Penguins add goaltender Brent Johnson
Former Capital signs 1-year deal with Stanley Cup champions
Brent Johnson, not Mathieu Garon, will be pushing Pittsburgh Penguins No. 1 goalie Marc-Andre Fleury for playing time next season.
Johnson signed a one-year contract with the reigning Stanley Cup champions on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old played 21 games with the Washington Capitals during the 2008-09 NHL campaign, finishing with a 12-6-2 record, 2.81 goals-against average and .908 save percentage.
Johnson has a 111-94-12 mark and 2.63 GAA in 247 NHL games over parts of nine seasons with Washington, Phoenix and St. Louis.
In 12 playoff appearances, the six-foot-three-inch, 199-pound netminder is 5-6 with a 1.84 GAA and .931 save percentage.
Johnson established a St. Louis franchise record by playing 206 minutes, 45 seconds without allowing a goal. He also tied a league mark in the 2001-02 post-season when he registered three consecutive shutouts in a series.
A native of Farmington, Mich., Johnson is the grandson of NHL Hall of Famer Sid Abel and son of the late Bob Johnson, a former Penguins goalie.
The elder Johnson played 12 games with Pittsburgh, going 3-4-1 with a 5.04 GAA during the 1974-75 season.
On July 1, Garon inked a two-year deal worth $1.2 million with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
He went 8-9-0 with a 3.12 GAA in 19 games with Edmonton and Pittsburgh last season.