PensU Player Profile: Brent Johnson

Throughout the off-season, we here at Pens Universe are going to provide you with player profiles that will summarize our opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of each player as well as highlighting their performance this past season, and we'll also include an outlook for the 2010-2011.


2009-10 Stats
Salary: $525,000
GAA:  2.76
SV% : .906
Record: 10-6-1
SO: 0


Reliable veteran; solid backup; willing to do whatever it takes to win. Great size, strength, and flexibility.


A bit injury prone.

09-10 Assessment

As a back up to Fleury, BJ did a great job at stepping up when needed, which is all you can ask your number two goalie to do. The expectation was never that he would battle for the number one spot like you see elsewhere around the league with teams. Shero brought BJ in to be exactly what he was, a solid back up to Fleury. His numbers were nearly identical for what he did for the Caps a year prior. Though things didn't start off well for BJ when he dropped his first game to the Coyotes. But who knew the Yotes would be as good as they were...You could tell however that Bylsma gained confidence in his abilities as the season went on since he was in net twice against the Caps; despite losing both times.

10-11 Outlook:
The expectations of Johnson will be the same this coming year as the last. To give MAF a rest and to stay consistent during such times. The Pens were so pleased with BJ they signed him for two more years and even bumped his salary up a tad.

Worth his Salt?

Anytime you can get consistency at the back-up goalie position you stick with it, especially when your team is on a budget. Brent is content on being with a Cup contender for just over half a million a year, and the feelings are mutual.

With the Pens in 10-11?

Signed through 2012 and expected to be there till then.

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