Rangers defenseman Aaron Johnson told 1015 The Hawk in July that he understands what his role is with the Rangers and that he is a depth player who will bring experience.
Johnson said, “that has turned into my role as I get older and I won’t be a 1-2 defenseman in the NHL. I am okay with that. It’s just a matter of working and helping the team. They told me to come in, have a good camp…injuries happen, there are a lot of things that change during the season.”
He said that he has also evolved into a role model for younger players and it’s a role that he enjoys having.
Johnson also admitted that his familiarity with many of the Rangers, especially Rick Nash, played a big role in deciding where he wanted to play next season, “anytime you can play with guys that you know and are good buddies with, it helps. I played with Brad Richards in Rimouski when we won the Memorial Cup, Derick Brassard. A lot of familiarity and that can only help you in the long run.”
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