Pens Sign Goaltender Brent Johnson
Jul 21, 2009, 1:05 PM EDT
The Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins have signed goaltender Brent Johnson to a one-year contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.
Johnson, 32, played 21 games with the Washington Capitals, finishing with a record of 12-6-2 during the 2008-09 season. The veteran goaltender recorded a .908 save percentage along with a 2.81 goals-against average.
The 6-3, 199-pound goaltender has played parts of nine seasons in the NHL with the Washington Capitals, Phoenix Coyotes and the St. Louis Blues from 1998-2009. He has appeared in 247 career contests in the NHL, posting a 111-94-12 record. Johnson has a .903 save percentage along with a 2.63 goals-against average for his career.
Johnson has made 12 post-season appearances in the NHL, posting a record of 5-6. He has a save percentage of .931 and a 1.84 goals-against average during post-season play. He established a St. Louis franchise record with 206:45 consecutive shutout minutes while tying an NHL record during the 2001-02 playoffs when he registered three consecutive shutouts during a playoff series.
The native of Farmington, Michigan is the grandson of NHL Hall of Famer Sid Abel and the son of former Penguins goaltender Bob Johnson. His father played 12 games with Pittsburgh, posting a record of 3-4-1 with a 5.04 goals-against average and a .856 save percentage during the 1974-75 season.
He was originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the fifth round (129th overall) of the 1995 Entry Draft.