Player: Nick Johnson
Played with WBS Penguins: 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
Where is he now? Playing for the Boston Bruins
A 2004 third round pick by Pittsburgh, Johnson came to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2008 for after his final year of college hockey at Dartmouth. He appeared in four regular season games and 10 playoff contests, and became a regular the following season, posting 14 goals and 31 points in 56 games.
Johnson would develop into a power forward with the Penguins and notched a career high in goals (20) in only 48 games in 2010-11 — his final season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.He attended Pittsburgh’s training camp the following year, but was claimed off waivers in the preseason by the Minnesota Wild.
During his time with the Penguins, Johnson appeared in 169 games, and scored 50 goals and 114 points. He also appeared in 10 games with Pittsburgh, posting two goals.
Since leaving the organization, Johnson has appeared in 98 NHL games. His best year was in 2011-12, when he played in 77 games for the Wild, scoring eight goals and 26 points. Johnson has seen NHL time with Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Phoenix and Boston. After Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, he played with two other AHL teams — Portland and Providence.
— Tom Venesky