Chad Johnson
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 06/10/1986
AGE: 30
DRAFTED: PIT: 2006-125 overall
AJHL South Division First All-Star Team (2005) CCHA First All-Star Team (2009) CCHA Rookie of the Year (2009) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2009) Traded to NY Rangers by Pittsburgh for Pittsburgh's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Pittsburgh selected Andy Bathgate) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 27, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 1. 2012. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 5, 2013. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 1, 2014. Traded to Buffalo by NY Islanders with NY Islanders' 3rd round choice in 2016 Entry Draft for Michael Neuvirth, March 2, 2015.


Has an 0-2 record in NHL shootouts (3 goals allowed on 8 shots).

2012-13: Spent most of the season with Phoenix's AHL affiliate in Portland where he went 16-15-1 record and 3.00 goals against average in 34 games ... Had two shutouts in addition to one shared blanking with the Pirates ... Had three stints in Phoenix - Jan. 24-31 (1-0-1 in two games, dressed as backup for two games), Mar. 25-Apr. 7 (1-0-0 in one game played, dressed as backup for six games) and Apr. 15-21 (0-0-1 in one game, dressed as backup for one game) ... Recorded his first NHL shutout in his first game of the season with a 4-0 win over Nashville on Jan. 28, becoming just the third goaltender in franchise history to record a shutout in his first game with the team.

2011-12: Played the entire season with the Rangers' AHL affiliate in Connecticut with a 22-18-6 record in 49 games with the Whale ... Enjoyed pro career-highs of 49 games and 2775 minutes played.

2010-11: Spent most of the season with Connecticut/AHL ... Went 10-2-2 in a 14-game stretch from Nov. 19-Jan. 5, which included two shutouts ... Recalled to play one game in New York, playing the third period in relief on Mar. 31 at NY Islanders with no decision ... Dressed as backup for 16 games.

2009-10: Spent most of his first professional season in Hartford/AHL with a pro career-high 24 wins ... Recorded his first pro win with a 7-3 victory vs. Springfield on Oct. 10 ... Had a pro career season-high of three shutouts with two coming in consecutive games Nov. 13-14 ... Went 7-1-0 in an eight-game stretch from Oct. 13-Nov. 14 with a 1.13 GAA in that span ... Recalled on three occasions to New York, playing his first NHL game on Dec. 30 vs. Philadelphia with no decision in a 40-minute relief stint ... Made his first NHL start in a 2-1 shootout loss at Atlanta on Jan. 7 and he recorded his first NHL point with an assist in that game ... Registered his first NHL win on Jan. 31 in Colorado with a 3-1 victory ... Played five NHL games over the three recalls and dressed as backup for 24 NHL games.

COLLEGE: Played four seasons of college hockey at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks with a 25-35-11 record and 2.33 goals against average in 79 career college games ... Was named the team's top rookie in 2005-06 with his goals against average and save percentage both ranking third among CCHA rookies ... Enjoyed his best season in his senior year of 2008-09 with a 1.66 goals against average and .940 save percentage as six of his 14 wins came by shutout ... Was named CCHA Player and Goaltender of the Year in 2008-09 as well as earning CCA First All-Star Team and NCAA West Second Team All-American honors ... Was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award that season as the nation's top college player.

INTERNATIONAL: Represented Canada at the 2010 World Championships with no decisions in three games played.

TRANSACTIONS: Pittsburgh's fourth pick (fifth round), 125th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft ... Traded to NY Rangers by Pittsburgh for 2009 fifth round draft pick (Andy Bathgate), June 27, 2009 ... Signed by Phoenix as a free agent July 1, 2012 ... Signed by Boston as a free agent, July 5, 2013.

ETC: Full name, Chad Terry Johnson ... Single.

CONTRACT STATUS: Is in year one of a one-year contract with an NHL cap figure of $600,000.

Game - Dec. 30, 2009 vs. Philadelphia
Win - Jan. 31, 2010 at Colorado
Shutout - Jan. 28, 2013 vs. Nashville