|Assets:||Is an incredible skater. Possesses excellent all-around instincts, physical prowess and offensive ability. Is better than average for a defenseman when in alone against the goaltender.|
|Flaws:||Needs to avoid getting caught out of position in order to land the big hit. Could stand to simplify his game a little more so as to maximize his physical tools.|
|Career Potential:||Talented all-round defenseman with upside.|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2007-08|
|Olympic||Olympic Silver Medal||2010 (USA)|
|3/05/2013||Missed 4 games (upper body injury).|
|2/24/2013||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|2/23/2012||Acquired from the Los Angeles Kings.|
|1/09/2011||Signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a seven-year contract extension.|
|1/31/2010||Missed 1 game (arm injury).|
|1/30/2010||Arm injury, day-to-day.|
|12/26/2009||Missed 1 game (ankle injury).|
|12/16/2009||Ankle injury, late December.|
|7/17/2009||Re-signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a two-year contract.|
|6/30/2009||Los Angeles Kings tendered a qualifying offer.|
|1/17/2009||Missed 41 games (shoulder injury).|
|10/13/2008||Shoulder injury, early January.|
|4/05/2008||Missed the last 7 games of the regular season (fractured right foot).|
|3/22/2008||Fractured right foot, remainder of the regular season.|
|3/26/2007||Signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/29/2006||Acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|2/23/2012||Los Angeles Kings traded Jack Johnson and a conditional first-round draft pick in either 2012 or 2013 to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Jeff Carter.|
|9/29/2006||Carolina Hurricanes traded Jack Johnson and Oleg Tverdovsky to the Los Angeles Kings for Tim Gleason and Eric Belanger.|
|7/30/2005||Drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round (3rd overall) in 2005.|
Jack Johnson records two assists Monday | 04/29/2014 9:53 AM
NewsJack Johnson had two assists in Columbus' 4-3 loss on Monday.
ImpactJohnson ended up recording at least a point in five of Columbus' six playoff games. He finished with three goals and four assists in the postseason.
Jack Johnson leads the way in ice time again | 04/27/2014 7:32 AM
NewsJack Johnson led all players in ice time once again as he played 26:49 minutes in a 3-1 loss on Saturday to Pittsburgh.
ImpactJohnson has been a workhorse in the playoffs which included a 38:21 minute game in Game 2 which went into double overtime. "I don't think there is a (ceiling)," coach Todd Richards said. "Jack's ceiling is outside somewhere. It is impressive the minutes that he's been able to log. And he's playing tough minutes. They aren't easy. He's playing against great players, world-class players, and he's able to do it over and over again." Johnson has three goals and five points in five playoff games this post-season.
Jack Johnson ties NHL playoff record | 04/22/2014 12:09 PM
NewsJack Johnson tied an NHL record for defensemen by scoring a goal in three straight contests to start the playoffs.
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ImpactJohnson is already approaching his regular season goal total of five in 82 games. He'll slow down of course, but he's been one of the Blue Jackets' top offensive contributors so far.
Jack Johnson continues streak in Game 3 loss | 04/21/2014 9:59 PM
NewsJack Johnson scored his third goal of the postseason Monday, however the Blue Jackets dropped a 4-3 decision to Pittsburgh in Game 3 of their opening round playoff series.
ImpactThe maligned blueliner has been a bright spot for the Jackets this postseason by scoring a goal in each of the team's three playoff contests. Cam Atkinson and Boone Jenner also scored for Columbus in the defeat, which dropped them into a 2-1 series hole.
Jack Johnson scores second of the post season | 04/20/2014 7:20 AM
NewsJack Johnson tied Saturday's game at three with his second goal in as many games.
ImpactJohnson has three points in two games thus far and has led the Blue Jackets blueliners offensively thus far. His goal sent the game into overtime where Columbus eventually won in the second OT on a goal by Matt Calvert.
Jack Johnson enjoys solid game in Game 1 loss | 04/16/2014 10:56 PM
NewsJack Johnson scored a goal and added an assist for the Blue Jackets in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.
ImpactJohnson suffered through a subpar regular season that saw him get left off the U.S. Olympic Team, but he has an opportunity to erase his difficulties from memory with a strong playoff. Mark Letestu and Derek MacKenzie also found the back of the net for Columbus in the losing effort.
