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Bruins Sign Defenseman Aaron Johnson

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Ken Bell



BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced
today, July 18, that the club has signed defenseman Aaron Johnson to a
one-year, two-way contract through the 2012-13 season. Johnson's
contract is worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL

Johnson, a 6'1", 204-pound defenseman, skated in 56 games with the
Columbus Blue Jackets in 2011-12, registering three goals and setting
NHL career highs with 13 assists and 16 points, while collecting 16
penalty minutes.

In 2010-11, the 29-year-old played in 72 games with the American Hockey
League's Milwaukee Admirals after signing as an unrestricted free agent
with the Nashville Predators. He recorded AHL career highs in goals with
nine, assists with 26 and points with 35, while recording a plus-10
rating and adding 70 penalty minutes. The 2009-10 season saw Johnson
split time between the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers, where he
recorded a combined four goals, six assists and 35 penalty minutes in 41

For his career, Johnson has played in 281 NHL games with the Columbus
Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks and
New York Islanders, tallying 17 goals and 45 assists for 62 total
points, with 217 penalty minutes.

The Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia native was selected by Columbus in the
third round (85th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. In two separate
stints with the Blue Jackets from 2003-07 and 2011-12, he skated in a
combined 172 NHL games for Columbus, recording 10 goals and 32 assists
for 42 points, along with 119 penalty minutes.

In the AHL, the defenseman has registered 26-83=109 totals and 419
penalty minutes in 251 career games with the Milwaukee Admirals,
Rockford IceHogs, Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Syracuse Crunch.

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