The Washington Capitals named Jim Johnson assistant coach on Tuesday.
He replaces Bob Woods and joins Dale Hunter, who was named head coach of the team on Monday as Bruce Boudreau was fired after four years on the job.
Johnson was head coach of the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League for the final 22 games of the 2009-10 season and went 15-5-0-2.
Over 892 games in the NHL, he totaled 29 goals and 166 assists along with 1,197 penalty minutes. He played for Pittsburgh, Minnesota/Dallas, Washington, and Phoenix from 1985-98.