Jack Johnson scoring at home | 03/02/2014 6:52 AM
NewsJack Johnson has a goal and 11 points in his last nine home games.
ImpactJohnson has only four goals and 25 points in 60 games this season so his recent scoring prowess at home is a bit of surprise. Continue to start Johnson in fantasy pools, especially when he plays at Nationwide Arena.
Jack Johnson picks up 3 assists vs. Panthers | 03/01/2014 5:12 PM
NewsJack Johnson collected three assists to give Columbus a 6-3 victory against Florida on Saturday afternoon.
ImpactHe assisted on power-play goals by R.J. Umberger and Cam Atkinson in the first period and he picked up his third helper on an empty netter from Matt Calvert. Nick Foligno, David Savard and Artem Anisimov also scored for the Blue Jackets in the contest.
Jack Johnson collects an assist Thursday | 02/28/2014 9:46 AM
NewsJack Johnson had an assist in Columbus' 5-2 defeat on Thursday.
ImpactJohnson got off to a slow start this season, but he hasn't been held off the scoresheet in more than back-to-back contests since Jan. 2-10. It looks like even the Olympic break didn't cool him off.
Johnson scores in Blue Jackets loss | 02/07/2014 3:17 AM
NewsJack Johnson scored a lone goal in Columbus' 2-1 overtime loss to Los Angeles Thursday night.
ImpactJohnson now has four goals and 17 assists in 57 games this season. Ryan Johansen and James Wisniewski assistted the lone goal.
Jack Johnson is flying high offensively | 01/24/2014 7:35 PM
NewsJack Johnson has been tearing it up lately, oddly enough, with seven points and a +6 rating in his last six games.
ImpactJohnson has struggled through most of the season up until now, demonstrated by the 27 year-old being left off the U.S. Olympic team. He seems to have turned a corner though, having recorded an even or positive rating in each of his last 11 games.
Jack Johnson picks up 2 points in win | 01/13/2014 9:43 PM
NewsJack Johnson enjoyed a rare strong performance with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over the Lightning on Monday.
ImpactJohnson has been suffering through his worst NHL season with just 12 points in 45 contests entering Monday's action, but this outing is a step in the right direction. Nathan Horton also picked up a goal and an assist in the win while Ryan Johansen was the other Columbus goal scorer on the night.
Jack Johnson feels good about playoff chances | 12/03/2013 10:19 AM
NewsJack Johnson is staying upbeat despite the Blue Jackets' struggles this season.
ImpactColumbus hasn't been able to get a real streak going - good or bad - in over a month. However, they have a 10-14-3 record, which puts them five points back in the playoff race. "We're still right there," Johnson argued. "I've learned that usually after the All-Star break - this year it's the Olympic break - the season gets ratcheted up a little bit, so you have to make sure you're in a good spot for that final sprint." They certainly still have a very real shot, but they can't afford to slip too much further if they're hoping to stage a comeback following the Olympic break. They will play against Tampa Bay on Tuesday
Johnson, Anisimov finish minus-three in loss | 11/02/2013 10:06 PM
NewsJack Johnson and Artem Anisimov each finished a minus-three in Columbus' 3-0 lost to the Penguins on Saturday night.
ImpactJohnson, who also had four hits and a shot on goal, is a solid blueliner but he's typically not been much of an asset in the plus/minus department. Anisimov, who had two hits and two shots on goal, has a career plus-10 rating, as he's pretty good defensively and away from the puck. It was a very uninspired performance all around for the Blue Jackets.
Jack Johnson scores lone goal for Jackets | 10/12/2013 4:50 PM
NewsJack Johnson tallied a power-play goal in Columbus' 3-1 loss to Boston on Saturday in a matinee contest.
ImpactUnfortunately, he was also a minus-3 in the match. Both of Johnson's goals have come with the man advantage this season. James Wisniewski and Marian Gaborik picked up assists in the loss.
Jack Johnson excited going into season | 09/09/2013 6:56 AM
NewsJack Johnson is excited with the Columbus Blue Jackets chances heading into the 2013-14 season.
