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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 remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic