Brian Johnson (ice hockey)

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Brian Johnson
Born (1960-04-01) April 1, 1960 (age 56)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1980–1986

Brian Johnson (born April 1, 1960 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played one season in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings.

Johnson spent four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Verdun/Sorel Éperviers and the Sherbrooke Beavers before signing with the Detroit Red Wings in 1980. He had spells in the American Hockey League with the Adirondack Red Wings and the Central Hockey League with the Dallas Black Hawks before making his debut for Detroit during the 1983-84 NHL season, playing a total of three regular season games, going pointless with five penalty minutes. After spells with the Carolina Thunderbirds and the Indianapolis Checkers, Johnson retired in 1986.

On April 16, 2012, Brian Johnson was sentenced to 4 years in prison for trafficking cocaine in Saint John, New Brunswick.

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