Skip to content

Nick Johnson will play with ECHL Idaho

Dec 11, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

Comments Off on Nick Johnson will play with ECHL Idaho
Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America Getty Images

While Nick Johnson waits to see if the lockout will end before his one-year, two-way deal with the Phoenix Coyotes does, he will play for the ECHL Idaho Steelheads, according to the Steelheads’ website.

Johnson had 26 points and 45 penalty minutes in 77 games with the Minnesota Wild last season. Before the 2011-12 campaign, he had participated in just 10 NHL contests.

The ECHL is turning into a popular destination for locked-out NHLers who want to get some playing time without leaving the continent.

Within the last week alone Winnipeg’s Mark Stuart, St. Louis’ Ryan Reaves, and Montreal’s Colby Armstrong have found temporary homes in the league.

Johnson is expected to make his Idaho debut on Wednesday against Nate Thompson, Joey Crabb and the Alaska Aces.

Latest Posts
  1. In the playoffs, sometimes it comes down to the ‘bounces’

    May 25, 2015, 3:31 PM EDT

    Antoine Vermette, Frederik Andersen AP

    “One bounce here or there, it’s a different story.”

  2. Leafs sign Carrick to one-year extension

    May 25, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT

    J.T. Brown; Sam Carrick J.T. Brown; Sam Carrick

    Made his NHL debut last season, appearing in 16 games.

  3. Now feels like a good time to debate Stamkos’ next contract

    May 25, 2015, 2:05 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers - Game Five Getty Images

    He’s eligible to sign an extension this summer.

  4. Swiss league ‘perfect training ground’ for Matthews, says coach Crawford

    May 25, 2015, 12:54 PM EDT

    Marc Crawford Getty Images

    “Everyone involved with the ZSC Lions is so excited about seeing him play in Zurich.”

  5. Canucks have a puzzle to solve on the blue line

    May 25, 2015, 12:44 PM EDT

    Edmonton Oilers v Vancouver Canucks Getty Images

    This won’t quell the Kevin Bieksa trade speculation.

  6. Bolts ‘looking for a guy who plays my way,’ says prospect Erne

    May 25, 2015, 12:31 PM EDT

    Adam Erne Getty Images

    “A bigger guy, playing a power forward role.”

  7. Bolts’ Coburn missed final two periods due to illness

    May 25, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT

    Braydon Coburn Braydon Coburn

    He played just eight shifts in Sunday’s win.

  8. Video: Filppula, Stamkos score two big goals for Bolts

    May 24, 2015, 9:36 PM EDT

    filppulagetty Getty Images

    The Lightning are 7-0 when scoring the first goal in the playoffs.

  9. Blackhawks’ Bickell says wear-and-tear goes both ways

    May 24, 2015, 9:15 PM EDT

    Anaheim Ducks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Three Getty Images

    Blocking shots can be a grind, too, after all.

  10. Report: Blues will stick with Hitchcock ‘barring anything dramatic’

    May 24, 2015, 7:37 PM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks v St Louis Blues Getty Images

    No clarification on what would qualify as “dramatic.”

Featured video

Babcock has his work cut out in Toronto
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. F. Andersen (1538)
  2. S. Crosby (1481)
  3. N. Horton (1415)
  4. M. Carle (1409)
  5. R. Nash (1370)