Johnson makes NHL debut with Tampa Bay

Author: Dennis Patchin, 700 ESPN Program Director, dennisp@kxly.com
Published On: Mar 14 2013 10:17:15 PM PDT
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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Former Spokane Chief, and Spokane native Tyler Johnson made his NHL debut this week with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

 Johnson, who played four years for the Chiefs, was called up by Tampa Bay and played in Wednesday night's game,

Johnson lead Spokane to the Memorial Cup, and helped the USA to a World Junior Hockey title.

He played 11 and a half minutes, but did not register a point.  The New York Islanders beat the Lighting 2-0