2012-13: Played for three organizations with one assist in five games with the ECHL Idaho Steelheads, 3-6=9 totals in 14 games with the AHL Portland Pirates and 4-2=6 totals in 17 NHL contests in Phoenix ... Recalled to Phoenix on Jan. 25 and played 17 of 22 games before his Mar. 14 return to Portland ... Had one multiple-point game, a 1-1=2 effort on Jan. 28 vs. Nashville ... Had points in consecutive games twice, Jan. 28- 30 (2-1=3 totals) and Feb. 23-24 (1-1=2 totals) ... Played his 100th NHL game on Feb. 26 in Vancouver.
2011-12: Played his first full NHL season with career-high 8-18=26 totals in 77 games with the Wild ... Had three multiple-point games, including three assists on Mar. 1 at Montreal which is a career-high for assists and points in a game ... Had a five-game point streak from Nov. 27-Dec. 4 (2-3=5 totals).
2010-11: Again played most of the season in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with his first 20-goal pro season with 20-19=39 totals in 48 AHL games ... Led the AHL Penguins in goals and was second overall in the team's scoring race at the time of his Feb. 10 recall to Pittsburgh ... Had 1-2=3 totals in four NHL games before suffering a concussion on Feb. 16 at Colorado and missing the remainder of the season.
2009-10: Spent most of the season in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with 16-27=43 totals in 61 games ... Played six games during his lone NHL recall from Jan. 20-Feb. 2 with 1-1=2 totals in that stretch ... Scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game, Jan. 21 vs. Washington and recorded his first NHL assist on Jan. 28 vs. Ottawa.
2008-09: Split his first full pro season between Wheeling/ ECHL and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL ... Had 14-10=24 totals in 18 Wheeling games with 14-17=31 totals in 56 AHL contests.
2007-08: Joined Pittsburgh's AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the conclusion of his college career and had one assist in four games.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons of college hockey at Dartmouth College with 57-68=125 totals with 106 PIM in 133 career college games ... Earned ECAC All-Rookie Team honors in 2004-05 as he led his team in goals and was third overall in the club's scoring race ... Led Dartmouth in scoring in his senior year in 2006-07 with 35 points and was named both a First Team All-ECAC and First Team All Ivy League.
JUNIORS: Played two seasons with the AJHL St. Albert Saints from 2002-04 with 56-66=122 totals in 111 games ... Was named the Canadian Junior A Player of the Year in 2003-04 when he had 71 points in 51 games.
TRANSACTIONS: Pittsburgh's fourth pick (third round), 67th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft ... Claimed off waivers by Minnesota from Pittsburgh, Sept. 29, 2011 ... Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 12, 2012 ... Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 5, 2013.
ETC: Full name, Nicholas VanCuran Johnson ... Nicknames, Johnny, Johner ... Wife, Teresa.
CONTRACT STATUS: Is in year one of a one-year contract with an NHL cap figure of $600,000.
Game - Jan. 21, 2010 vs. Washington
Goal/Point - Jan. 21, 2010 vs. Washington
Assist - Jan. 28, 2010 vs. Ottawa