Brent Johnson

Posted: January 24, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Pittsburgh Penguins
 

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The Good: Brent Johnson Has tremendous size for a goaltender (Ht: 6-3 Wt: 199). He shows a good glove hand and the ability to play the puck effectively. Johnson’s most famous moments have to be 2 fights last season against the New York Islanders. He took on Michael Haley, an enforcer who can only fight, and Rick Dipietro, whom to nobody’s surprised, was injured and missed the rest of the season. Johnson has proven to be a reliable backup goaltender after starting with the Blues many years ago. Is it fair to say that he could potentially be another late-bloomer in the mold of a Timmy Thomas? Kind of the goalie that always flew under the radar mainly because he was never given a fair shot, or the benefit of the doubt? Whatever the case may be, at only 600K, he’s definitely been one hell of a bargain for the Pens.

The Bad: He is playing with some really bad defenseman in front of him. He can’t get any wins during his limited play time for a few reasons: He doesn’t get enough playing time, the team plays especially bad when he’s in net, and the Penguins are without Sidney Crosby.  Johnson needs more work on his quickness and ability to recover when he’s on the ground. He is too inconsistent, which is one of the reasons why he failed as a starting goalkeeper.

Career statistics

Regular season

Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1994–95 Owen Sound Platers OHL 18 3 9 1 904 95 0 4.98
1995–96 Owen Sound Platers OHL 58 24 28 1 3211 243 1 4.54
1996–97 Owen Sound Platers OHL 50 20 28 1 2798 201 1 4.31 .891
1997–98 Worcester Ice Cats AHL 42 14 15 7 2240 119 0 3.19 .899
1998–99 Worcester Ice Cats AHL 49 22 22 4 2925 146 2 2.99 .896
1998–99 St. Louis Blues NHL 6 3 2 0 286 10 0 2.10 .921
1999–00 Worcester Ice Cats AHL 58 24 27 5 3319 161 3 2.91 .911
2000–01 St. Louis Blues NHL 31 19 9 2 1744 63 4 2.17 .907
2001–02 St. Louis Blues NHL 58 34 20 4 3491 127 5 2.18 .902
2002–03 Worcester Ice Cats AHL 2 0 1 1 125 8 0 3.84 .880
2002–03 St. Louis Blues NHL 38 16 13 5 2042 85 2 2.47 .900
2003–04 Worcester Ice Cats AHL 8 2 2 2 365 14 0 2.30 .910
2003–04 St. Louis Blues NHL 10 4 3 1 493 20 1 2.43 .901
2003–04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 8 1 6 1 486 21 0 2.59 .914
2005–06 Washington Capitals NHL 26 9 12 1 1413 81 1 3.43 .905
2006–07 Washington Capitals NHL 30 6 15 7 1644 99 0 3.61 .889
2007–08 Hershey Bears AHL 1 0 1 0 59 3 0 3.04 .925
2007–08 Washington Capitals NHL 19 7 8 2 1032 46 0 2.67 .908
2008–09 Washington Capitals NHL 16 10 4 2 902 37 0 2.46 .908
2009–10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 23 10 6 1 1108 51 0 2.76 .906
2010–11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 23 13 5 3 1297 47 1 2.17 .922
NHL totals 293 134 105 29 16167 702 14 2.61 .905

Playoffs

Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1995–96 Owen Sound Platers OHL 6 2 4 371 29 0 4.69
1996–97 Owen Sound Platers OHL 4 0 4 253 24 0 5.69
1997–98 Worcester Ice Cats AHL 6 3 2 332 19 0 3.43
1998–99 Worcester Ice Cats AHL 4 1 3 238 12 0 3.03 .916
1999–00 Worcester Ice Cats AHL 9 4 5 561 23 1 2.46 .931
2000–01 St. Louis Blues NHL 2 0 1 62 2 0 1.94 .944
2001–02 St. Louis Blues NHL 10 5 5 590 18 3 1.83 .929
2009–10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 0 31 1 0 1.91 .857
2010–11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 0 34 4 0 7.06 .636
NHL totals 14 5 6 717 25 3 2.09 .918

 

GPI W L OTL Min SO GA SHA GAA SV%
2011-12 PITTSBURGH
ON PACE 15 3 8 3 809 0 46 375 3.47 .876

Drafted: 129th overall, 1995
Colorado Avalanche

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