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Ernie Johnson!!!


Awards and Acheivements:
4 x Stanley Cup Champion (1906, 1907, 1908, 1910)
PCHA Champion (1916)

2 x ECHA Second Team All-Star (1907, 1908)
8 x PCHA First Team All-Star (1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919)
PCHA Second Team All-Star (1921)

At the end of Trail of the Stanley Cup Vol. 1, Chalres Coleman selects his all-star team from 1893-1926. Ernie Johnson was one of the defenseman he selected.

2 x Retro Hart Trophies (1913, 1916)
5 x Retro Norris Trophies (1914, 1915, 1916, 1918, 1919)
2 x Retro Selke Trophy (1910, 1911)

Ultimate Hockey’s “Best Defensive Defenseman” of 1910-19
Ultimate Hockey’s “Best Poke-Checker” of 1900-09 and 1910-19


Scoring Accomplishments:
Points – 9th(1907), 10th(1906)
Goals – 9th(1907), 10th(1906)

Points among Defensemen – 2nd(1915), 2nd(1917), 3rd(1919), 4th(1912), 4th(1920), 5th(1913), 5th(1914)

Play-off Points - 1st(1908)

Play-off Points among Defensemen - 2nd(1916)


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ultimate Hockey – Biography
Johnson was a powerful skater and one of the fastest men of his day.

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Regularly playing with broken jaws, fractured arms, separated shoulders, Johnson was a gamer in the truest sense.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ultimate Hockey – In a Flash
Ernie Johnson was for many years a fixture on PCHA All-Star teams. Because of his uncanny poke- and sweep-checking skills, he was often moved to rover, where his two-way skills could be best utilized.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fischler's Hockey Encyclopedia
The most feared pokechecker on hockey's ponds...
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Patricks: Hockey's Royal Family
A magnificent and extremely popular defenseman for over a decade... certainly not named Moose because of his delicate nature... big, fun-loving, good-natured...
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Originally Posted by Players: The Ultimate A-Z Guide Of Everyone Who Has Ever Played In the NHL
His poke check made it virtually impossible for forwards to get around him with any success... He was a big man, and he played much longer than the average star player... Perhaps most amazing was that in 1900 he absorbed a 2300 volt shock and lost two fingers on his right hand.
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Renfrew Millionaires, 1910 Season
And if you got past the forwards and were able to move into the Wanderers' end, Moose Johnson and his point partner **** ******* were right there, ready to play it however you wanted. Those two wouldn't back down from anyone!

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The feature was the play of the two cover points, Taylor and Johnson, generally considered to be the two greatest men to have ever donned skates.
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Trail of the Stanley Cup; Vol. 1 – Biography
In his days with the Wanderers he was described as a six-footer with terrific speed, a shot like a bullet and indomitable courage. He played with a exceptionally long stick which with his long arms gave him a prodigious reach. Sport cartoonists of the day portrayed him as the payer with the India rubber arms. He developed a marvelous poke check and was a very difficult man to get around.

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Although always recognized as an outstanding star of the P.C.H.A., at times he was unpopular for his rough play. At one time he was inclined to let his partying carry over into his play and had to be disciplined.
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Trail of the Stanley Cup; Vol. 1 – 1906 Season
The Wanderers greatly strengthened their team by securing Lester Patrick, Ernie Johnson and Ernie Russell.

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Wanderers opened their season by downing the Victorias 11-5. Ernie Johnson shone in this game on the forward line, in spite of scoring a goal against his own team.

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Ernie Johnson has a broken nose…
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Trail of the Stanley Cup; Vol. 1 – 1906 Playoffs
Shortly after the faceoff, Ernie Johnson slipped through the Ottawa defence and fooled Lesueur…
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Originally Posted by The Trail of the Stanley Cup; Vol. 1 – 1907 Season
Harry Smith was credited with cracking Ernie Johnson across the face with his stick, breaking Johnson’s nose.

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The smooth skating Patrick and Johnson were all over the Senators.
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Trail of the Stanley Cup; Vol. 1 – 1907 Playoffs
The Kenora team roughed it up considerably and Johnson took a going over from Fred Whitcroft. However, Ernie was playing hockey and got a brace of goals in spite of the heavy going.
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Trail of the Stanley Cup; Vol. 1 – 1908 Playoffs
Ernie Johnson and Bruce Stuart were the pick of the winners.
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Trail of the Stanley Cup; Vol. 1 – 1912 Season
Ernie Johnson was the star of the game, scoring two goals and giving a great display of his steady defence work.

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Johnson was struck above the eye by a puck that inflicted a bad gash. The doctors were afraid the eye had been damaged and wanted Johnson to leave the game. However, Ernie insisted on returning to the game in which he scored two goals.
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Originally Posted by The Trail of the Stanley Cup; Vol. 1 – 1914 Season
…another casualty was Ernie Johnson who required fourteen stitches in a gashed foot. However, he was only off the ice long enough to have the surgical repairs. Two weeks later Johnson received another bad ankle cut but didn’t miss a game.
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Originally Posted by The Trail of the Stanley Cup; Vol. 1 – 1916 Season
This game featured a bulldozing stunt of Ernie Johnson. In a headlong rush he crashed into the boards and a whole section toppled over.

