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B's Assign Nick Johnson to Providence

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, January 1, that the team has assigned forward Nick Johnson to the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League).

Johnson has skated in a total of nine games with Boston this season. The winger made his Bruins debut on December 10 against the Flames in Calgary.

Johnson has appeared in 24 games with Providence this year, notching 11 goals and nine assists for 20 points with a plus-seven rating.

He has appeared in a total of 207 games at the AHL level, racking up 64 goals and 79 assists with a combined plus-51 rating.

The forward has 113 games of NHL experience, skating in 17 games win the Phoenix Coyotes (2012-13), 77 games with the Minnesota Wild (2011-12), 10 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins (2009-2011) and nine with the Boston Bruins (2013). In total, Johnson has accrued 14 goals and 23 assists for 37 points at the NHL level.

The 6’2’’, 200-pound native of Calgary, Alberta was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round (67th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. The Boston Bruins signed Johnson as a free agent on July 5, 2013.

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