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Danny Johnson
Danny Johnson
Center
Number: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 170
Shoots: Left
Born: Oct 1, 1944
Birthplace: Winnipegosis, MB, Canada
Acquired: Claimed on waivers by Detroit from Vancouver on November 22, 1971.
Center Danny Johnson played for three NHL teams in the early 1970s. He was also proficient in the WHA and the minor leagues during a career that lasted a dozen seasons.

Born in Winnipegosis, Manitoba, Johnson played junior with the Flin Flon Bombers, Fort Frances Royals and Brandon Wheat Kings before turning pro with the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League in 1965-66. He excelled in the CHL, winning the Tommy Ivan trophy as the league's most valuable player in 1970 and earning selection to the league's second all-star team in 1969 and 1970.

Johnson was called up for one game by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1969-70 and was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the expansion draft. He registered a career-best 15 goals in 1970-71 but was placed on waivers the next season and claimed by the Detroit Red Wings. He played the last 43 games of the 1971-72 season with the Wings before joining the WHA's Winnipeg Jets. Johnson scored 53 goals in three seasons and helped the Jets win the inaugural WHA championship in 1973. He also served as the team's captain and retired following the 1974-75 season.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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