The Boston Bruins have signed goaltender Chad Johnson, forward Nick Johnson and Matt Moore to one year deals.
Chad Johnson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins 125th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. During his senior year, he was the Central Collegiate Hockey Association Player of the Year, as well as a Hobey Baker Award finalist. At the beginning of the lockout shortened 2012–13 season, Phoenix Coyotes starting goaltender Mike Smith suffered a lower body injury. After spending two games as a backup, on January 28, 2013, Johnson was called on to start in goal against the Nashville Predators and provide a spark for the faltering Coyotes. In his first NHL start since Jan 31, 2010, seventh overall, he earned 1st Star accolades by stopping all 21 shots he faced on his way to his first NHL career shutout. He finished the season with two wins in four games with two overtime losses.
Nick Johnson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins 67th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Before being drafted, Johnson played for the St. Albert Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. After graduating high school and being drafted, Johnson played four seasons with Dartmouth of ECAC Hockey in the NCAA. Following his final season at Dartmouth, Johnson signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Penguins on March 25, 2008. He shortly began his professional career with affiliate the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. Last season, while playing with the Coyotes, Johnson posted four goals and six points in 17 games.
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