|BIRTHPLACE:||Farmington, MI, USA|
|DRAFTED:||COL: 1995-129 overall|
Shots faced: 53, 10/13/07 at BUF
Saves: 49, 3/29/06 at CAR
Shutouts: 13, 4/1/06 at OTT
Win streak: 10, 1/3/02-1/23/02
Shutout streak: 128:26, 10/29/00-11/11/00
|Veteran backup provides a stabilizing presence behind starter Marc-Andre Fleury.
Nickname - “Johnny”
Played 10 NHL seasons with St. Louis, Phoenix, Washington and Pittsburgh.
Led Pittsburgh in 2010-11 with a 2.17 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage. His .922 save percentage was a career best, while his 2.17 GAA equaled the lowest mark of his career (2000-01).
Stopped 33 shots at Carolina on Oct. 30, 2010 to record his 1st shutout as a Penguin — and the 14th of his career — in a 3-0 win.
While playing for St. Louis, became the 1st goaltender in NHL history to record shutouts in first 3 career playoff starts in 2002.
Became 4th goalie in NHL history to register 3 straight shutouts in a playoff series and tied 7 others with 3 shutouts in 1 playoff series.
Posted St. Louis franchise record and career-high 10-game winning streak from
Jan. 3 to 23, 2002.
Holds St. Louis franchise record for consecutive shutout minutes at 128:26 from
Oct. 29 to Nov. 11, 2000.
Originally drafted by Colorado in 5th round (129th overall) of 1995 NHL Entry Draft.
Played 3 seasons with Owen Sound of Ontario Hockey League from 1994-97.
Supports Athletes Against Autism.
Father, Bob, was a goaltender with St. Louis and Pittsburgh. Grandfather, Sid Abel, is Hall of Famer who played 14 seasons with Detroit and Chicago.
Avid music and movie fan, lists Led Zepplin as favorite band.
Penguins’ designated locker room DJ.
Married (Danielle); 1 daughter (Everly Grayce).
Signed through 2011-12 season.