Chad Johnson (ice hockey)
Johnson with the New York Islanders in October 2014
June 10, 1986 |
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
New York Rangers
New York Islanders
|NHL Draft||125th overall, 2006
Chad Terry Johnson (born June 10, 1986) is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender, currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was born is Saskatoon but moved to Calgary when he was a year old.
Johnson played college ice hockey for the University of Alaska Fairbanks (Nanooks). He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins 125th overall in the National Hockey League's (NHL) 2006 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 (151st 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, 2009 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 Atlanta Thrashers and lost 2–1 in overtime.
After spending three years with the Rangers' American Hockey League (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's Portland Pirates.
At the beginning of the lock-out 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. In his first NHL start since January 31, 2010, seventh overall, he earned first 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 team's backup goaltender, 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. On March 2, 2015, he was traded along with a draft pick to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Michal Neuvirth.
On December 17, 2015 Johnson recorded a 44 save shutout. Johnson broke the Sabres franchise record for most saves in a shutout (Miller, 43 - 2/29/12 at ANA).
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||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||New York Islanders||NHL||19||8||8||1||1053||54||0||3.08||.889||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
- Harrington, Mike (December 10, 2015). "Johnson comes home to get another start in Sabres' net". The Buffalo News. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
- 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. July 5, 2013. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- "Islanders sign Johnson, Conacher and Brennan". National Hockey League. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
- Vogl, John (March 2, 2015). "Sabres send Neuvirth to Islanders for backup goalie, 2016 third-round pick". The Buffalo News. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
- 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