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Chad Johnson signs with Islanders

Posted By DJ Bean On July 1, 2014 @ 12:35 pm In General | No Comments

Goaltender Chad Johnson [1] has signed with the Islanders, making him the first Bruins free agent to depart. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger [2], the deal is for two years and $2.6 million.

Johnson played well in his one season in Boston as Tuukka Rask [3]‘€™s backup, but the team elected to not retain him given that cap space is tight and they have another young goaltender in Niklas Svedberg. The B’€™s gave Svedberg a one-year, $600,000 contract last week.

The 24-year-old Svedberg has spent the last two seasons playing for Providence in the AHL. In the 2012-13 season, he was named the AHL’s top goaltender, while he split time with Malcolm Subban last season. Svedberg’s promotion to Boston suggests that Subban, the team’s first-round pick in 2012, will become Providence’s starting goaltender.

In his one season for the B’€™s, Johnson went 17-4-3 with a .925 save percentage, 2.10 goals-against average and two shutouts.

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