Jim Johnson (ice hockey, born 1962)

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For the 1960s and 1970s Philadelphia Flyers / Minnesota Fighting Saints forward, see Jim Johnson (ice hockey, born 1942).
Jim Johnson
Born (1962-08-09) August 9, 1962 (age 52)
New Hope, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Pittsburgh Penguins
Minnesota North Stars
Dallas Stars
Washington Capitals
Phoenix Coyotes
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1985–1998

James Erik Johnson (born August 9, 1962 in New Hope, Minnesota) who graduated from Robbinsdale Cooper High School in 1980, is an assistant coach for the San Jose Sharks, and a former American ice hockey player. He played junior hockey before playing for University of Minnesota Duluth with Brett Hull in 1984.

Career[edit]

A defenseman, Johnson was signed as a free agent in 1985 by the Pittsburgh Penguins. In 1989 he was awarded the Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Good Guy Award. He played for the Penguins until he was traded early in the 1990–91 NHL season to the Minnesota North Stars. He followed the North Stars franchise when it moved to Dallas in 1993, and played with them until the trade deadline of the 1993–94 NHL season, when he was dealt to the Washington Capitals. Johnson played for two full seasons with the Capitals before signing with the Phoenix Coyotes as a free agent in 1996, and retired two years later. After retirement Johnson became a youth hockey coach in the state of Arizona. In that time he coached the VOSHA (Valley of the Sun Hockey Association) Mustangs to a USA Hockey Amateur National Championship back in 2005. later on he became the director of the P.F. Chang's hockey club and Partner / Co-Founder of flexxCOACH.com.

On November 29, 2011, he replaced Bob Woods as an assistant coach of the Washington Capitals.

On July 10, 2012, General Manager Doug Wilson and Head Coach Todd McLellan named Johnson an assistant coach of the San Jose Sharks.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1981–82 University of Minnesota Duluth WCHA 40 0 10 10 62
1982–83 University of Minnesota Duluth WCHA 44 3 18 21 118
1983–84 University of Minnesota Duluth WCHA 43 3 13 16 116
1984–85 University of Minnesota Duluth WCHA 47 7 29 36 106
1985–86 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 80 3 26 29 115
1986–87 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 80 5 25 30 116
1987–88 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 55 1 12 13 87
1988–89 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 76 2 14 16 163 11 0 5 5 44
1989–90 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 75 3 13 16 154
1990–91 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 24 0 5 5 23
1990–91 Minnesota North Stars NHL 44 1 9 10 100 14 0 1 1 52
1991–92 Minnesota North Stars NHL 71 4 10 14 102 7 1 3 4 18
1992–93 Minnesota North Stars NHL 79 3 20 23 105
1993–94 Dallas Stars NHL 53 0 7 7 51
1993–94 Washington Capitals NHL 8 0 0 0 12
1994–95 Washington Capitals NHL 47 0 13 13 43 7 0 2 2 8
1995–96 Washington Capitals NHL 66 2 4 6 34 6 0 0 0 6
1996–97 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 55 3 7 10 74 6 0 0 0 4
1997–98 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 16 2 1 3 18
NHL Totals 829 29 166 195 1197 51 1 11 12 132

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