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Brent Johnson | Goalie

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (41) / 3/12/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 196
Drafted: 1995 / Rd. 5 (129) / Col

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Brent Johnson doesn't believe his playing days are over, as he continues to work out on the ice during the lockout, but he is interested in becoming a goalie coach and teaching others.
"I've kind of been floating the idea of maybe doing a couple of hockey schools here in the area, specifically for goalies," he said. "If anyone from the team wanted to jump on board [and broaden the school's focus], that would be great, while we're all sitting here waiting. If [the season is canceled] or if I don't get a job, I kind of want to put my foot in the door with that kind of thing, just see how I am." He will be looking to get an NHL contract once the lockout is over. Wed, Oct 31, 2012 11:43:00 AM

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Brent Johnson skated with nine former Pittsburgh teammates at the team's practice facility at Southpointe on Monday.

He joined members of the Washington Capitals last month to stay fit and is waiting for a lockout resolution to help get him out of free agent limbo. Johnson is an unrestricted free agent and with the Penguins adding Tomas Vokoun in the off-season, he won't be back with their organization when NHL action resumes.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 11:55:00 AM

Brent Johnson has joined the Washington Capitals' locked out players for their practices.

Michal Neuvirth left for the Czech League, so they needed a new goaltender. Johnson is an unrestricted free agent after his former club, the Pittsburgh Penguins, traded for Tomas Vokoun over the summer. "I’m up in the air," he said. "We’ll see what happens if and when everything starts up. Yeah, I’m concerned, but at my age you start looking at the future and what you’re going to do next. Lockout or not, I still would have been in the same spot."
Sat, Sep 22, 2012 01:12:00 PM

With Tomas Vokoun signed for the next two seasons in Pittsburgh, Brent Johnson is expected to walk as a unrestricted free agent next month.

The Penguins wanted to upgrade their backup goalie in the off-season and they have done that by getting Vokoun's rights from the Washington Capitals, for a seventh-round pick, and then locking him up to a new contract. Johnson appeared in 16 games this past campaign behind starter Marc-Andre Fleury, while posting a 6-7-2 record with an .883 save percentage and a 3.11 GAA.
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 07:44:00 AM

Brent Johnson picked up the win despite giving up one goal on only six shots in a 4-2 win over Philadelphia.

Marc-Andre Fleury started for the Penguins and stopped 14 of 15 before coach Dan Bylsma switched netminders to give Johnson some action before the playoffs. He gave up a quick goal to Jaromir Jagr, but was awarded the win. He ends the season with a 6-7-2 mark. He'll only see action in the playoffs if Fleury gets injured.
Sat, Apr 7, 2012 08:00:00 PM

Brent Johnson allowed three goals on 29 shots in the Penguins' 5-3 win over Boston Tuesday.

With the playoffs now just around the corner, the Pens are resting starter Marc-Andre Fleury, but this is likely the last we'll see of Johnson this season, barring injury.
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 11:35:00 PM

Brent Johnson will get the start in goal tonight at Boston.

After missing more than a month with a knee injury, Johnson make his second start in three games. He and the Penguins defeated Buffalo on the road Friday, 5-3. Tonight will mark Johnson’s 14th start this season. He is 3-6-1 with a 3.11 GAA and .891 save percentage.
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 01:07:00 PM

Brent Johnson saved 25 of 28 shots in a 5-3 victory Friday night.

Johnson allowed two goals on 10 shots in the first period. It's entirely possible that Johnson will also start in one of Pittsburgh's remaining four games in an effort to keep Marc-Andre Fleury fresh for the playoffs.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 10:53:00 PM

Brent Johnson will be back in Pittsburgh's lineup on Thursday night after being sidelined since Feb. 23 with a knee injury.

He will back up Marc-Andre Fleury against the New York Islanders. His return will probably result in Brad Thiessen being returned to the minors soon.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 01:54:00 PM

Brent Johnson is very close to being ready to return from his undisclosed injury, which has since been revealed as a knee problem, and he may dress on Thursday.

"I'm starting to feel really good," he said after practicing on Wednesday. "There are a few kinks to work out." He wants to start at least one time before the playoffs begin. Johnson has been out of action since Feb. 23.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 07:27:00 AM

Brent Johnson (undisclosed) took part in Friday's practice.

"I want to make sure everything is ready to go before I get back out there in game situations," Johnson said, "but it's feeling better and better every day." He will resume his duties as the Penguins' backup goaltender when he's healthy.
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 11:47:00 AM

Brent Johnson (undisclosed) returned to practice on Tuesday, but he isn't ready to resume playing yet.

Coach Dan Bylsma said the backup netminder will continue to skate with the team during his recovery from an undisclosed ailment. Johnson suffered the mystery injury on Feb. 23 and he has been out since then.
Wed, Mar 7, 2012 08:34:00 AM

Brent Johnson (undisclosed) did not skate on Tuesday.

He is being listed as day-to-day because of an undisclosed injury. Johnson said he tweaked something during practice last Thursday and he has been sidelined since then. Brad Thiessen will continue to serve as Marc-Andre Fleury's in his absence.
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 08:12:00 AM

Brent Johnson will not back up Marc-Andre Fleury as the Penguins' goaltender this afternoon.

He missed the Tuesday game because of illness, then missed practice Friday because he "tweaked something" Thursday in practice, coach Dan Bylsma said. Brad Thiessen, summoned on an emergency basis to dress Tuesday as Fleury's backup, was recalled again Friday afternoon and likely will fill that role for the second consecutive game. Johnson most likely was a candidate to start the Sunday afternoon home game against Columbus, but now that situation is unclear.
Sat, Feb 25, 2012 12:15:00 PM

Brent Johnson (illness) participated in Thursday's practice.

Johnson missed Tuesday's contest due to the disease. He has a 3.17 GAA and .882 save percentage in 13 games this season.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 11:32:00 AM

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