Chad Johnson

Posted: March 15, 2012 by Steven Ellis in New York Rangers
 

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The Good: Johnson has excellent size for the goaltending position at the National Hockey League level. He is efficient in his body movements and makes good use of his large frame in covering the net. He has a good glove, and generally stays square to the shooter. His combination of size, speed and technique will give him another opportunity to claim the backup role behind Henrik Lundqvist. He is capable of dominating at lower levels, and can be a solid NHL backup, which adds to his trade value. He has proven he can play during limited stretches in the NHL on a recall basis.

The Bad: Johnson has a habit of giving up some bad rebounds. He needs to fill out his 6-3 frame in order to have the stamina required to play regularly against the best shooters in the world at the NHL level. He also needs more consistency in his game. Johnson doesn’t have the natural talent to be an NHL starter, and it wasn’t going to happen with the Rangers organization.

Awards

  • 2009 – NCAA West Second Team All-American

Career statistics

Regular season

Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SA SV SV% G A PIM
2003–04 Brooks Bandits AJHL 31 6 20 3 1782 117 0 3.94
2004–05 Brooks Bandits AJHL 42 25 16 2 2,505 109 2 2.61
2005–06 University of Alaska-Fairbanks CCHA 18 6 7 4 984:33 42 0 2.56 506 464 .917 0 0 0
2006–07 University of Alaska-Fairbanks CCHA 19 5 6 2 1,002:10 52 1 3.11 445 393 .883 0 0 0
2007–08 University of Alaska-Fairbanks CCHA 7 0 6 0 357:20 20 0 3.36 187 167 .893 0 0 0
2008–09 University of Alaska-Fairbanks CCHA 35 14 16 5 2,062:29 57 6 1.66 946 889 .940 0 0 0
2009–10 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 44 24 18 2 2,649 112 3 2.54 1257 1145 .911 0 0 0
2009–10 New York Rangers NHL 5 1 2 1 281 11 0 2.35 135 124 .919 0 0 0
CCHA totals 79 25 35 11 4,406:32 171 7 2.33 2,084 1,913 .918 0 0 0

Drafted: 125th overall, 2006
Pittsburgh Penguins

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