Penguins Prospect Chad Johnson Named CCHA Player of the Year and Hobey Baker Finalist
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Penguins prospect Chad Johnson was named Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) Player of the Year yesterday.
The 22-year old goaltender has a record of 12-10-4 with a save percentage of .937 and a goals-against average of 1.70 with the Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks. Johnson ranks second in the NCAA in save percentage and third in goals-against average. He was named CCHA Goalie of the Week on three occasions this season (Nov. 23, Dec.1 and Jan. 19). He is an All-American and a finalist for the 2009 Hobey Baker Award as the best player in college hockey. The senior Nanook has an overall record of 23-29-10 in four years with Alaska.
The 6-2, 175 pound goalie played two seasons with the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) from 2003-2005. Johnson went 25-16-2 during the 2004-05 season, tallying a .923 save percentage, fifth lowest in AJHL history.
The native of Calgary, Alberta was selected by the Penguins in the fifth round (125th overall) of the 2006 Entry Draft.