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Canucks Sign Free Agent Forward Ryan Johnson

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis today announced that the team has signed free agent forward Ryan Johnson. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Johnson, 32, joins the Canucks from the St. Louis Blues where he has spent the past five seasons. In 79 games during the 2007-08 season with St. Louis, Johnson recorded 18 points (5-13-18) and 22 penalty minutes.

In 547 regular season games with St. Louis, Florida and Tampa Bay, Johnson has scored 34 goals, added 68 assists for 102 points and 218 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-1, 185 lbs. native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, was originally selected in the 2nd round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW Shots Pct
1992-1993 Thunder Bay  TBAHA   60 25 33 58              
1993-1994 Thunder Bay  USHL   48 14 36 50   28          
1994-1995 North Dakota  WCHA   38 6 22 28   39          
1995-1996 North Dakota  WCHA   21 2 17 19   14          
1995-1996 Canada  Nat-Tm   28 5 12 17   14          
1996-1997 Carolina  AHL   79 18 24 42   28          
1997-1998 Panthers   10 0 2 2 -4 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
1997-1998 New Haven  AHL   64 19 48 67 10 12 5 5 1 142 13.4
1998-1999 Panthers   1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0
1998-1999 New Haven  AHL   37 8 19 27 -15 18 4 0 2 57 14.0
1999-2000 Panthers   66 4 12 16 1 14 0 0 0 44 9.1
1999-2000 Lightning   14 0 2 2 -9 2 0 0 0 5 0.0
2000-2001 Lightning   80 7 14 21 -20 44 1 0 0 71 9.9
2001-2002 Panthers   29 1 3 4 -5 10 0 0 0 24 4.2
2002-2003 Panthers   58 2 5 7 -13 26 0 0 0 54 3.7
2002-2003 Blues   17 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 13 0.0
2003-2004 Blues   69 4 7 11 -2 8 0 1 1 36 11.1
2004-2005 Missouri  UHL   29 7 14 21 8 12 1 0 3    
2005-2006 Blues   65 3 6 9 -21 33 1 1 0 57 5.3
2006-2007 Blues   59 7 4 11 -7 47 0 2 0 50 14.0
2007-2008 Blues   79 5 13 18 -2 22 0 1 1 85 5.9
 
NHL Totals:   547 34 68 102 -82 218 2 5 2 446 7.6
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