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Justin Johnson
Justin Johnson NY Islanders.jpg
Born May 5 1981 (1981-05-05) (age 36),
Anchorage, AK, USA
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
team
F. teams
Free Agent
New York Islanders
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present

Justin A. Johnson (born May 5, 1981) is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL). Johnson played two games in the National Hockey League with the New York Islanders during the 2013–14 NHL season.

Playing careerEdit

Following four years with the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, Johnson began his professional career with the Alaska Aces near the end of the 2005–06 ECHL season.

On October 7, 2010, the Manchester Monarchs signed Johnson to a professional tryout agreement. On August 5, 2011, Johnson was re-signed to a two-year contract extension with the Monarchs.[1] On August 2, 2013, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers signed Johnson to a one-year AHL contract.[2]

In the following 2013–14 season, Johnson was a fixture on the Sound Tigers in adding toughness to the forward lines. On March 3, 2013, Johnson was signed to an NHL contract with parent affiliate, the New York Islanders, for the remainder of the campaign.
On April 11, 2014, at the age of 32, Johnson made his long-awaited NHL debut against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center.[3] Johnson made the best of his call-up to the big leagues, scoring a knockdown of the considerably bigger John Scott two days later in the Islanders' final game of the season. In his retirement essay written for The Players' Tribune in 2016, Scott acknowledged the fight as the only clean loss of his NHL career, congratulating Johnson.[4]

Johnson went into the off-season as a free agent. Unable to garner another NHL contract, on September 23, 2014, the Alaska Aces of the ECHL signed Johnson to a one-year deal allowing him to return to his hometown team.[5]

On July 26, 2015, with the Toronto Marlies in need of a physical presence within the organization, Johnson returned to the AHL on a one-year contract.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999-2000 Bozeman IceDogs AWHL 34 9 5 14 61
2000-01 Danville Wings NAHL 41 17 19 36 65
2001–02 Omaha Lancers USHL 46 7 8 15 36 10 2 1 3 11
2002–03 Alaska Anchorage Seawolves WCHA 33 3 5 8 12
2003–04 Alaska Anchorage Seawolves WCHA 38 2 10 12 31
2004–05 Alaska Anchorage Seawolves WCHA 36 4 4 8 55
2005–06 Alaska Anchorage Seawolves WCHA 36 4 3 7 49
2005–06 Alaska Aces ECHL 4 0 1 1 9
2006–07 Alaska Aces ECHL 4 0 0 0 7
2006–07 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 12 0 1 1 27
2007–08 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 57 8 3 11 118 6 0 0 0 12
2008–09 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 16 1 0 1 51
2008–09 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 43 12 10 22 208 13 2 4 6 26
2009–10 Alaska Aces ECHL 54 3 4 7 249
2010–11 Manchester Monarchs AHL 47 3 5 8 186 4 0 0 0 4
2011–12 Manchester Monarchs AHL 44 1 2 3 187 1 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Manchester Monarchs AHL 12 0 0 0 19
2013–14 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 50 1 4 5 195
2013–14 New York Islanders NHL 2 0 0 0 7
2014–15 Alaska Aces ECHL 45 3 2 5 147
2015–16 Toronto Marlies AHL 8 0 1 1 36
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. Johnson inks two-year deal with Monarchs. oursportscentral.com (2011-08-05). Retrieved on 2011-08-05.
  2. Sound Tigers signed five players. Soundtigers.com (2013-08-02). Retrieved on 2013-08-03.
  3. Justin Johnson knocks out John Scott with powerful punch. 2014-04-01. Retrieved on 2014-04-02.
  4. Scott, John (December 7, 2016). Five Goals, Four Kids, One Hell of a Good Time. The Players' Tribune, Inc.
  5. Aces welcome back 'The Governor'. Alaska Aces (2014-09-23). Retrieved on 2014-09-23.
  6. Report: Marlies sign Giant slayer Justin Johnson to AHL contract. theleafsnation.com (2015-07-26). Retrieved on 2015-07-26.

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