Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Detroit signs former Red Wing Johnson

The Detroit Red Wings have signed center Greg Johnson for a second stint with the NHL club.

The 35-year-old Johnson, who was an unrestricted free agent, scored 11 goals and 19 points in 68 games with the Nashville Predators last season and is expected to fill a role as Detroit's fourth line center.

Johnson spent the last seven seasons in Nashville and also played with the Red Wings from 1993-1997. He had been Nashville's captain.

In 785 career games with the Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks and Predators, Johnson has 145 goals and 224 assists.

The Red Wings dealt Johnson at the 1997 trade deadline to Pittsburgh for forward Tomas Sandstrom and the Wings went on to win the Stanley Cup. He was originally a second-round Philadelphia selection back in 1989.


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