Greg Johnson
Greg Johnson UND
Position Centre
Shot Left
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
194 lb (88 kg)
Teams Detroit Red Wings
Pittsburgh Penguins
Chicago Blackhawks
Nashville Predators
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born March 16, 1971(1971-03-16),
Thunder Bay, ON
Died July 8, 2019,
Detroit, Michigan
NHL Draft 33rd overall, 1989
Philadelphia Flyers
Pro Career 1994 – 2006

Greg Johnson (born March 16, 1971 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a former professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League.

He was drafted into the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He has played for the Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, and Nashville Predators. His best season was in 1998–99 where he achieved 18 goals and 34 assists. In over 700 career NHL games, Greg Johnson has earned 350 points from 134 goals and 216 assists.

He became part of an anomaly during the 2005–2006 season when he was credited with scoring a goal before the start of a game against the Detroit Red Wings. On November 21, 2005, he scored a goal during the first period of a game that was eventually postponed after Red Wings defender Jiri Fischer suffered a cardiac arrest. The game was replayed on January 23, 2006 and, while the full game was replayed, Johnson's goal was allowed to stand, thus giving Nashville a 1–0 lead before the opening faceoff.

On August 14, 2006 Greg signed a one-year contract to rejoin his former team the Detroit Red Wings. In September 2006, during a routine physical examination, an Electrocardiogram test returned abnormal results. Johnson had further testing, and eventually decided to retire.

His brother Ryan Johnson plays for the Vancouver Canucks.

Johnson was the second captain in Nashville Predators history, and served in that capacity from 2002 until 2006.


He passed away July 8, 2019 at his home in Michigan.[1]

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Preceded by
Tom Fitzgerald
Nashville Predators captains
Succeeded by
Kimmo Timonen

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