Ed Johnstone
Position Right wing
Shot Right
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
Teams NHL
New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
Providence Reds
New Haven Nighthawks
Adirondack Red Wings
Michigan Stags
Baltimore Blades
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born March 2 1954 (1954-03-02) (age 66),
Brandon, MB, CAN
NHL Draft 104th overall, 1974
New York Rangers
WHA Draft 78th overall, 1974
Michigan Stags
Pro Career 1974 – 1987

Edward Lavern "Eddie" Johnstone (born March 2, 1954) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. He played for the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Johnstone played major junior with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Canada Hockey League from 1971 to 1974. After two consecutive 100 point seasons with Medicine Hat, Johnstone was drafted 104th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft, and 78th overall by the Michigan Stags in the 1974 WHA Amateur Draft. He played 23 games for the Stags in 1974–75 and played in the American Hockey League for the Providence Reds. Johnstone started his National Hockey League career in 1975–76, scoring 3 points in 10 games. Johnstone played for the Rangers until the end of the 1982–83 season, before being traded to the Detroit Red Wings along with Ron Duguay and Eddie Mio for Mike Blaisdell, Willie Huber, and Mark Osborne. He played for the Red Wings and their AHL minor league affiliate, the Adirondack Red Wings before retiring in 1987.

Coaching careerEdit

Johnstone immediately became the coach of the junior Vernon Lakers of the British Columbia Hockey League in 1987 and held that post until 1992. The team won the Centennial Cup in 1990 and 1991.

From 1993 to 1995 he was the coach of the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL and then of the Mobile Mysticks of the same league from 1995 to 1997. Johnstone then spent three seasons as an assistant coach of the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks from 1997 to 2000. His last job was coach of the San Angelo Outlaws in 2001-02.

Awards and achievementsEdit

  • Named to the AHL First All-Star Team in 1977.
  • Played in NHL All-Star Game (1981)
  • Ranked No. 65 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1970–71Vernon EssosBCJHL?45499479
1971–72Medicine Hat TigersWCHL2714152946
1972–73Medicine Hat TigersWCHL68584410270
1973–74Medicine Hat TigersWCHL686454118164
1974–75Greensboro GeneralsSHL2521254621
1974–75Michigan Stags/Baltimore BladesWHA2344843
1975–76Providence RedsAHL58233356102300014
1975–76New York RangersNHL102134
1976–77New Haven NighthawksAHL804058987963697
1977–78New Haven NighthawksAHL1710122220
1977–78New York RangersNHL5313132644
1978–79New York RangersNHL30538271750510
1979–80New York RangersNHL7814213560901125
1980–81New York RangersNHL8030386810082244
1981–82New York RangersNHL68302858571026825
1982–83New York RangersNHL5215213627941519
1983–84Detroit Red WingsNHL461211235420000
1984–85Adirondack Red WingsAHL6927285570
1985–86Adirondack Red WingsAHL62293160741757124
1985–86Detroit Red WingsNHL31012
1986–87Adirondack Red WingsAHL613022528351012
1986–87Detroit Red WingsNHL60000
NHL totals 426 122 136 258 375 55 13 10 23 83

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