Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Greg Johnston
Right winger Greg Johnston was a fine scorer and playmaker who was a solid part-time player for the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs. He proved to be effective in the minor leagues and later starred in the German league.

The native of Barrie, Ontario played with the junior B Colts before joining the OHL's Toronto Marlboros. Johnston recorded 160 points in three junior seasons and was chosen 42nd overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1983 Entry Draft. He also scored two goals for Canada when they won the gold medal at the 1985 World Junior Championships.

While still with the Marlies in 1983-84 Johnston played 15 games for Boston when they were ravaged by injuries. Specifically, he was used as third centre to replace the injured Tom Fergus. He eventually gained valuable seasoning in the AHL with the Moncton Golden Flames under Terry Crisp and Maine Mariners. In 1986-87 Johnston played 76 games for Boston playing in a number of situations and on various lines. Although he didn't make the team the next year he was part-time player when the Bruins reached the Stanley Cup final in 1988.

After playing 57 games for Boston in 1988-89, Johnston spent most of his North American career in the minors. The 88-89 season was frustrating for Johnston as he played well but was constantly sent to the press box when youngsters like Peter Douris were given a look. When he was finally demoted, Johnston left the team for a month to contemplate his future.

He was acquired by the New York Rangers for a few moments in June 1990, then sent to the Toronto Maple Leafs for goalie Mark Laforest and pugnacious youngster Tie Domi. After playing only four NHL games for Toronto, Johnston headed for more ice in Europe. He scored 208 points in two years for the Sauerland club before playing five years for the Kassel Huskies.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Barrie Colts Midget Minor-ON 42 31 46 77 74
1981-82 Barrie Colts ON-Jr.B 9 3 3 6 10
1982-83 Toronto Marlboros OHL 58 18 19 37 58 4 1 0 1 4
1983-84 Toronto Marlboros OHL 57 38 35 73 67 9 4 2 6 13
1983-84 Boston Bruins NHL 15 2 1 3 2 -3
1984-85 Toronto Marlboros OHL 42 22 28 50 55 5 1 3 4 4
1984-85 Canada WJC-A 7 2 0 2 2
1984-85 Boston Bruins NHL 6 0 0 0 0 -1
1984-85 Hershey Bears AHL 3 1 0 1 0
1985-86 Boston Bruins NHL 20 0 2 2 0 -1
1985-86 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 60 19 26 45 56 10 4 6 10 4
1986-87 Boston Bruins NHL 76 12 15 27 79 -7 4 0 0 0 0
1987-88 Maine Mariners AHL 75 21 32 53 106 10 6 4 10 23
1987-88 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 1 1 2
1988-89 Boston Bruins NHL 57 11 9 20 32 +7 10 1 0 1 6
1988-89 Maine Mariners AHL 15 5 7 12 31
1989-90 Boston Bruins NHL 9 1 1 2 6 -1 5 1 0 1 4
1989-90 Maine Mariners AHL 52 16 26 42 45
1990-91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Newmarket Saints AHL 73 32 50 82 54
1991-92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 1 1 5 -1
1991-92 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 63 28 45 73 33 16 8 6 14 10
1992-93 ECD Sauerland German-2 47 49 59 108 70
1993-94 ECD Sauerland German-2 51 40 60 100 74
1994-95 EC Kassel Huskies Germany 42 17 27 44 26 9 4 6 10 6
1995-96 EC Kassel Huskies Germany 49 16 23 39 75 8 0 1 1 12
1996-97 Kassel Huskies Germany 49 19 22 41 98 10 8 4 12 14
1997-98 Kassel Huskies Germany 43 9 28 37 73
1997-98 Kassel Huskies EuroHL 6 2 2 4 6
1998-99 Kassel Huskies Germany 52 11 16 27 28
1999-00 Berlin Capitals Germany 56 19 21 40 68 7 1 4 5 14
2000-01 Berlin Capitals Germany 60 18 26 44 52 5 1 1 2 2
2001-02 Munchen Barons Germany 38 6 6 12 41
2001-02 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 13 2 3 5 22
NHL Totals 187 26 29 55 124 22 2 1 3 12


Traded to NY Rangers by Boston with cash for Chris Nilan, June 28, 1990. Traded to Toronto by NY Rangers for Tie Domi and Mark LaForest, June 28, 1990.
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