Ed Johnstone

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Ed Johnstone
Born (1954-03-02) March 2, 1954 (age 60)
Brandon, MB, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for NHL
New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
AHL
Providence Reds
New Haven Nighthawks
Adirondack Red Wings
WHA
Michigan Stags
Baltimore Blades
NHL Draft 104th overall, 1974
New York Rangers
WHA Draft 78th overall, 1974
Michigan Stags
Playing career 1974–1987

Edward Lavern "Eddie" Johnstone (born March 2, 1954) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. He played for the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. Johnstone was born in Brandon, Manitoba, but grew up in Vernon, British Columbia.

Playing career[edit]

Johnstone played major junior with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Canada Hockey League from 1971 to 1974. After two consecutive 100 point seasons with Medicine Hat, Johnstone was drafted 104th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft, and 78th overall by the Michigan Stags in the 1974 WHA Amateur Draft. He played 23 games for the Stags in 1974–75 and played in the American Hockey League for the Providence Reds. Johnstone started his National Hockey League career in 1975–76, scoring 3 points in 10 games. Johnstone played for the Rangers until the end of the 1982–83 season, before being traded to the Detroit Red Wings along with Ron Duguay and Eddie Mio for Mike Blaisdell, Willie Huber, and Mark Osborne. He played for the Red Wings and their AHL minor league affiliate, the Adirondack Red Wings before retiring in 1987.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1970–71 Vernon Essos BCJHL ? 45 49 94 79
1971–72 Medicine Hat Tigers WCHL 27 14 15 29 46
1972–73 Medicine Hat Tigers WCHL 68 58 44 102 70
1973–74 Medicine Hat Tigers WCHL 68 64 54 118 164
1974–75 Greensboro Generals SHL 25 21 25 46 21
1974–75 Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades WHA 23 4 4 8 43
1975–76 Providence Reds AHL 58 23 33 56 102 3 0 0 0 14
1975–76 New York Rangers NHL 10 2 1 3 4
1976–77 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 80 40 58 98 79 6 3 6 9 7
1977–78 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 17 10 12 22 20
1977–78 New York Rangers NHL 53 13 13 26 44
1978–79 New York Rangers NHL 30 5 3 8 27 17 5 0 5 10
1979–80 New York Rangers NHL 78 14 21 35 60 9 0 1 1 25
1980–81 New York Rangers NHL 80 30 38 68 100 8 2 2 4 4
1981–82 New York Rangers NHL 68 30 28 58 57 10 2 6 8 25
1982–83 New York Rangers NHL 52 15 21 36 27 9 4 1 5 19
1983–84 Detroit Red Wings NHL 46 12 11 23 54 2 0 0 0 0
1984–85 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 69 27 28 55 70
1985–86 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 62 29 31 60 74 17 5 7 12 4
1985–86 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 1 0 1 2
1986–87 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 61 30 22 52 83 5 1 0 1 2
1986–87 Detroit Red Wings NHL 6 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 426 122 136 258 375 55 13 10 23 83

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