Read: Aaron Johnson On His Role and Playing With Guys He Knows

JohnsonRangers 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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