The Toronto Marlies have added a little muscle to their roster for the upcoming season.
The affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs has signed tough guy Justin Johnson to an AHL deal, the club announced.
A career minor leaguer, Johnson has appeared in two career NHL games with the New York Islanders during the 2013-14 season.
For those unfamiliar with Johnson’s work, the 6-foot-1, 220-pounder dropped the gloves with 6-foot-8, 259-pound John Scott in just his second NHL game.
Johnson has had a string of 100-plus penalty minute seasons in the minors.
The Anchorage, Alaska native appeared in 45 games with the ECHL’s Alaska Aces last season scoring three goals and two assists to go along with 147 penalty minutes.