Ernie Johnson continued to ply a rough game and drew the ire of president Patrick for his work when the Rosebuds defeated the Mets in Seattle….
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Originally Posted by The Trail of the Stanley Cup; Vol. 1 – 1916 Playoffs
Lalonde’s flashy and aggressive pay particularly annoyed Ernie Johnson.

In the last period with the Canadiens leading 4-3, Johnson attacked Lalonde and a general battle ensued in which the police had to intervene.
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Trail of the Stanley Cup; Vol. 1 – 1917 Season
Although Johnson was easily the outstanding star of the Portland team, he was making himself very unpopular by his continued rough play.

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Portland had not left the cellar since the start of the season despite the brilliant play of their newcomer Dick Irvin and Ernie Johnson. The latter was captain of the team and recognized as the best defence man in the league. He was many times noted as the star of the game but just as often criticized for unnecessary rough play. In a game against Vancouver February 3rd, he specialized in knocking sticks out of the hands of players and it was alleged that he was probably drunk. A few days later he was reported as the star of the game, scoring two goals in sensational end-to-end rushes.
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Trail of the Stanley Cup; Vol. 1 – 1918 Season
Ernie Johnson was again the standout star on defense in spite of a sprained shoulder. He was playing his rugged game tht drew many penalties. In a game against Seattle, Roberts charged him ad drew a penalty. Ernie automatically joined Roberts in the box and was more than surprised when referee Ion waved him back on the ice.
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Originally Posted by The Trail of the Stanley Cup; Vol. 1 – 1919 Season
Although Victoria proved to be weak it was not due to the lack of effort on the part of Ernie (Moose) Johnson. He was playing better than ever and keeping out of the penalty box. He had developed a great poke check with an extra long stick and was used most of the season as rover.
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Originally Posted by The Trail of the Stanley Cup; Vol. 1 – 1920 Season
In the opening game of the season at Vancouver, Ernie Johnson sustained a bad cut over the eye from an accidental high stick in the hands of Fred Harris. However, the veteran was back at his usual defence spot in the return mach at Victoria.
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Trail of the Stanley Cup; Vol. 1 – 1921 Season
Ernie Johnson was still starring on defense using his great poke check to advantage. He was playing clean steady hockey in spite of being the target of many butt ends ad cross checks.

On March 4th at Victoria a special Moose Johnson night was held when the Aristocrats played Seattle. Various presentations were made to Johnson. Murray Patrick, son of Lester Patrick, presented a loving cup on behalf of the kids of Victoria. Referee Ion presented to Johnson, on behalf of the P.C.H.A., another cu inscribed:
“TO MOOSE JOHNSON AS A TOKEN OF APPRECIATION OF HIS BRILLIANT CAREER AS THE GREATEST DEFENCE PLAYER IN TE P.C.H.A. DURING THE PAST TEN YEARS”
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Trail of the Stanley Cup; Vol. 1 – 1921 Season
This was the final year for Ernie Johnson who was now beginning to show signs of slowing up but his great spirit and checking power kept him in the lineup. The Loughlin brothers were playing defence for the Aristocrats and Johnson was the rover. In a game at Seattle January 4th, Johnson was badly cut over the eye ad had to be carried from the ice. Manager Patrick had to take away his skates to keep him from returning to the game. The great Moose scored his final goal against Seattle on January 13th. He played one more game on January 18th and then informed Patrick that he was through. He was not believed until he failed to turn up subsequent games.
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Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette – January 6th, 1906
Johnson was put out for some minutes with a crack on the arm, but aside from this, the two escaped injury. Both played excellent games for their respective teams, Johnson's work being particularly good. He went right into the thick of the fray and took all that was going.
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Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette – January 27th, 1908
Johnson worked like a trojan, and never let up in following back when Quebec had possession of the puck.
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Originally Posted by The Toronto Star – Januay 1st, 1911
(a list of many pro players and who takes the cake in what categories)
Gordon Roberts has the honor of being the most matter of fact.
Fred Taylor is the most eccentric.
Ernie Johnson gets the diploma as the most sensational.
Arthur Ross is the most selfish player.
Newsy Lalonde is the wickedest of the lot.
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Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette – November 11th, 1912
Among the contracts which Patrick secured is one calling for the services of Ernie Johnson, the sensational cover-point player of the New Westminster champions...
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Originally Posted by The Ottawa Citizen – December 13th, 1912
Ernie Johnson, the Westminster cover-point is a great drawing card, and one of the Vancouver/Westminster games may be transferred to Victoria so that the fans there may have an opportunity to see "The Cyclone" and "The Bull Moose" up against one another.
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Originally Posted by The New York Times – April 5th, 1916
Moose Johnson was a tower of strength for Portland on both the offense and the defense, and it was his work that broke up the concerted attacks of Les Canadiens not once, but almost every time that he dove after the puck.

In the second period Moose Johnson began to show signs of his famous speed, and with ****** as his chief assistant, he made many daring and spectacular raids on the Canadian cage. Although time after time, these two players passed the defensemen of Les Canadiens, their shots to the cage were blocked by Vezina.

Johnson was stopping most of the attacks of Les Canadiens before they got within hailing distance of the Portland goal...
Quote:
Originally Posted by The New York Times – April 6th, 1916
Brilliant playing by ***** and Moose Johnson put them in the running... Their work was the best of the evening, each of them showing wonderfully clever stick work and passing.


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