Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chad Johnson
Goaltender Chad Johnson was born on June 10, 1986 in Calgary, Alberta. He played his collegiate hockey at the University of Alaska and was selected 125th overall at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. In his final year and U of A Johnson was named the Central Collegiate Hockey Association Player of the Year, as well as a Hobey Baker Award finalist.

Following a trade to the New York Rangers in the summer of 2009, Johnson began his professional career with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League. In December of 2009 Johnson would receive his first call up to the NHL. Though he would serve in largely a backup role to Henrik Lundqvist, Johnson would appear in five games for the club.

Johnson found himself an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2012 and inked a deal with the Phoenix Coyotes. With the NHL locked out, Johnson would spend the majority of the year in the American Hockey League with the Portland Pirates. In 34 games for the club he would post 16 wins and a 3.00 goals against average.

In the summer if 2013, Johnson was once again an unrestricted free agent. This time he inked a deal with the Boston Bruins.

The following summer, Johnson signed a two year contract with the New York Islanders. At the 2015 trade deadline, Johnson was traded, along with a third round draft pick, to the Buffalo Sabres for Michal Neuvirth. After just one season in Buffalo, Johnson found himself an unrestricted free agent. He signed with the Calgary Flames on July 1 and joined the club for the 2016-17 season.

Johnson would appear in 36 games for the Flamers during the 2016-17 season, posting a 2.59 goals-against-average and a .910 save percentage. He found himself a free agent once again at season's end and signed with the Buffalo Sabres.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
2002-03 Calgary Buffaloes AMHL 8 8 2 3.25 1 0 1 0 0 3.00
2003-04 Brooks Bandits AJHL 31 6 20 3 0 3.94
2004-05 Brooks Bandits AJHL 43 25 16 2 2 2.61 119 4 5 0
2005-06 U. of Alaska Fairbanks CCHA 18 6 7 4 0 2.56
2006-07 U. of Alaska Fairbanks CCHA 19 5 6 2 1 3.11
2007-08 University of Alaska CCHA 7 0 6 0 0 3.36
2008-09 University of Alaska CCHA 35 14 16 5 6 1.66
2009-10 New York Rangers NHL 5 1 2 1 0 2.35
2009-10 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 47 24 18 2 3 2.54
2009-10 Canada WC-A 3 0 0 0 0 0.82
2010-11 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 6.00
2010-11 Connecticut Whale AHL 40 16 19 3 2 2.72
2011-12 Connecticut Whale AHL 49 22 18 6 1 2.49
2012-13 Portland Pirates AHL 34 16 15 1 2 3.00 3 0 3 0 3.53
2012-13 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 4 2 0 2 1 1.21
2013-14 Boston Bruins NHL 27 17 4 3 2 2.10
2014-15 New York Islanders NHL 19 8 8 1 0 3.08
2015-16 Buffalo Sabres NHL 45 22 16 4 1 2.36
2016-17 Calgary Flames NHL 36 18 15 1 3 2.59 1 0 1 0 1.15
2016-17 Canada WC-A 3 0 0 0 1 1.33
NHL Totals 137 68 45 12 7 2.44 1 0 1 0 1.15


AJHL South Division First All-Star Team (2005) CCHA First All-Star Team (2009) CCHA Rookie of the Year (2009) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2009) Traded to NY Rangers by Pittsburgh for Pittsburgh's 5th round pick (previously acquired, Pittsburgh selected Andy Bathgate) in 2009 NHL Draft, June 27, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 1. 2012. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 5, 2013. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 1, 2014. Traded to Buffalo by NY Islanders with Vancouver's 3rd round pick (previously acquired, later traded to Pittsburgh, later traded back to Vancouver - Vancouver selected William Lockwood) in 2016 NHL Draft for Michael Neuvirth, March 2, 2015. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 1, 2016. Traded to Arizona by Calgary wiith Brandon Hickey and a conditional 3rd round pick in 2018 NHL Draft for Mike Smith, June 17, 2017. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 1, 2017.
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