So naturally the questions on Bruins fans minds is who is Aaron Johnson?
Johnson this past season skated with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 56 games registering three goals and setting NHL career highs of 13 assists and 16 points, along with 16 penalty minutes. He is a 6’1″ 204-pound defenseman that was selected in the third round of the 2001 entry draft by the Blue Jackets.
Career-wise Johnson has played in 281 NHL games with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks and New York Islanders, scoring 17 goals and 45 assists for 62 total points, with 217 penalty minutes. He has played in Columbus in two separate stints (03-07 and 11-12).
Today Johnson was signed to a one-year, two-way contract through the 2012-2013 season. His contract is worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level.
It’s great to see that the Bruins are committed to signing defenseman right now because I think that that is really the sole position that needs some added force.
This video from 2005 is a just a sneak peek of the fighting action Johnson can bring to the black and gold:
With that welcome to the Bruins Aaron!