Earl Johnson (ice hockey)

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Earl Johnson
Earl Johnson 54-55.JPG
Born (1931-06-28)June 28, 1931
Fort Frances, ON, CAN
Died February 7, 2015(2015-02-07) (aged 83)
Kelowna, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1949–1964

Earl Otto Johansson (June 28, 1931 – February 7, 2015), better known as Earl "Ching" Johnson, played one regular-season game for the Detroit Red Wings in 1953–54. His name ended up on the Stanley Cup. When the Stanley Cup was redone during 1957–58 season, Johnson's name was left off the newer ring. Johnson played three years of Junior Hockey for Windsor: 1948–49, 1949–50, and 1950–51. He also played in the minors playing in six different leagues in 13 different cities in 15 professional seasons (1949–50 and 1951–52 to 1963–64). He died in 2015.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1948–49 Windsor Spitfires OHA 54 39 29 68
1949–50 Windsor Spitfires OHA 42 18 18 36 6 2 1 0 1 0
1949–50 Detroit Hetcche PCHL 39 18 16 34 19
1950–51 Windsor Spitfires OHA 54 39 29 67 19 8 2 3 5 0
1951–52 Edmonton Flyers PCHL 69 37 34 71 19 4 0 1 1 2
1952–53 Edmonton Flyers WHL 70 26 34 60 26 15 10 7 17 20
1953–54& Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1953–54 Edmonton Flyers WHL 19 5 0 5 6
1953–54 Sherbrooke Saints QHL 50 18 22 40 41 5 4 2 6 8
1954–55 Quebec Aces QHL 21 12 6 18 18
1954–55 Vancouver Canucks WHL 45 16 19 35 33 5 2 1 3 2
1955–56 Springfield Indians AHL 7 4 2 6 6
1955–56 Vancouver-Edmonton WHL 42 15 10 25 6 3 0 1 1 2
1956–57 Vancouver Canucks WHL 54 17 14 31 49
1956–57 Providence Red AHL 9 2 4 6 6
1957–58 Trois Rivieres Lions QHL 50 14 8 22 6
1958–59 Spokane Comets WHL 67 40 32 72 30 4 0 1 1 4
1959–60 Spokane Comets WHL 69 31 31 82 20
1960–61 Spokane Comets WHL 70 32 30 62 40 4 0 0 0 0
1961–62 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 18 3 3 6 2
1961–62 Los Angeles Blades WHL 31 9 8 17 2
1962–63 New Haven Blades EHL 53 20 25 46 11
1963–64 Spoken Jets WHL 38 41 30 71 4 12 8 8 16 0
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0

& -name was engraved on the Stanley Cup

Personal life[edit]

He is the father of actor Paul Johansson, who plays Dan Scott in American TV show One Tree Hill, and comedian Pete Johansson.

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