The New York Islanders announced today that forward Justin Johnson has been recalled on an emergency basis from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL).
Johnson, 32, has appeared in 48 games for the Sound Tigers this season and has five points (one goal, four assists) and 183 penalty minutes. He signed an AHL contract with the Sound Tigers but inked his first NHL deal with the Islanders on March 3. Johnson spent the last three seasons with the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs, scoring 11 points (four goals, seven assists) with 392 penalty minutes in 103 games. The Anchorage, AK, native appeared in 190 career ECHL games from 2005-2010 with the Alaska Aces, Idaho Steelheads, Utah Grizzlies and Cincinnati Cyclones. He led the ECHL with 259 penalty minutes in 2008-09. Prior to his professional career, Johnson played four seasons of college hockey at the University of Alaska-Anchorage.