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Jim Johnson named Rampage assistant coach


The St. Louis Blues announced on Thursday that Jim Johnson has been named San Antonio Rampage assistant coach, joining Head Coach Drew Bannister’s staff for the 2019-20 season.

“Both Drew and I are very excited to be adding a coach with such a distinguished coaching and playing career,” said Rampage General Manager Kevin McDonald in a statement. “Jim has an extensive track record of developing young players, and I am confident he will be a great teacher and resource for our defense group.”

Johnson comes to San Antonio after spending time with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers as an assistant coach from 2015-18. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks for three seasons. He also spent time with the Washington Capitals (2011-12) and Tampa Bay Lightning (2008-10).

“Jim brings experience playing the game at the NHL level as a defenseman, and he brings experience as an assistant coach at the NHL level developing defensemen,” said Bannister. “He brings a lot of energy and knowledge of the game, and he will be a great complement to our staff. I’m looking forward to working with Jim and learning from him.”

The Rampage will open the 2018-19 season on Friday, October 4 against the Manitoba Moose at the AT&T Center.

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