Coyotes Recall C. Johnson from AHL

Saturday, 03.23.2013 / 1:33 PM Arizona Coyotes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, March 23, 2013

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have recalled goaltender Chad Johnson from the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Johnson made two starts for the Coyotes this season posting a 1-0-1 record with a 0.98 goals against average (GAA) and .952 save percentage (SV %). He earned his first career NHL shutout on Jan. 28 vs. Nashville when he made 21 saves.

Johnson has appeared in 32 games with the Pirates this season posting a 16-13-1 record with a 2.87 GAA and .909 SV %.

In 2011-12, the 26-year-old native of Calgary, Alberta notched a 22-18-6 record with a 2.49 GAA and .919 SV% in 49 games with the Connecticut Whale (AHL). Johnson was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fifth round (125th overall) in the 2006 Entry Draft.

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