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Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson  #17

Center
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)

2010-11: Recorded one goal and five assists in 33 regular-season games with Chicago after signing with the organization as a free agent on Dec. 17 … Won 63.1% (197-of-312) of his faceoffs on the season, best in the NHL among players with at least 50 draws … Led team forwards in blocked shots/game … Blocked a season-high five shots in a 3-2 overtime win at DET on March 28 ... Notched his first goal in a Blackhawks uniform on March 4 vs. CAR ... Won 25-of-31 faceoffs over two games on March 2 and 4 ... Registered his first point as a member of the Blackhawks, and first multi-point game, with a pair of assists on Feb. 21 at STL in a season-high 11:34 of ice time ... Made his Blackhawks debut on Dec. 17 vs. DET … Missed five games due to injury over two different stretches (Dec. 26-28; Feb. 12-18).

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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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers