Johnson made his NHL debut earlier this year on December 30 against the Philadelphia Flyers after Henrik Lundqvist was pulled from the game. He gave up a goal just 23 seconds into his performance.
Johnson is not an especially highly touted prospect, but it is possible that he could turn into a decent backup for Lundqvist. In 44 games with the Wolf Pack this season Johnson was 24-18-2 with a 2.54 GAA and a 0.911 save percentage.
Johnson was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He was eventually traded to the Rangers about a year ago for the Blueshirts fifth-round draft pick in last year’s draft.
Johnson will join Marc Staal and Michael Del Zotto as part of Canada’s team.