Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Allan Johnson
A fine playmaking forward who could play right wing and centre, Al Johnson played one full NHL season and parts of three others between 1956 and 1963. He also enjoyed success and earned accolades as an amateur as well as the minor leagues.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Johnson starred with the St. Boniface Canadians of the Manitoba junior league. After leading the league in assists in 1953-54, he headed for Quebec to suit up for the Trois Rivieres Flambeaux and the Montreal Royals. He next averaged over two points per game for the Souris Elks of the Big 6 circuit. In the aftermath of an injury to Bernie Geoffrion, Johnson played two games for the Montreal Canadiens when they were in the middle of their 5-Cup dynasty in 1956-57.

After demonstrating consistent scoring ability in the IHL, QHL, and WHL for four seasons, Johnson was given a full opportunity by the Detroit Red Wings. He scored 37 points in 70 games playing mostly with Norm Ullman and Leo Labine. After splitting the 1961-62 between Detroit and the AHL's Hershey Bears, Johnson was relegated to the minors for all but two games.

Johnson returned home to play for the senior Winnipeg Maroons and helped the club win the Allan Cup in 1964. The next year he scored six points in seven matches as the Maroons won a bronze medal for Canada at the World Championships. He spent one more year helping to solidfy the national team program before retiring temporarily in 1966. After two more productive seasons in the minors he retired for good in 1969.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1951-52 St. Boniface Canadiens MAHA 10 8 15 23
1951-52 St. Boniface Canadiens MJHL 1 0 0 0 2
1952-53 St. Boniface Canadiens MJHL 22 4 12 16 2 7 2 2 4 2
1952-53 St. Boniface Canadiens M-Cup 17 4 7 11 8
1953-54 St. Boniface Canadiens MJHL 36 13 31 44 40 10 8 10 18 34
1953-54 St. Boniface Canadiens M-Cup 8 3 2 5 8
1954-55 Trois-Rivieres Reds QJHL 44 14 17 31 23 10 5 5 10 2
1954-55 Montreal Royals QHL 2 0 1 1 2
1955-56 Souris Elks Big-6 28 33 30 63 18
1955-56 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 2 0 0 0 0
1955-56 Winnipeg Maroons Al-Cup 9 2 6 8 2
1956-57 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 1 1 2
1956-57 Cincinnati Mohawks IHL 56 29 29 58 36 7 2 2 4 2
1957-58 Shawinigan Cataracts QHL 57 15 28 43 18 14 8 10 18 2
1958-59 Spokane Spokes WHL 68 30 33 63 28 4 0 0 0 7
1959-60 Spokane Spokes WHL 69 29 27 56 28
1960-61 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 16 21 37 14 11 2 2 4 6
1961-62 Detroit Red Wings NHL 31 5 6 11 14
1961-62 Hershey Bears AHL 40 15 25 40 14 7 4 2 6 2
1962-63 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1962-63 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 58 15 19 34 24
1963-64 Winnipeg Maroons SSHL 6 6 4 10 2
1963-64 Winnipeg Maroons Al-Cup 13 8 10 18 12
1964-65 Winnipeg Maroons SSHL 6 6 8 14 6
1964-65 Canada WEC-A 7 4 2 6 6
1965-66 Canada Nat-Tm
1966-67
1967-68 Fort Worth Wings CPHL 46 23 27 50 27
1968-69 Denver Spurs WHL 71 27 22 49 10
NHL Totals 105 21 28 49 30 11 2 2 4 6


WHL Coast Division Second All-Star Team (1959)
WHL First All-Star Team (1960)
Claimed by Detroit from Montreal (Spokane - WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June, 1960.