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An E-mail Interview with NHLer turned Hockey Analyst Mike Johnson

It is not everyday that you get to interview a former NHLer.

Luckily for me, I had the chance to do an e-mail interview with NHLer turned hockey analyst Mike Johnson. Johnson played in the NHL for 13 seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs (4 1/2 seasons), Tampa Bay Lightning (1 1/2 seasons), (Just over 4 seasons), Montreal Canadiens (1 season), and the St. Louis Blues. He enjoyed his best season in in 2002-03 when he recorded 63 points (23 goals and 40 assists) with the Phoenix Coyotes.

Johnson is now a hockey analyst for the NHL Network, TSN, and NHL Home Ice and really does a terrific job for all three outlets.

Johnson was kind enough to take time out of his extremely hectic schedule to tell us about how he got into hockey, his NHL playing days, and what it is like to be behind the microphone covering hockey.

PH: How did you get into hockey?
MJ: I started hockey like most other kids in Canada. I learned how to skate on the lake at my cottage when I was 4 and 5, and I started playing in the local house league the first year that I was allowed, which was when I was 6. From there I just followed the natural progression through the years.

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