Mike Johnson (ice hockey)

Michael Paul Johnson (born October 3, 1974) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger who played in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning, Phoenix Coyotes, Montreal Canadiens and the St. Louis Blues.

Mike Johnson
Born (1974-10-03) October 3, 1974 (age 45)
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Tampa Bay Lightning
Phoenix Coyotes
Montreal Canadiens
St. Louis Blues
Färjestad BK
Kölner Haie
National team  Canada
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1997–2009

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Johnson played in the 1988 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Wexford, Toronto.[1]

Undrafted, Johnson was signed right out of college by the Toronto Maple Leafs upon the completion of his senior year Bowling Green State University.[2] Johnson made his professional debut for the Leafs within days finishing the 1996–97 season. The following year in the 1997–98 season, Johnson was named in the NHL All-Rookie team after compiling a rookie lead tying 47 points.[2] Johnson exceeded his rookie points total in two campaigns with the Phoenix Coyotes.[citation needed]

On July 12, 2006, Johnson was traded to the Montreal Canadiens.[3] The following season, on October 4, 2007, he signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Blues[4][5] but only played in 21 games before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury.[citation needed]

Unable to sign with another NHL team, Johnson signed with Kölner Haie of the German DEL for the 2008–09 season, joining former teammate Todd Warriner.[6]

Broadcasting careerEdit

Johnson is an analyst for the NHL Network and TSN. He previously served as colour commentator for the Winnipeg Jets, a role he assumed since the beginning of the 2011 season.[7] When Rogers Media won the NHL rights, he moved to Sportsnet to work on national games and he was assigned to his first conference final in 2015, the first of two in a row. Johnson's services were terminated by Rogers Media on August 10, 2016.[8] He re-joined TSN in September 2017.

Personal lifeEdit

Johnson and his wife have two daughters together.[9]

Awards and achievementsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Aurora Eagles MetJHL 46 25 39 64 9 7 7 15 22 9
1993–94 Bowling Green State University CCHA 38 6 14 20 18
1994–95 Bowling Green State University CCHA 37 16 33 49 35
1995–96 Bowling Green State University CCHA 30 12 19 31 22
1996–97 Bowling Green State University CCHA 38 30 32 62 46
1996–97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 13 2 2 4 4
1997–98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 15 32 47 24
1998–99 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 79 20 24 44 35 17 3 2 5 4
1999–2000 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 52 11 14 25 23
1999–2000 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 28 10 12 22 4
2000–01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 64 11 27 38 38
2000–01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 12 2 3 5 4
2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 57 5 22 27 28 5 1 1 2 6
2002–03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 23 40 63 47
2003–04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 11 1 9 10 10
2004–05 Färjestad BK SEL 8 1 2 3 4 6 0 2 2 4
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 80 16 38 54 50
2006–07 Montréal Canadiens NHL 80 11 20 31 40
2007–08 St. Louis Blues NHL 21 2 3 5 8
2008–09 Kölner Haie DEL 28 4 9 13 52
NHL totals 661 129 246 375 315 22 4 3 7 10

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Canada WC 9 1 1 2 10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-26.
  2. ^ a b "Mike Johnson and Fredrik Modin: From NHL Prospects to the Center of the Hockey U". hockeysfuture.com. March 31, 1999. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  3. ^ Wharnsby, Tim (October 9, 2006). "Johnson shines with Les Habitants". Globe and Mail. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  4. ^ "Blues keep veteran Mike Johnson". cbc.ca. October 4, 2007. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "Blues sign forward Mike Johnson". blues.nhl.com. 2007-10-04. Retrieved 2009-06-22.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Johnson released from Cologne". (in german) haie.de. 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2008-12-29.
  7. ^ Gavan, Terrance (August 31, 2011). "Winnipeg Jets snag groundbreaking regional TV deal with TSN". thehockeywriters.com. Retrieved June 29, 2018. Colour analyst roles for the TSNJets broadcasts will be shared between former NHLplayers Brian Engblom and Mike Johnson
  8. ^ Staples, David (August 10, 2016). "Cult of Hockey: Why would Sportsnet let go excellent hockey analyst Mike Johnson?". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  9. ^ Zelkovich, Chris (November 23, 2009). "Zelkovich: Ex-Leaf Mike Johnson excels as XM analyst". Toronto Star. Retrieved June 29, 2018.

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