Coyotes Assign Chad Johnson & Nick Johnson to AHL

Monday, 04.22.2013 / 1:17 PM Arizona Coyotes

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Monday, April 22, 2013

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

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Chad Johnson has made four starts for the Coyotes this season posting a 2-0-2 record with a 1.21 goals against average (GAA) and .954 save percentage (SV%). He recorded 21 saves in his first career NHL shutout against Nashville on Jan. 28, 2013.

The 26-year-old native of Calgary, Alberta has also appeared in 34 games with the Pirates this season posting a 16-15-1 record with a 3.00 GAA and .903 SV%.

Johnson was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fifth round (125th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Nick Johnson has appeared in 17 games with the Coyotes this season totaling 4-2-6 and a plus-3 rating. He has also posted 3-6-9 and 13 penalty minutes (PIM) in 14 games with the Pirates in 2012-13.

The 27-year-old native of Calgary, Alberta has recorded 14-23-37 and 52 PIM in 104 career NHL games. Johnson was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round (67th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

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