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Ryan Johnson
Ryan Johnson
Number: 17
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 199
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 14, 1976
Birthplace: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
Acquired: Claimed on waivers on Feb. 19, 2003.
Drafted: FLA / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (36th overall)
2005-06: Collected nine points (three goals, six assists) along with 33 penalty minutes in 65 games played with St. Louis Appeared in his 400th career NHL game on March 5 at Vancouver Skated in his 100th career game as a Blue on Nov. 12 at Nashville Posted a career high six penalty minutes on Dec. 17 vs. Philadelphia Recorded a career high six shots on Dec. 13 vs. Pittsburgh Blocked nine shots on March 5 at Vancouver Missed 17 games due to injury.

CAREER: 2004-05: Played the season with the Missouri River Otters of the United Hockey League, tallying 21 points (7g, 14a) in 29 games played Recorded three game-winning goals Ranked fourth on the team with a plus-eight ranking Appeared in all six River Otters playoff games, registering a goal along with 13 penalty minutes.
2003-04: Tallied 11 points (4g, 7a) along with eight penalty minutes in 69 games Recorded seven (4g, 3a) of his 11 points on the road St. Louis posted a 6-3-2-0 record when he recorded a point Posted a career high two-game goal scoring streak from March 17-20 (two goals) Skated in 69 of the 82 games this season, registering a plus-or-even rating in 57 of his 69 contests Recorded his first point as a Blue (assist) on Oct. 21 at Edmonton Registered his first goal as a Blue, and his first NHL shorthanded goal on Nov. 19 at Phoenix Tallied the game-winning goal, his first of his career on Dec. 29 at Columbus. Playoffs: Skated in three postseason games, recording two shots. 2002-03: Claimed on waivers by St. Louis on Feb. 19 Recorded a plus-or-even rating in 16 of his 17 games as a Blue Made his Blues debut on Feb. 20 vs. Vancouver Skated in 75 games this season with Florida and St. Louis, registering all seven points (2g, 5a) with Florida. Playoffs: Made his postseason debut in game one on April 10 at Vancouver, recording his first playoff point (assist) Played in six games, registering two assists and six penalty minutes Finished tied for first on the club with a plus-three rating. 2001-02: Finished with four points (1g, 3a) in 29 games ... Sustained a concussion Dec. 22 vs. St. Louis in his 200th NHL career game and missed the final 48 games of the season Missed five games (Nov. 27 - Dec. 8) with a broken foot suffered on Nov. 24 vs. New Jersey. 2000-01: Appeared in 80 games with Tampa Bay, scoring 21 points (7g, 14a), tying his career high for games played in a season (1999-2000) Set career highs in goals and points Finished second on the team in games played (80) Tied career high in assists (14, 1999-2000) Second on team with 174 hits Led Tampa Bay forwards and was fourth on the team overall in blocked shots (68) Recorded points in a season-high three consecutive games, three points (1g, 2a) over the span from Mar. 15-21 Saw career-high 24:32 of ice time Mar. 6 vs. San Jose Set career mark with three points (1g, 2a) on Feb. 25 at Buffalo Missed two games with a virus Dec. 2-6 Scored first goal with Tampa Bay on Nov. 1 at NY Rangers. 1999-2000: Completed first full NHL season, spending majority of the year with Florida, before being traded to Tampa Bay on March 14, along with Dwayne Hay, for Mike Sillinger Recorded 16 points (4g, 12a) along with 14 PIM in 66 games with Florida Appeared in 14 games with Tampa Bay, recording two assists Posted his first two-point game of his career (2a) on Nov. 13 vs. Buffalo Posted a four-game point streak from Jan. 12-17, notching four points (1g, 3a) over the span Recorded his second career two-point game with a goal and an assist on Feb. 12 at Boston Made his Lightning debut, recording an assist on March 15 at NY Rangers.1998-99: Scored 27 points (8g, 19a) in 37 games with the Beast of New Haven of the American Hockey League Recalled by Florida on April 7 and played that night vs. Boston, scoring his first career NHL goal Returned to New Haven on April 9 Suffered a season-ending knee injury upon being returned to New Haven. 1997-98: His second professional season, played 10 games with Florida and 64 games with New Haven (AHL) Tallied two assists with Florida and 67 points (19g, 48a) with New Haven Led New Haven with 48 assists and five short-handed goals, and was second in points and fifth in goals Tied for second in the AHL in short-handed goals (5) Named AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 8 Recalled by Florida Dec. 2 and made his NHL debut Dec. 5 at Washington Recorded his first NHL point with an assist on Dec. 7 vs. Washington Returned to New Haven on Dec. 17 Recalled by Florida March 12 and returned to New Haven on March 24. 1996-97: Spent his first professional season with the Carolina Monarchs (AHL) Recorded 42 points (18g, 24a) in 79 games.

COLLEGE CAREER: Played one-and-a-half seasons at the University of North Dakota (WCHA) In his freshman year (1994-95) he recorded 28 points (6g, 22a) in 38 games As a sophomore he appeared in 21 games, recording 19 points (2g, 17a) Left the team to join Team Canada Appeared in 28 games for Team Canada in 1995-96, recording 17 points (5g, 12a).

BACKGROUND: Nickname "Deuce" Put on his first pair of skates at age four Likes playing the guitar, horse racing and cooking Favorite charitable cause is the Make-A-Wish Foundation Most memorable hockey moments are playing with his brother, Corey, at the University of North Dakota and playing against his brother, Greg, in the NHL.

TRANSACTIONS: Feb. 19, 2003 - Claimed by St. Louis on waivers July 10, 2001 - Traded to Florida by Tampa Bay with Tampa Bay's sixth-round choice in 2003 NHL Entry Draft for Vaclav Prospal March 14, 2000 - Traded to Tampa Bay by Florida with Dwayne Hay for current Blues teammate Mike Sillinger.





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