Former Nanook Johnson signs with NHL Boston

Posted by DOYLE WOODY, adn.com on July 6, 2013 

Former UAF goaltender Chad Johnson has signed a one-year, one-way contract with the NHL's Boston Bruins that will pay him $600,000.

Johnson, 27, spent much of last season with AHL Portland, but shined in brief duty with NHL Phoenix. For Phoenix, he went 2-0-2 with a 1.21 goals-against average, .954 save percentage and one shutout.

He should have a shot at being the Bruins' No. 2 goalie behind Tuukka Rask.

Johnson is a former All-American and CCHA Player of the Year. 

Johnson, who made his NHL debut with the New York Rangers, has appeared in 10 NHL games -- he's 3-2-3 with a 1.97 goals-against average and .929 save percentage, and that one bagel.

Anchorage Daily News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service