Per CapGeek, the Rangers have re-signed RFA goalie Chad Johnson to a one year, two way deal. Johnson will make the league minimum of $525,000 at the NHL, and $85,000 at the AHL level. Last season was an off year for Johnson after bouncing between the Rangers and the Wolfpack the year before and posting relatively solid numbers. Last season Johnson split time in net, posting a 2.72 GAA and a .901 SV% in 40 games. Johnson had a very slow start in net, but finished relatively strong to get his numbers back to respectability.
Many, including myself, did not expect Johnson to be back this year. The Rangers have a lot of goalies signed in the system, with Johnson, Scott Stajcer, Jason Missiaen, and Cameron Talbot all inked for this upcoming season. One thing is sure, there is going to be a lot of competition amongst these four for the AHL spots. The “losers” of that competition will wind up in the ECHL.