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Al Johnson
Al Johnson
Right Wing
Number: 15
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180
Shoots: Right
Born: Mar 30, 1935
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Acquired: Claimed by Detroit from Montreal (Spokane - WHL) in inter-league draft, in June, 1960.
A fine playmaking forward who could play right wing and centre, Al Johnson played one full NHL season and parts of three others between 1956 and 1963. He also enjoyed success and earned accolades as an amateur as well as the minor leagues.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Johnson starred with the St. Boniface Canadians of the Manitoba junior league. After leading the league in assists in 1953-54, he headed for Quebec to suit up for the Trois Rivieres Flambeaux and the Montreal Royals. He next averaged over two points per game for the Souris Elks of the Big 6 circuit. In the aftermath of an injury to Bernie Geoffrion, Johnson played two games for the Montreal Canadiens when they were in the middle of their 5-Cup dynasty in 1956-57.

After demonstrating consistent scoring ability in the IHL, QHL, and WHL for four seasons, Johnson was given a full opportunity by the Detroit Red Wings. He scored 37 points in 70 games playing mostly with Norm Ullman and Leo Labine. After splitting the 1961-62 between Detroit and the AHL's Hershey Bears, Johnson was relegated to the minors for all but two games.

Johnson returned home to play for the senior Winnipeg Maroons and helped the club win the Allan Cup in 1964. The next year he scored six points in seven matches as the Maroons won a bronze medal for Canada at the World Championships. He spent one more year helping to solidfy the national team program before retiring temporarily in 1966. After two more productive seasons in the minors he retired for good in 1969.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80