobey Baker Award Finalist 2008-09

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gross, Andrew (December 2, 2009). "Valiquette waived; Brashear hurt". The Record. Retrieved December 2, 2009. 
  2. ^ Brooks, Larry (December 31, 2009). "Rangers' rookie goalie makes NHL debut". New York Post. Retrieved December 31, 2009. 
  3. ^ Roy, Chris (July 3, 2013). "Competition will be fierce in goal for the Pirates". Maine Hockey Journal. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ McLellan, Sarah (January 28, 2013). "Chad Johnson earns shutout as Phoenix Coyotes top Nashville Predators". Gannett. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The B's signing of Iginla highlights transactions". Boston Bruins. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  6. ^ "Islanders sign Johnson, Conacher and Brennan". National Hockey League. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jeff Zatkoff
CCHA Best Goaltender
2008-09
Succeeded by
Cody Reichard
Preceded by
Kevin Porter
CCHA Player of the Year
2008-09
Succeeded by
Cody Reichard
Preceded by
Kevin Porter
Perani Cup Champion
2008-09
Succeeded by
Drew Palmisano