Aaron Johnson
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 04/30/1983
BIRTHPLACE: Port Hawkesbury, NS, CAN
DRAFTED: CBJ: 2001-85 overall
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 Rangers, July 5, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 3, 2014.
2011-12: Established career NHL-highs in assists and points with 3-13=16 totals ... Had two multiple-point games, a 1-1=2 night Oct. 21 at Detroit and two assists Jan. 10 at Chicago ... Had a career-best three-game assist and point streak from Jan. 8-13 (0- 4=4 totals) ... 2010-11: Was signed as a free agent by Nashville and spent the season with their AHL affiliate in Milwaukee with pro career-highs in goals (9), assists (26) and points (35) ... Led club defensemen in goals and was second in points ... Had a six-game assist and point streak from Feb. 22-Mar. 2 (0-7=7 totals) ... 2009-10: Had a career season-high four combined goals with Calgary and Edmonton ... Had 1-2=3 totals in 22 Flames games prior to his Mar. 3 trade to Edmonton, where he finished the season with 3-4=7 totals in 19 Oilers contests ... Had points in consecutive games twice, Dec. 9-11 (1-1=2 totals) and Mar. 13-15 (2-1=3 totals) ... Had one multiple-point game, tying his previous career-high with a 1-1=2 effort on Mar. 15 in Columbus ... 2008- 09: Ranked third among Chicago defensemen in plus/minus with a career-high +19 rating ... Had points in consecutive games played on three occasions, Oct. 15-18 (0-2=2 totals), Oct. 22-25 (2-0=2 totals) and Nov. 3-9 (101-2 totals) ... Also played two games with one assist with Chicago's AHL affiliate in Rockford ... 2007-08: Played his first season in the Islanders organization with two assists in 30 Islanders games, missing the majority of the season with a knee injury ... His two assists came in a three-game span from Feb. 14-18 ... Also played two scoreless games in Bridgeport Sound/AHL ... 2006-07: Played his first full NHL season with 3-7=10 totals while playing a career season-high of 61 games ... 2005-06: Split the season between Columbus and Syracuse/AHL ... Had 5-24=29 totals in 49 Crunch games with three recalls to Columbus ... His first goal of the season proved the power play game-winner on Nov. 26 in St. Louis ... His +9 rating was second among all Blue Jackets players ... 2004-05: Played the NHL lockout season in Syracuse/AHL with 6-17=23 totals in 77 games which ranked second among club defensemen in points ... 2003-04: Split his first professional season between Columbus and their AHL affiliate in Syracuse ... Had 6-15=21 totals in 49 games with the Crunch with three recalls to Columbus ... Played his first NHL game Dec. 2 vs. Anaheim, recorded his first NHL point with an assist in his second game on Dec. 4 vs. Nashville and scored his first NHL goal Feb. 11 vs. Los Angeles ... Had one multiple-point game, setting a career-high for assists and points in a game with a two-assist night on Mar. 16 in Edmonton ... Juniors: Played four seasons of junior hockey in the QMJHL with Rimouski and Quebec with 40-155=195 totals and 439 PIM in 252 career junior games ... Won a Memorial Cup championship with Rimouski in 1999-00 ... Enjoyed his best junior season in 2001-02, finished fourth among league defensemen in scoring with 17-49=66 totals in 68 games.