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10th Anniversary Profile: Greg Johnson

Wednesday, 11.21.2007 / 4:07 PM CT / 10th Anniversary
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10th Anniversary Profile: Greg Johnson
He took the first face-off in team history and played 502 games in a Predators uniform.  Beyond the stats, however, Greg Johnson epitomized what it meant to be a Nashville Predator during his eight seasons in Music City:  hard-working, fast, opportunistic, responsible, honest.  And as the second captain in franchise history, Johnson led the Nashville Predators to their first two playoff berths in 2004 (against Detroit) and 2006 (vs. San Jose).

During his tenure with the Predators, Johnson's role with the club changed from that of an offensive leader to the defensive, shutdown center and the team's top penalty-killer and face-off man. The Thunder Bay, Ont., native notched 238 points (93g-145a) while in the Music City.  He ranks among the franchise’s all-time leaders in games played (third), goals (tied for third), points (fourth) and assists (tied for fourth).

Johnson, an original Nashville selection from the 1998 Expansion Draft, retired before the 2006-07 season. 

"He was an original Predator," Predators General Manager David Poile said, "and from Day One he became clearly one of the foundation pieces with the organization. He was a solid player and a solid person in a time that had quite a bit of turnover because of what you need to do in an expansion process. He was consistent and he was loyal."
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 53 32 18 3 146 124 67
5 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
6 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
7 COL 57 28 25 4 153 158 60
8 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
9 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 53 25 25 3 143 156 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36