Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bill Johansen
A versatile forward who could play centre and right wing, Bill Johnson made it to the NHL for one game in 1949-50. He was better known as a senior player in eastern Canada and a solid minor pro skater in the Western Hockey League.

The native of Port Arthur, Ontario played with the Rangers in adjacent Fort William before joining the senior Toronto Marlboros in 1948-49. It was during his tenure with the Marlies that Johnson received the call to play for the "Blue and White." He next played three seasons with the senior Ottawa Senators and skated briefly with the Providence Reds of the AHL.

Beginning in 1957-58, Johnson embarked on a solid career in the WHL with the Vancouver Canucks. He also suited up for the Victoria Cougars, Winnipeg Warriors and Spokane Comets before returning east. After two seasons in the Eastern Hockey League with the Charlotte Checkers and New York Rovers, Johnson retired in 1965. Twelve years later his son, Trevor, was a first round draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs and went on to play nearly 300 NHL games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1945-46 Fort William Rangers TBJHL 8 1 5 6 4
1946-47 Fort William Rangers TBJHL 6 7 7 14 2 3 1 2 3 2
1947-48 Fort William Rangers TBJHL 9 14 5 19 0 2 1 0 1 2
1947-48 Port Arthur Bruins M-Cup 13 3 4 7 4
1948-49 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Sr. 36 13 12 25 8 10 2 6 8 2
1948-49 Toronto Marlboros Al-Cup 13 4 8 12 4
1949-50 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1949-50 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Sr. 41 22 33 55 9 14 6 6 12 4
1949-50 Toronto Marlboros Al-Cup 17 8 17 25 2
1950-51 Toronto Marlboros OMHL 32 14 24 38 8 3 1 2 3 0
1951-52 Ottawa Senators QMHL 54 19 30 49 6 7 1 2 3 0
1952-53 Ottawa Senators QMHL 60 16 24 40 19 7 0 1 1 2
1953-54 Ottawa Senators QHL 67 16 35 51 23 22 6 9 15 8
1954-55 Ottawa Senators QHL 27 5 12 17 6
1954-55 Providence Reds AHL 23 5 8 13 10
1955-56 Providence Reds AHL 53 8 27 35 14 9 3 4 7 4
1956-57 Providence Reds AHL 49 7 18 25 14 5 0 1 1 2
1957-58 Vancouver Canucks WHL 61 17 25 42 10 6 2 3 5 2
1958-59 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 62 20 29 49 12 7 2 2 4 2
1959-60 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 58 14 22 36 4
1960-61 Victoria Cougars WHL 67 10 21 31 18 5 2 1 3 0
1961-62 Spokane Comets WHL 67 14 23 37 8 8 2 1 3 0
1962-63 Spokane Comets WHL 69 12 24 36 4
1963-64 Charlotte Checkers EHL 27 16 10 26 6
1964-65 New York Rovers EHL 62 20 33 53 4
1965-66
1966-67
1967-68
1968-69 Fort William Beavers TBSHL 13 7 12 19 6
1968-69 Port Arthur Bearcats Al-Cup 7 9 16 0
1969-70 Thunder Bay Beavers TBSHL
1969-70 Thunder Bay Beavers Al-Cup 4 1 1 2 0
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


Father of Trevor
Known as "Johnson" during his playing career
Claimed by Providence (AHL) from Toronto (Ottawa-QHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 10, 1953. Traded to Toronto by Providence (AHL) for cash, October, 1953. Traded to Providence (AHL) by Toronto for cash, December 21, 1954. Rights transferred to Toronto after NHL club purchased Spokane (WHL) franchise, June 4, 1963.
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