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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)
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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I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday