|Born||November 23, 1975 (1975-11-23) (age 34),
Welland, ON, CAN
|6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
230 lb (104 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Matt Johnson (born November 23, 1975, in Welland, but raised in Fenwick, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey left wing. He was drafted in the second round, 33rd overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.
After two-plus seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Peterborough Petes, Johnson joined the Kings during the 1994–95 season. He would remain a member of the Kings until he was chosen by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1999 NHL Expansion Draft. After just one season with the Thrashers, he would join another expansion team, the Minnesota Wild, for the 2000–01 season. Johnson played four seasons with the Wild and, to date, has had no NHL experience since the end of the 2003–04 season.
During the 1998–99 season, Johnson was suspended for twelve games for sucker-punching Jeff Beukeboom in the back of the head.
In his NHL career, Johnson has appeared in 473 games, tallying 23 goals and adding 20 assists. In addition, he has recorded 1,523 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in 16 Stanley Cup playoff games, going scoreless with 31 penalty minutes.