Chad Johnson (ice hockey)
Johnson with the Islanders in October 2014
June 10, 1986 |
Calgary, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|New York Islanders
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||125th overall, 2006
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
On July 1, 2014, Johnson was signed as a free agent to a two-year, $2.6 million contract with the New York Islanders.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Senior int'l totals||3||0||0||0||73||1||0||0.82||.964|
Awards and honours
|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|
- Gross, Andrew (December 2, 2009). "Valiquette waived; Brashear hurt". The Record. Retrieved December 2, 2009.
- Brooks, Larry (December 31, 2009). "Rangers' rookie goalie makes NHL debut". New York Post. Retrieved December 31, 2009.
- Roy, Chris (July 3, 2013). "Competition will be fierce in goal for the Pirates". Maine Hockey Journal. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
- McLellan, Sarah (January 28, 2013). "Chad Johnson earns shutout as Phoenix Coyotes top Nashville Predators". Gannett. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
- "The B's signing of Iginla highlights transactions". Boston Bruins. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
- "Islanders sign Johnson, Conacher and Brennan". National Hockey League. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01.
- Chad Johnson's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Chad Johnson's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|CCHA Best Goaltender
|CCHA Player of the Year
|Perani Cup Champion