Jim Johnson (ice hockey, born 1962)
- For the 1960s and 1970s Philadelphia Flyers / Minnesota Fighting Saints forward, see Jim Johnson (ice hockey, born 1942).
Johnson in 2015
August 9, 1962 |
New Hope, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Pittsburgh Penguins
Minnesota North Stars
|National team||United States|
James Erik Johnson (born August 9, 1962) is an American ice hockey coach and former player. He is assistant coach for the Edmonton Oilers. Johnson played junior hockey before playing for University of Minnesota Duluth with Brett Hull in 1984. He graduated from Robbinsdale Cooper High School in 1980. During career Johnson played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota North Stars, Dallas Stars, Washington Capitals and Phoenix Coyotes.
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 April 20, 2015, the team announced that they had agreed to "part ways" with head coach Todd McLellan, Assistant Coaches Jim Johnson and Jay Woodcroft, as well as Video Coordinator Brett Heimlich.
On June 25, 2015, the Edmonton Oilers appointed Jim Johnson and Jay Woodcroft as Assistant Coaches. The pair will join newly appointed head coach Todd McLellan in Edmonton.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Sharks Name Jim Johnson Assistant Coach". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
- "San Jose Sharks 'part ways' with coach Todd McLellan, opening door for Flyers". Retrieved 2015-05-15.
- Jim Johnson's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Jim Johnson's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Jim Johnson at Hockey-Reference.com
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