January 12, 2007

Capitals Re-Sign Goaltender Brent Johnson to a Two-Year Contract Extension

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Brent Johnson to a two-year contract extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Johnson, 29, has played in 12 games this year, his second season with the Capitals, and has a 4-5-3 record in backing up Olie Kolzig.

He is sporting a 3.50 goals-against average and has a .893 save percentage. In his 11 starts this year, he has recorded 30-plus saves six times.   

Johnson was claimed off waivers from Vancouver Oct. 4, 2005, and played 26 games for the Capitals in 2005-06. He finished at 9-12-1, including a 4-1-1 record in his last six starts, with a 1.78 goals-against average and a .958 save percentage in that time.

A fifth-round pick of Colorado in the 1995 NHL Draft, Johnson broke into the league in 1998-99 with the St. Louis Blues and played in six games. He spent the next season playing for Worcester of the American Hockey League before returning to St. Louis the following year. Johnson played for St. Louis from 2000-04 and carded his most productive year in 2001-02, when he played in 58 games with a 34-20-4 record and a 2.18 goals-against average. 

Johnson has suited up for 189 games during his career and has a 90-70-13 record, with a 2.51 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage.  

Pro-rated full-season tickets and 11-game plans are available for the balance of the 2006-07 season and can be purchased through the Caps PowerPay option – monthly payments with no fees or charges. Call 202-266-CAPS, email ticketsales@washcaps.com or visit WashingtonCaps.com for more information. Single-game tickets are on sale at WashingtonCaps.com and at ticketmaster.com.

Capitals Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, Jan. 13         at Florida Panthers                   7:30 p.m.         WDCW-50; WTNT AM-570
Tuesday, Jan. 16          at Ottawa Senators                   7:30 p.m.         Comcast SportsNet; SportsTalk 980
Thursday, Jan. 18        at Carolina Hurricanes             7 p.m.              Comcast SportsNet; SportsTalk 980
Saturday, Jan. 20       vs. Florida Panthers               1 p.m.              Comcast SportsNet; SportsTalk 980
Friday, Jan. 26                       vs. Carolina Hurricanes         7 p.m.              NewsChannel 8; WTNT-AM 570

Note: Johnson’s career statistics on following page.

Johnson at a glance
First NHL Game: 2/15/99 (STL 8 vs. VAN 1)
First NHL Win: 2/26/99 (STL 4 at CGY 2)
First NHL Shutout: 10/13/00 (STL 2 vs. MIN 0)
First Capitals Game: 10/12/05 (WSH 2 at CAR 7)
First Capitals Win: 11/15/05 (WSH 4 vs. TB 3 SO)
Most Shots Faced in a Game: 50 (3/29/06, WSH 5 at CAR 1)
Most Saves in a Game: 49 (3/29/06, WSH 5 at CAR 1)
Career Shutouts: 13 (last 4/1/06, WSH 1 at OTT 0)
Longest Win Streak: 10 (1/3/02 – 1/23/02)
Longest Unbeaten Streak: 10 (1/3/02 – 1/23/02, 10-0-0)
Longest Losing Streak: 6 (3/24/04 – 11/12/05)
Longest Winless Streak: 6 (2 times, last: 3/24/04 – 11/12/05)
Penalty Shots: 1 attempt, 1 GA
Shootout: 3-3 record, 18 SA, 5 GA

CAREER STATISTICS
                                                                                                            Regular Season                                                                      Playoffs
Year            Team                   League  GP         W      L  O/T     MIN      GA       SO    GAA       SA   SPCT       GP        W    L      Min          GAA
1993-94       Det. Compuware  NAJHL  18             -       -       -    1024        49          1     3.52           -           -           -        -       -       -               -
1994-95       Owen Sound        OHL      18            3      9      1      904        75          0     4.98           -           -           -        -       -       -               -
1995-96       Owen Sound        OHL      58          24    28      1    3211      243          1     4.54           -           -          6        2      4      371          4.69
1996-97       Owen Sound        OHL      50          20    28      1    2798      201          1     4.31           -           -          4        0      4      253          5.69
1997-98       Worcester            AHL      42          14    15      7    2240      119          0     3.19           -           -          6        3      2      332          3.43
1998-99       St. Louis              NHL      6              3      2      0      286        10          0     2.10      127     .921           -        -       -       -               -
                    Worcester            AHL      49          22    22      4    2925      146          2     2.99           -           -          4        1      3      238          3.02





 
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