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Chad Johnson | Goalie

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
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The New York Islanders have signed goaltender Chad Johnson to a contract.
Johnson will get a two year deal at $1.3 million per season. Johnson will now back up Jaroslav Halak on the Island. He was very good for the Bruins in a backup role as he was 17-4-3 with a 2.10 GAA and a .925 save percentage. The Islanders would love those stats in 2014-15 but somehow we doubt it. Jul 1 - 12:20 PM

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Chad Johnson knows he won't be back playing for Boston next season.

The team signed Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one-way contract on Monday, which means he's slated to back up Tuukka Rask next season and Chad Johnson will be permitted to test unrestricted free agency. He told the Boston Globe's Amalie Benjamin via text: "It's unfortunate for me because I loved everything about Boston and the Bruins. With how tight the cap is in Boston ... as well as what the goalie market for a guy like myself is nothing really could work out." Johnson posted a 17-4-3 record with a 2.10 GAA and a save percentage of .925 during the 2013-14 season in Boston.
Jun 24 - 9:38 AM

Potential unrestricted free agent Chad Johnson isn't sure if he'll be back with Boston next season.

"I'll definitely take some time and think about things. This is a great ownership group, great coaching staff, great management group and a great bunch of teammates," said Johnson. "There are no walls set up on this team to separate one group from another, and that's something you really appreciate as a player. But you also know there are only so many chances you'll get to possibly prove yourself as a starting goaltender at the NHL level. That's something I'd really like to give my best shot moving forward." Anton Khuodobin backed up Tuukka Rask during the lockout-shortened season and he proved his worth to the Carolina Hurricanes this year. Johnson may want to try to do the same on another NHL team. If the Bruins aren't confident using Niklas Svedberg or Malcolm Subban as their backup next campaign then they could try to sign an inexpensive veteran should Johnson choose to leave.
May 20 - 4:49 PM

Chad Johnson probably won't be back with the Bruins next season.

He has done a very good job as the team's backup goaltender this season, but Niklas Svedberg is expected to be promoted to the NHL in 2014-15. Johnson will probably be permitted to test the market as an unrestricted free agent after he backs up Tuukka Rask during the postseason.
Apr 14 - 10:14 AM

After being an outstanding short-term pickup for almost all of this season, Chad Johnson struggled to get what could have been big head-to-head playoff wins for fantasy owners.

His Boston Bruins fell 3-2 to the New Jersey Devils on Sunday. Johnson hasn't been bad, yet he's lost three in a row (0-2-1). His season has been surprisingly strong overall, though, with a 17-4-3 record and .925 save percentage.
Apr 13 - 6:22 PM

Chad Johnson was excellent Thursday night, but he was the hard luck loser in a 2-1 shootout defeat against Winnipeg.

Despite garnering only occasional starting assignments, Johnson has proven to be useful in fantasy leagues by winning virtually every game he starts. Despite not earning a W in this outing, he did turn away 36 of the 37 shots he faced in the loss. His record is now 18-2-3 while his GAA is 2.07 and his save percentage is .926.
Apr 11 - 12:51 AM

Chad Johnson will get the nod for Boston on Thursday in Toronto.

Tuukka Rask was in goal for the Bruins' 3-2 loss to Detroit on Wednesday and he'll get the night off. Adjust your roster accordingly.
Apr 3 - 6:31 PM

Chad Johnson helped the Bruins win another game on Saturday by making 31 saves against Washington.

He has won his last six contests to earn an impressive 17-3-1 record on the year. Johnson also has a .926 save percentage and a 2.04 goals-against average. He has been one of the better backup options this campaign.
Mar 29 - 3:31 PM

Updating an earlier item, Chad Johnson will start Saturday afternoon against the Capitals.

The game starts at 12:30 pm EST so make sure you adjust your goaltending rotation in the next few minutes.
Mar 29 - 11:56 AM

Although there is nothing official from the Bruins at this hour, we are speculating that Chad Johnson will get the start Saturday afternoon against the Capitals.

Boston plays a 12:30 matinee against Washington and then plays again Sunday against the Flyers. We are betting Claude Julien starts Johnson in one of those games and it seems more likely he'll get the call against the Caps.
Mar 29 - 8:39 AM

Goalie Chad Johnson made 31 saves as the Boston Bruins defeated the Colorado Avalanche 2-0 at Pepsi Center Friday night.

It was his fifth consecutive win. Johnson has allowed a meger six goals during that streak. He now has a 16-3-1 record with a 2.04 goals-against average and .925 save percentage.
Mar 22 - 3:08 AM

Chad Johnson is projected to start on Friday.

Johnson has held his opponents to two or fewer goals in each of his last four starts. He has a 2.14 GAA and .921 save percentage in 22 games in 2013-14.
Mar 21 - 3:54 PM

Boston goaltender Chad Johnson won his fourth straight decision with a 4-2 win over the Devils Tuesday night.

Oh, to be a Boston netminder. The Bruins have won 10 straight games as a team and Johnson, with this 22-save effort, improves his record to 15-3-1. The setup for a goaltender is perfect with the Bruins, which has helped the backup to a 2.14 GAA and a .921 save percentage.
Mar 18 - 9:51 PM

Chad Johnson will start for Boston on Tuesday.

Johnson is going for his fourth straight win. He has a 2.15 GAA and .921 save percentage in 21 games this season.
Mar 18 - 6:39 PM

Chad Johnson blocked 29 shots in a 5-1 victory against Carolina Saturday.

He has won his past three outings to give himself an impressive mark of 14-3-1 on the season. The Bruins backup hasn't faced many strong opponents this year, but he has been solid when called upon. Johnson has a .921 save percentage and a 2.15 GAA in 21 appearances.
Mar 15 - 4:11 PM

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PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Cory Conacher
4Johan Sundstrom
5Eric Boulton
6Brock Nelson
RW1Nikolai Kulemin
2Kyle Okposo
3Josh Bailey
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Colin McDonald
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Travis Hamonic
3Calvin De Haan
4Thomas Hickey
5Matt Carkner
6Brian Strait
7Matt Donovan
8T.J. Brennan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Chad Johnson