|Assets:||Has excellent size for the goaltending position at the National Hockey League level. Is capable of dominating at lower levels. Is also capable of coming into games cold, which adds value.|
|Flaws:||Could stand to fill out his 6-3 frame even more in order to maximize his puck-stopping upside for the National Hockey League level. Also needs more consistency in his game.|
|Career Potential:||Backup goaltender with a little upside.|
|CCHA||Player of the Year||2008-09|
|CCHA||First All-Star Team||2008-09|
|NCAA||West Second All-American Team||2008-09|
|4/22/2013||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|4/15/2013||Recalled from Portland (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|4/07/2013||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|3/23/2013||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|2/01/2013||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|1/24/2013||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes to a one-year contract.|
|3/17/2012||Assigned to Connecticut (AHL).|
|3/13/2012||Recalled from Connecticut (AHL).|
|1/27/2012||Assigned to Connecticut (AHL).|
|1/24/2012||Recalled from Connecticut (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|9/24/2011||Assigned to Connecticut (AHL).|
|8/03/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New York Rangers to a one-year contract.|
|3/02/2011||Recalled from Connecticut (AHL).|
|9/27/2010||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|2/11/2010||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|1/25/2010||Recalled from Hartford (AHL).|
|1/20/2010||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|1/11/2010||Recalled from Hartford (AHL).|
|1/10/2010||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|1/04/2010||Recalled from Hartford (AHL).|
|1/01/2010||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|12/12/2009||Recalled from Hartford (AHL).|
|12/10/2009||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|12/02/2009||Recalled from Hartford (AHL).|
|9/19/2009||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|7/13/2009||Signed by the New York Rangers to an entry-level contract.|
|6/27/2009||Acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes.|
|6/27/2009||Pittsburgh Penguins traded Chad Johnson to the NY Rangers for a 5th round selection in 2009.|
|6/24/2006||Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 5th round (125th overall) in 2006.|
Phoenix sends down Chad Johnson | 04/22/2013 1:29 PM
NewsChad Johnson has been sent down to the minors.
ImpactMike Smith has recovered from his lower body injury, so this move was expected. Johnson has a 1.22 GAA and .954 save percentage in four games this season.
Chad Johnson plays well in shootout loss | 04/18/2013 11:15 PM
NewsChad Johnson blocked 29 of 30 shots Thursday, but still suffered a loss in the Coyotes 2-1 shootout defeat to the Blues.
ImpactJohnson has been remarkable when he has gotten the call in the absence of starter Mike Smith. He has yet to lose a game in regulation and has delivered superb numbers in the process.
Chad Johnson probable for Thursday's game | 04/18/2013 2:13 PM
NewsChad Johnson was the first goalie off the ice Thursday morning.
Lou Korac on Twitter
ImpactOf course you know that means he should be considered Phoenix's probable starter for Thursday night's tilt against the St. Louis Blues. Johnson has looked good in three appearances this campaign, while sporting a 2-0-1 record with a .949 save percentage and a 1.32 GAA.
Chad Johnson has been called up by Phoenix | 04/15/2013 5:17 PM
NewsChad Johnson has been recalled by the Phoenix Coyotes.
ImpactJohnson was summoned on an emergency basis, which implies that either Mike Smith or Jason LaBarbera are questionable for the contest. The Coyotes haven't clarified the status of Smith or LaBarbera.
Chad Johnson returns to the minors | 04/07/2013 4:41 PM
NewsChad Johnson has been returned to the minors.
ImpactMike Smith was able to return from an upper body injury on Saturday, but Jason LaBarbera was dealing with an infected lymph node. With Phoenix playing on Monday, this move probably indicates that LaBarbera will be available to at least serve as the backup in that contest.
G Chad Johnson sparkles in Coyotes' triumph | 04/05/2013 12:55 AM
NewsCoyotes goaltender Chad Johnson, filling in for the injured Mike Smith, turned in a solid performance Thursday night, blocking 34 of 36 shots en route to Phoenix's 4-2 victory over the visiting Detroit Red Wings.
ImpactSmith (upper-body injury) may return to the Coyotes on Saturday -- he has been out since March 21 -- but don't be surprised if Johnson gets another start on the weekend after his efforts Thursday.
Phoenix promotes Chad Johnson | 03/23/2013 2:15 PM
NewsThe Phoenix Coyotes have summoned Chad Johnson.
ImpactMike Smith couldn't complete Thursday's game after being run into by Vancouver's Alexander Edler. The extent and specifics of Smith's injury isn't clear, but at the very least, the Coyotes see Johnson as an insurance policy going into Monday's game.
Coyotes return Chad Johnson to the minors | 02/01/2013 12:08 PM
NewsChad Johnson has been sent down to the minors by the Phoenix Coyotes.
ImpactIt looks like Mike Smith (lower body) will return to the Coyotes lineup on Friday. Johnson will probably be summoned again if Smith or Jason LaBarbera suffer an injury in the future.
Chad Johnson solid in second straight start | 01/31/2013 1:25 AM
NewsChad Johnson was protected by the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday and rewarded them with a charity point as they fell 2-1 to the Edmonton Oilers in overtime.
ImpactOnce again, he faced very few shots - the same as Monday's 21. This time he allowed two goals, with Nail Yakupov beating him for the OT-winner. Considering how unproven he was coming into this week, that's not bad. Mike Smith is expected to be back in action this weekend, but maybe Johnson earned future starts.
Chad Johnson will start Wednesday for Coyotes | 01/30/2013 6:25 PM
NewsFollowing a shutout in his Phoenix debut, Chad Johnson will be back in the team's crease again when the Coyotes host Edmonton on Wednesday night.
Dave Vest on Twitter
ImpactJohnson blanked the Nashville Predators with 21 saves on Monday. Mike Smith is expected to return soon though from a lower-body injury, so Johnson's time in the sun will probably be short lived.
G Chad Johnson gets shutout in Phoenix debut | 01/29/2013 12:55 AM
NewsChad Johnson earned his first NHL shutout in his Phoenix debut and the Coyotes defeated the visiting Nashville Predators 4-0 on Monday night.
ImpactJohnson, called up from Portland of the AHL last week after Mike Smith was hurt, had 22 saves in a game dominated defensively by a Coyotes team that entered the night allowing an NHL-high 20 goals in five games.
Chad Johnson will start for Coyotes vs. Preds | 01/28/2013 3:05 PM
NewsChad Johnson will be between the pipes for Phoenix on Monday night against Nashville.
Dave Vest on Twitter
ImpactThis will mark his first start with the Coyotes. Johnson was recalled from the minors when Mike Smith went down with a lower-body injury.
Coyotes recall G Chad Johnson | 01/24/2013 7:01 PM
NewsGoaltender Chad Johnson has been summoned from the minors on an emergency basis by Phoenix.
Dave Yost on Twitter
ImpactHe will back up Jason LaBarbera against San Jose on Thursday night because Mike Smith sustained a lower-body injury on Wednesday.
|Date||Team||Opp||Decision||MIN||SO||GA||SHA||YTD GAA||YTD SV%||YTD Record||Status|
|4/20/2013||Phx||Chi||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Shots Against||36||vs. Det||Apr 4|
|Saves||34||vs. Det||Apr 4|
|Games Played In||5||2009-10 (NYR)|
|Goal Against Average||2.35*||2009-10 (NYR)|
|Save percentage||.919*||2009-10 (NYR)|
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