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 51)
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.

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. He is currently 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]


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