Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Justin Johnson
Justin Johnson was born on May 5, 1981 in Anchorage, Alaska. The undrafted right winger would play four years Alaska Anchorage Seawolves of the NCAA before starting his journeyman career in the ECHL.

Johnson would play parts of the next four years with the Alaska Aces, Idaho Steelheads, Utah Grizzlies, and Cincinnati Cyclones all with the ECHL before he got a shot to play in the AHL with the Manchester Monarchs. Johnson would play three seasons with the Monarchs where his play would encourage the Bridgeport Sound Tigers to give him a shot for the 2013-14 season.

Due to his fine physical play in Bridgeport, the Sound Tigersí NHL affiliate, the New York Islanders, decided to give him a shot in the NHL. Johnson would make his NHL debut on April 11, 2014 at the age of 32 in a 3-2 shootout victory over the New Jersey Devils.

Despite a strong AHL season which garnered some NHL attention, Johnson could not land another NHL contract leading him to go back home and play the 2014-15 season with the ECHLís Alaska Aces. After the season was over, he would return to the AHL where the Toronto Marlies would sign him to a one year contract.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 East Anchorage Thunderbirds High-AK 20 16 28 44
1999-00 East Anchorage Thunderbirds High-AK 18 20 26 46
2000-01 Danville Wings NAHL 41 17 19 36 65
2001-02 Omaha Lancers USHL 46 7 8 15 36 10 2 1 3 11
2002-03 U. of Alaska Anchorage WCHA 33 3 5 8 12
2003-04 U. of Alaska Anchorage WCHA 38 2 10 12 31
2004-05 U. of Alaska Anchorage WCHA 36 4 4 8 55
2005-06 U. of Alaska Anchorage WCHA 36 4 3 7 49
2005-06 Alaska Aces ECHL 4 0 1 1 9 -4
2006-07 Alaska Aces ECHL 4 0 0 0 7 0
2006-07 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 12 0 1 1 27 -3
2007-08 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 57 8 3 11 118 -8 6 0 0 0 12
2008-09 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 16 1 0 1 51 -8
2008-09 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 42 12 10 22 208 -5 13 2 4 6 26
2009-10 Alaska Aces ECHL 54 3 4 7 249 -2
2010-11 Manchester Monarchs AHL 47 3 5 8 186 0 4 0 0 0 4
2011-12 Manchester Monarchs AHL 44 1 2 3 187 -2 1 0 0 0 2
2012-13 Manchester Monarchs AHL 12 0 0 0 19 -1
2013-14 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 50 1 4 5 195 -3
2013-14 New York Islanders NHL 2 0 0 0 7 -1
2014-15 Alaska Aces ECHL 45 3 2 5 147 -6
2015-16 Toronto Marlies AHL 8 0 1 1 36 0
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 7


Missed majority of 2012-13 due to various injuries and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Bridgeport (AHL), October 3, 2013. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, March 3, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Toronto (AHL), July 3, 2015. Missed majority of 2015-16 as a healthy reserve.
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