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Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson  #72

Ottawa Senators  Defenseman
NUMBER: 72 BIRTHDATE: April 30, 1983  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Port Hawkesbury, NS, Canada
WEIGHT: 204 DRAFTED: CBJ / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (85th overall)
Playoff Notes:  SCF vs Chi:  DND in 5 gms ... CF vs Pit:  DND in 4 gms ... CSF vs NYR:  DND in 5 gms ... CQF vs Tor:  DND for 7 gms ... 1st NHL playoff in 8th NHL season ... Is looking to play his 1st NHL playoff game.
Fun Facts: Is 1 of 3 current Bruins who is looking to play his 1st post-season game (Khudobin, Svedberg)
NSMHL Defenceman of the Year Award (1999) Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 12, 2007. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to knee injury and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 15, 2008. Traded to Calgary by Chicago for Kyle Greentree, October 7, 2009. Traded to Edmonton by Calgary with Calgary's 3rd round choice (Travis Ewanyk) in 2011 Entry Draft for Steve Staios, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, August 31, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 5, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 18. 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 5, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 3, 2014.
Quote of the Day

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh