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Eddie Johnstone
Eddie Johnstone
Right Wing
Number: 7
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175
Shoots:
Born: Mar 2, 1954
Birthplace: Brandon, MB, Canada
Hometown: Vernon, British Columbia
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by New York Rangers with Eddie Mio and Ron Duguay for Mike Blaisdell, Mark Osborne and Willie Huber on June 13, 1983.
Drafted: NYR / 1974 NHL Amateur Draft
Round: 6th (104th overall)
Eddie Johnstone was a feisty right winger who could score and win the battles along the boards and in the corners. Most of his career was spent with the New York Rangers where his robust style made him a fan favourite at Madison Square Garden.

The native of Brandon, Manitoba, grew up in Vernon, B.C., and starred with the local Essos of the BCJHL before joining the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WCJHL for three years. In 1972-73 he played on the Tigers powerhouse when it reached the Memorial Cup finals. After scoring 118 points for Medicine Hat in 1973-74, he was chosen 104th overall in the amateur draft.

Johnstone started his pro career with the Michigan Stags of the WHA in 1974-75 but joined the Rangers the following year. After spending nearly two full seasons with the AHL's New Haven Nighthawks, Johnstone was ready for the NHL. In 1976-77 he was named to the AHL first all-star team after scoring 98 points.

As a rookie, Johnstone scored 26 points in 53 games for New York in 1977-78 and represented Canada at the Izvestia tournament in Moscow. He missed a fair bit of the 1978-79 season due to an injury but returned to score five goals in the playoffs as the Rangers reached the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in seven years. The feisty right-winger was particularly effective when he scored four goals in quarterfinals win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Johnstone recorded consecutive 30-goal seasons in 1980-81 and 1981-82. In 1981 he was chosen to represent the Rangers in the NHL All-Star Game and set up Bill Barber with the first short-handed goal at the event in seven years. On June 13, 1983, Johnstone was part of a major deal with Detroit that saw him exchanged with Ron Duguay and Eddie Mio for Mike Blaisdell, Willie Huber and Mark Osborne. He battled injuries and reduced ice time with the Wings.

During the summers he returned to Vernon and was a catcher on the Enderby, B.C., team that won two provincial senior baseball titles. After playing parts of three seasons in Motown, Johnstone retired in 1987. He returned to Vernon and served as an assistant coach with the junior Lakers then served as the head coach when the team won two Centennial Cups. In 1992-93 he was hired as the coach of the ECHL's Johnstown Chiefs, an affiliate of the Boston Bruins.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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STANDINGS

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