Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jim Johnson
Jim Johnson was born November 7, 1942 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A graduate of the Winnipeg Rangers of the MJHL and the Sudbury Wolves of the EPHL, Johnson went on to play one season with the St. Paul Rangers of the CPHL, before being claimed by the the New York Rangers from Baltimore (AHL) in the Inter-League Draft in the summer of 1964.

The Winnipeg, MB native went on to play parts of three seasons with the Rangers, while seeing most of his playing time in the minors. In the summer of 1967, Johnson was claimed by the Philadelphia Flyers in the Expansion Draft and went on to play parts of four seasons with the club, while having his most productive season offensively in 1969-70, when he finished the season with 48 points (18-30-48).

Following some strong play with the Flyers, Johnson was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in January of 1972. Upon his arrival with the Kings, Johnson went on to play 28 games with the club, before being selected by the Minnesota Fighting Saints in the 1972 WHA General Player Draft.

Coming off an NHL career that saw him play in over 300 games and register 186 points (75-111-186), Johnson went on to play parts of three seasons in Minnesota before having his rights dealt to the Indianapolis Racers in the early stages of the 1974-75 season.

Following a 42 game stint with Indianapolis, Jim Johnson announced his retirement from hockey, following the 1974-75 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1959-60 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 28 7 8 15 2 12 3 2 5 0
1960-61 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 29 15 21 36 12
1960-61 Winnipeg Rangers M-Cup 12 4 5 9 8
1961-62 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 39 22 23 45 48 3 1 1 2 0
1962-63 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 70 16 36 52 16 8 1 4 5 2
1963-64 St. Paul Rangers CPHL 70 21 33 54 14 11 3 5 8 0
1964-65 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1964-65 St. Paul Rangers CPHL 61 19 45 64 14 11 4 6 10 7
1965-66 New York Rangers NHL 5 1 0 1 0
1965-66 Minnesota Rangers CPHL 62 24 46 70 12 7 3 2 5 0
1966-67 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1966-67 Omaha Knights CPHL 64 26 46 72 20 12 2 5 7 2
1967-68 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 13 2 1 3 2 -1
1967-68 Quebec Aces AHL 59 27 45 72 14 15 5 8 13 10
1968-69 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 69 17 27 44 20 -5 3 0 0 0 2
1969-70 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 72 18 30 48 17 +1
1970-71 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 66 16 29 45 16 -10 4 0 2 2 0
1970-71 Quebec Aces AHL 5 0 1 1 0
1971-72 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 46 13 15 28 12 -21
1971-72 Los Angeles Kings NHL 28 8 9 17 6 -1
1972-73 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 33 9 14 23 12 5 2 1 3 2
1973-74 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 71 15 39 54 30 11 1 4 5 4
1974-75 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 11 1 3 4 0
1974-75 Indianapolis Racers WHA 42 7 15 22 12
NHL Totals 302 75 111 186 73 7 0 2 2 2


Claimed by NY Rangers from Baltimore (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 8, 1964. Claimed by Philadelphia from NY Rangers in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Los Angeles by Philadelphia with Bill Lesuk and Serge Bernier for Bill Flett, Eddie Joyal, Jean Potvin and Ross Lonsberry, January 28, 1972. Selected by Minnesota (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Indianapolis (WHA) by Minnesota (WHA) for Joe Robertson, November, 1974.