Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Randy Johnston
Defenceman Randy Johnston was efficient in his own end and capable of moving the puck up to the forwards consistently. He played four games with the New York Islanders in 1979-80 but was best known as a solid performer in junior and the minor leagues.

The Brampton, Ontario native enjoyed three solid years with the Peterborough Petes of the OHA before being chosen in the second round of the 1978 Amateur Draft by the New York Islanders. He adjusted well to the pro game with the Fort Worth Texans of the CHL but had a tough time getting a chance to play in the NHL with one of its elite clubs.

Johnston performed fairly well during his four-game stint with the Islanders in 1979-80 but was soon dispatched to the minors. He ended up being an important member of the CHL's Indianapolis Checkers. Johnston's solid play on the blueline helped the Checkers win consecutive Adams Cups as CHL champions in 1982 and 1983. He brought his five year pro tenure to a close after the second Adams Cup win.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1975-76 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 46 0 5 5 57
1976-77 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 66 4 21 25 141 4 0 0 0 8
1977-78 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 63 4 31 35 79 20 1 4 5 34
1978-79 Fort Worth Texans CHL 76 3 15 18 80 5 0 0 0 6
1979-80 New York Islanders NHL 4 0 0 0 4 -2
1979-80 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 69 3 27 30 45 7 1 0 1 18
1980-81 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 76 3 20 23 69 5 0 0 0 6
1981-82 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 78 7 34 41 71 11 1 5 6 17
1982-83 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 66 2 15 17 63 10 1 2 3 16
NHL Totals 4 0 0 0 4


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