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Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson  #31

NUMBER: 31 BIRTHDATE: June 10, 1986  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 196 DRAFTED: PIT / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 5th   (125th overall)
2015-16: Made his Sabres debut in relief vs. OTT (10/8) Made 22 saves on 24 shots to earn his first win with the Sabres vs. CBJ (10/12) Stopped 23 of 24 shots and four of five shootout chances to earn a win vs. TOR (10/21) Collected 30 saves in a 4-3 overtime win at PHI (10/27) Made 30 saves and recorded an assist in a 4-1 victory at TBL (11/10) His streak of not allowing a 5-on-5 even strength goal ended at DAL (11/21) after not allowing one for 163:09 of even strength ice time. Stopped 27 of 28 shots en route to his fifth career victory vs. CAR (11/27) 2014-15: Won his first three decisions of the season (10/11-10/25), his first as a member of the Islanders Compiled a 2-2-1 record with a .935 save percentage and a 2.20 goals-against average in five games during the month of February Suffered an ankle injury during morning skate before his first start with the Sabres and missed the final 18 games of the season
AJHL South Division First All-Star Team (2005) CCHA First All-Star Team (2009) CCHA Rookie of the Year (2009) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2009) Traded to NY Rangers by Pittsburgh for Pittsburgh's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Pittsburgh selected Andy Bathgate) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 27, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 1. 2012. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 5, 2013. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 1, 2014. Traded to Buffalo by NY Islanders with NY Islanders' 3rd round choice in 2016 Entry Draft for Michael Neuvirth, March 2, 2015.
Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016