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Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson  #17

NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: June 14, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 199 DRAFTED: FLA / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (36th overall)
Brother of Greg Traded to Tampa Bay by Florida. with Dwayne Hay for Mike Sillinger, March 14, 2000. Traded to Florida by Tampa Bay with Tampa Bay's 6th round choice (later traded back to Tampa Bay Tampa Bay selected Doug O'Brien) in 2003 Entry Draft for Vaclav Prospal, July 10, 2001. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to head injury vs. St. Louis, December 22, 2001. Claimed on waivers by St. Louis from Florida, February 19, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Missouri (UHL), February 3, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 2, 2008. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Rockford (AHL), December 10, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, December 17, 2010.
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[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.

— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin on linemate Steven Samkos
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