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EL SEGUNDO, CA — On July 17, the Los Angeles Kings
signed restricted free agent defenseman Jack Johnson to a two-year contract that is reportedly worth $2.85 million, averaging $1.425 million per season.
In 41 regular season games last season, the 6-1, 225-pound native of Indianapolis, Indiana, scored six goals and added five assists for eleven points after missing 41 games after suffering a torn labrum on October 13, 2008, an injury that required shoulder surgery.
In the 2007-08 season, Johnson scored three goals and added eight assists for eleven points with 76 penalty minutes in 74 regular season games. Johnson was named as the Kings’ Best Newcomer (Mark Bavis Memorial Award) and as the team’s Outstanding Defenseman that season.
In 120 career National Hockey League regular season games, all with the Kings, Johnson, 22, has scored nine goals and has added thirteen assists for 22 points with 140 penalty minutes. Read more of this post