The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed defenseman Jack Johnson to a one-year contract for the upcoming 2021-22 season. Johnson was invited to the Avalanche's training camp as a professional tryout (PTO).
Johnson, 34, has skated in 950 career NHL regular-season games, tallying 303 points (71g/232a). The Indianapolis, Indiana, native ranks 22nd all-time among American-born defensemen in games played. Entering what is now his 16th year in the NHL, Johnson's career has included stints with the Los Angeles Kings, Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers.