Islanders sign Chad Johnson

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

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 ESPN.com'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 ESPN.com contributed to this report.

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