Islanders sign Chad Johnson

Updated: July 1, 2014, 1:38 PM ET
By Katie Strang |

The New York Islanders found their backup goaltender, inking Chad Johnson to a two-year deal on Tuesday.

The deal was worth $2.6 million, a source told's Pierre LeBrun.

Islanders general manager Garth Snow has been aggressive in pursuing goaltending help this offseason. Snow traded a fourth-round pick to Washington earlier this spring to acquire the rights for Jaroslav Halak and later locked up the netminder to a four-year $18 million contract in May.

Now, the Isles have additional help between the pipes with Johnson signing in New York.

The 28-year-old journeyman backed up Tuukka Rask in Boston last season with an impressive 17-4-3 record, 2.10 goals against average and .925 save percentage in 27 games played for the Bruins.

Pierre LeBrun of contributed to this report.

Katie Strang covers the NHL for She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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