NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Admirals have signed forward Erik Johnson to a Professional Tryout Contract (PTO), Admirals General Manager Mike Butters announced today.
Johnson, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound forward, has appeared in 39 games this season with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), posting 12 goals and 19 assists with 37 penalty minutes. He currently ranks fourth in goals, seventh in assists and sixth in points with the Nailers.
The 27-year-old from Coon Rapids, Minnesota, is in his fourth professional season. Johnson split last season in the Central Hockey League with the Youngstown SteelHounds and New Mexico Scorpions, scoring 11 goals and 26 assists in 55 games. He has also skated in the ECHL with the San Diego Gulls, Cincinnati Cyclones and Pensacola IcePilots. In 102 career ECHL games, Johnson has scored 26 goals and 31 assists with 80 penalty minutes.
Johnson spent four seasons at Mercyhurst College from 2002-03 to 2005-06, scoring 28 goals and 32 assists in 112 career games.
The Admirals will face off against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this eveining at 5:05. They will return to Scope next Friday night to face off against the Hamilton Bulldogs at 7:15 p.m.
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