Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Nick Johnson
Nick Johnson was born on December 24, 1985 in Calgary, Alberta. Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, he joined the organization following a four year collegiate career with Dartmouth College. Johnson made his professional debut with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League where his strong play earned him his first shot on the NHL stage. In 2009-10 he appeared in six games for Pittsburgh, registering a goal and an assist.

On September 29, 2011, Johnson was put on waivers by the Penguins and subsequently claimed by the Minnesota Wild. He joined the Wild for the 2011-12 season, appearing in 77 games for the club, scoring eight times and adding 18 assists.

An unrestricted free agent again in the summer of 2012, Johnson inked a deal with the Phoenix Coyotes. Due to the NHL lockout, he would join the Coyotes' ECHL affiliate, the Idaho Steelheads for five games. When play resumed at the NHL level, Johnson would join the Portland Pirates of the AHL before ultimately being promoted to the NHL. In 17 games for the Coyotes, Johnson scored four times and added a pair of assists. By virtue of his travel-heavy 2012-13 schedule, Johnson joined a small group of players who suited up in the ECHL, AHL and NHL in the same season.

On July 5, 2013, Johnson signed a one-year deal with the Boston Bruins.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2002-03 St. Albert Saints AJHL 60 21 30 51 10
2003-04 St. Albert Saints AJHL 51 35 36 71 33 4 0 2 2 0
2004-05 Dartmouth Big Green ECAC 35 18 17 35 16
2005-06 Dartmouth Big Green ECAC 33 15 10 25 24
2006-07 Dartmouth Big Green ECAC 33 14 16 30 46
2007-08 Dartmouth Big Green ECAC 32 10 25 35 20
2007-08 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 4 0 1 1 0 +1 10 0 1 1 2
2008-09 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 56 14 17 31 30 +14 12 4 6 10 8
2008-09 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 18 14 10 24 19 +6
2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 6 1 1 2 2 -2
2009-10 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 61 16 27 43 50 +19 4 4 0 4 2
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 4 1 2 3 5 +1
2010-11 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 48 20 19 39 49 +12
2011-12 Minnesota Wild NHL 77 8 18 26 45 -6
2012-13 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 5 0 1 1 0 0
2012-13 Portland Pirates AHL 14 3 6 9 13 -2 3 2 1 3 9
2012-13 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 17 4 2 6 0 +3
2013-14 Boston Bruins NHL 9 0 0 0 0 -4
2013-14 Providence Bruins AHL 51 18 24 42 16 +20 12 1 4 5 0
2014-15 Vaxjo Lakers HC Sweden 55 17 21 38 14 18 4 5 9 8
2015-16 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 52 22 12 34 16 3 3 2 5 0
NHL Totals 113 14 23 37 52


ECAC All-Rookie Team (2005) ECAC First All-Star Team (2008) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2008) Claimed on waivers by Minnesota from Pittsburgh, September 29, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 12, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Idaho (ECHL), December 11, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 5, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Vaxjo (Sweden), July 9, 2014.
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