Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Aaron Johnson
Aaron Johnson was born April 30, 1983 in Port Hawkesburry, Nova Scotia. The fourth pick, 85th overall selection of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Johnson is a graduate of the QMJHL.

An offensive defenceman, Johnson played four years in the QMJHL with the Rimouski Oceanic capturing a Memorial Cup title in 2000, before ending his junior career with the Quebec Remparts in the latter stages of the 2002-03 season.

In 2003-04, Johnson split his first professional season between the AHL's Syracuse Crunch and the parent club in Columbus. The following season Johnson spent his entire year with in Syracuse due a lock out before returning to split his season with Columbus and Syracuse in 2005-06.

Johnson was a mainstay in the Columbus Blue Jacket lineup in 2006-07 appearing in 61 games, while recording 3 goals and 10 assists. Following that season, Johnson was signed as a free agent by the New York Islanders in the summer of 2007. In New York, Johnson appeared in 30 games and was sidelined from 35 games with a sprained right knee. After the Islanders failed to qualify for the NHL playoffs, Johnson was signed as an unrestricted free agent on July 15, 2008 by the Chicago Blackhawks.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Cape Breton West Eagles NSAHA 56 28 42 70 98
1999-00 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 63 1 14 15 57 +3 8 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Rimouski Oceanic M-Cup 1 0 0 0 2
2000-01 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 64 12 41 53 128 -16 11 2 4 6 35
2001-02 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 68 17 49 66 172 +28 7 1 2 3 12
2002-03 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 25 4 20 24 41 -1
2002-03 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 32 6 31 37 41 +11 11 4 4 8 25
2002-03 Quebec Remparts M-Cup 3 1 1 2 0
2003-04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 29 2 6 8 32 -2
2003-04 Syracuse Crunch AHL 49 6 15 21 83 0 7 2 3 5 27
2004-05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 77 6 17 23 140 -13
2005-06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 26 2 6 8 23 +9
2005-06 Syracuse Crunch AHL 49 5 24 29 122 -4 6 1 3 4 19
2006-07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 61 3 7 10 38 -9
2007-08 New York Islanders NHL 30 0 2 2 30 +2
2007-08 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 2 0 0 0 0 +2
2008-09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 38 3 5 8 33 +19
2008-09 Rockford IceHogs AHL 2 0 1 1 4 0
2009-10 Calgary Flames NHL 22 1 2 3 19 0
2009-10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 19 3 4 7 16 -6
2010-11 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 72 9 26 35 70 +10 13 1 2 3 16
2011-12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 56 3 13 16 26 -12
2012-13 Providence Bruins AHL 2 0 1 1 2 -1
2012-13 Boston Bruins NHL 10 0 0 0 10 0
NHL Totals 291 17 45 62 227


NSMHL Defenceman of the Year Award (1999) Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 12, 2007. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to knee injury and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 15, 2008. Traded to Calgary by Chicago for Kyle Greentree, October 7, 2009. Traded to Edmonton by Calgary with Calgary's 3rd round choice (Travis Ewanyk) in 2011 Entry Draft for Steve Staios, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, August 31, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 5, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 18. 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangersr, July 5, 2013.