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Pens Sign Prospect Nick Johnson

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Nick Johnson to a two-year entry-level contract, it was announced Tuesday by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. 

Johnson recently completed his collegiate career at Dartmouth posting 125 points (57 goals, 68 assists) and never missing a game (133) during four seasons with the team.  He led the club with 35 points (10 goals, 25 assists) playing all 32 games this season.  His 25 assists were a career high and his 35 points equaled a career best.  Johnson led the ECAC with six power play goals and ranked third with 17 assists in 22 conference games.  He was named first team All-ECAC and first team All-Ivy this season.  In addition to his performance on the ice, he was selected team captain and named to the ECAC All-Academic Team.  Johnson was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year following the 2004-05 season and was honorable mention during the 2005-06 season.  He finishes his time at Dartmouth ranked 10th all-time in scoring.

Johnson was originally selected by the Penguins in the third round (67th overall) in the 2004 NHL Draft.  He will join the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL) for the remainder of the season.

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