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James Johnson

James Johnson

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: September 8, 1962
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: New Hope, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 190
Shoots: Left
Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, June 9, 1985. Traded to Minnesota by Pittsburgh with Chris Dahlquist for Larry Murphy and Peter Taglianetti, December 11, 1990. Transferred to Dallas after Minnesota franchise relocated, June 9, 1993. Traded to Washington by Dallas for Alan May and Washington's 7th round choice (Jeff Dewar) in 1995 Entry Draft, March 21, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 6, 1996. Suffered career-ending head injury in game vs. Tampa Bay, November 11, 1997. Officially announced retirement, July 21, 1998.
Quote of the Day

I think I'm lucky to be here and you definitely don't take very many things for granted, if you take anything for granted. I definitely put my family and my wife and my close family in perspective, that they're the most important thing in the world. I want to do whatever I can to play hockey, but like I said, under the right circumstances.

— Stars forward Rich Peverley to "The Musers" radio show on The Ticket 1310 AM in Dallas