Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson enjoyed four solid years at Bowling Green University from 1993 to 1997. During his last year he registered 62 points in 38 games and was signed as a free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs. In 1996 and 1997 he earned first-team CCHA all-academic honours and served as Bowling Green's co-captain. After the college season ended, Johnson showed surprising poise and offensive talent in the last 13 games of the NHL season.

In 1997-98 Johnson played his first full season in the league and showed flashes of star potential. He accumulated 47 points in 82 games to tie Boston's Sergei Samsonov for the rookie lead and was named to the NHL's All-Rookie Team. His 32 assists led all first year players.

After parts of three seasons with Toronto, Johnson was dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning midway through the 1999-2000 season for gritty forward Darcy Tucker. Upon his arrival with the Bolts, he scored 22 points in 28 games and then joined Team Canada at the 2000 World Championships. Along with most of his teammates, Johnson struggled in 2000-01 with only eleven goals and 38 points in 64 games . In March, 2001, he was part of the package deal sent to the Phoenix Coyotes for the rights to holdout netminder Nikolai Khabibulin.

During the 2002-03 season Johnson established a career-high 63 points (23-40-63) before missing the majority of the 2003-04 season recovering from a shoulder injury. Following his stint with the Coyotes, Johnson would return to the Eastern Conference as he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a draft pick.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 Hillcrest Summits MTHL 45 43 66 109 20 10 19 29
1992-93 Aurora Eagles ON-Jr.A 48 25 40 65 18 7 7 15 22
1993-94 Bowling Green University CCHA 38 6 14 20 18
1994-95 Bowling Green University CCHA 37 16 33 49 35
1995-96 Bowling Green University CCHA 30 12 19 31 22
1996-97 Bowling Green University CCHA 38 30 32 62 46
1996-97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 13 2 2 4 4 -2
1997-98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 15 32 47 24 -4
1998-99 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 79 20 24 44 35 +13 17 3 2 5 4
1999-00 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 52 11 14 25 23 +8
1999-00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 28 10 12 22 4 -2
1999-00 Canada WC-A 9 1 1 2 10 -2
2000-01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 64 11 27 38 38 -10
2000-01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 12 2 3 5 4 0
2001-02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 57 5 22 27 28 +14 5 1 1 2 6
2002-03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 23 40 63 47 +9
2003-04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 11 1 9 10 10 -1
2004-05 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 8 1 2 3 4 6 0 2 2 4
2005-06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 80 16 38 54 50 +7
2006-07 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 11 20 31 40 +6
2007-08 St. Louis Blues NHL 21 2 3 5 8 -4
2008-09 Kolner Haie Germany 28 4 9 13 52
NHL Totals 661 129 246 375 315 22 4 3 7 10


NHL All-Rookie Team (1998) Signed as a free agent by Toronto, March 16, 1997. Traded to Tampa Bay by Toronto with Marek Posmyk and Toronto's 5th (Pavel Sedov) and 6th (Aaron Gionet) round picks in 2000 NHL Draft for Darcy Tucker and Tampa Bay's 4th round pick (Miguel Delisle) in 2000 NHL Draft, February 9, 2000. Traded to Phoenix by Tampa Bay with Paul Mara, Ruslan Zainullin and NY Islanders' 2nd round pick (previously acquired, Phoenix selected Matthew Spiller) in 2001 NHL Draft for Nikolai Khabibulin and Stan Neckar, March 5, 2001.
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to shoulder injury vs. Los Angeles, November 1, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Farjestad (Sweden), January 31, 2005. Traded to Montreal by Phoenix for Montreal's 4th round pick (Vladimir Ruzicka) in 2007 NHL Draft, July 12, 2006. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, October 4, 2007. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to shoulder surgery, January 16, 2008.
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