ImpactThe Blue Jackets will play in the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference this season. Columbus will not have many changes to its lineup from the end of last season as they inked Nathan Horton to a long-term deal while choosing not to re-sign Vaclav Prospal. "There were a lot of questions when last season started, just because we had so many new faces, so many guys who weren't sure immediately what their roles were going to be here," Johnson said. "But that's totally different this time around. As a group of guys, we know each other pretty well. We know what we have to do to be successful. It's one thing to believe you can be a pretty good team, but it's another thing entirely to prove it. And we proved it with the way we ended the season. It all came together for us." Johnson is looking for a big season in 2013-14 as he had 19 points during the truncated 2013 season. He led the Blue Jackets on the power play and should be capable of 35-40 points.
Jack Johnson awaits new captain in Columbus | 09/07/2013 3:56 PM
NewsJack Johnson feels the Blue Jackets could use a captain.
Impact"This is the first time I've ever played on a team that didn't have (a captain)," he said. "Obviously, they're going to take their time with it, and it's up to them. But at some point, I feel like you do have to put a stake in the ground." Columbus hasn't had a captain since Rick Nash left. Johnson or Brandon Dubinsky are believed to be the top candidates to wear the "C" when the time comes.
Jack Johnson steps up for CBJ Thursday | 04/26/2013 9:51 AM
NewsJack Johnson blocked a team-high seven shots on Thursday.
ImpactJohnson matched the entire Dallas Stars squad in that regard to lead Columbus to a 3-1 victory. Johnson also recorded an assist and logged a team-high 25:59 minutes of ice time.
Jack Johnson has two assists Tuesday | 03/20/2013 8:40 AM
NewsJack Johnson recorded two assists on Tuesday.
ImpactThat gives Johnson four goals and 14 points in 26 games this season. He also ranks third in the NHL by averaging 26:32 minutes of ice time per game.
Jack Johnson scores in shootout defeat | 03/14/2013 11:17 PM
NewsJack Johnson scored the only Columbus goal in a 2-1 shootout loss to Chicago Thursday night.
ImpactWith three goals in his last six games, Johnson has quietly begun to turn around what started out as a miserable season for him and he has now amassed a respectable 12 points in 24 contests. Derick Brassard and Brandon Dubinsky drew assists on Thursday's marker.
| 03/06/2013 2:27 AM
NewsJack Johnson was activated from the IL on Tuesday March 5.
Jack Johnson could play on Tuesday | 03/05/2013 8:48 AM
NewsJack Johnson (shoulder) could return to the Columbus lineup as early as Tuesday.
ImpactJohnson has missed the last four games and is expected to practice with the Blue Jackets today with a decision on whether or not he can play to come later in the day. Johnson has a goal and eight points in 18 games this season and the Blue Jackets miss his presence on the blueline.
Johnson is 'maybe a week away' from returning | 02/27/2013 10:01 AM
NewsJack Johnson (upper body) is "maybe a week away," according to Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards.
ImpactThe Blue Jackets could use Johnson back now more than ever given that James Wisniewski has a broken foot. Johnson has a goal and eight points in 18 games this season.
Blue Jackets place Jack Johnson on IR | 02/24/2013 4:01 PM
NewsThe Columbus Blue Jackets placed defenseman Jack Johnson (upper-body) on the injured reserve Sunday.
ImpactJohnson's offensive output is a touch disappointing overall, although he's been heating up lately, getting four of his eight 2013 points in the last six games. His -10 rating is upsetting but not particularly surprising.
Jack Johnson a minus-three on Sunday | 02/11/2013 9:08 AM
NewsJack Johnson was a minus-three Sunday and is now minus-seven on the season.
ImpactJohnson was on the ice for all three Oiler goals as it was not a great game for the blueliner. He has not been a good plus/minus player in his career and his plus-five rating when he came over from the Kings last season, looks to be an aberration. He has a goal and four points in 12 games this season.
Jack Johnson's playing time goes down | 02/08/2013 10:50 AM
NewsJack Johnson logged 27:10 minutes on Thursday, which is actually a step down for him.
ImpactJohnson leads the league with an average of 28:30 minutes per game and was on the ice for over 34 minutes in each of his previous two contests. "I want to play," Johnson said. "Nobody wants to sit on the bench. But I just do what I'm told. I go out when they need. But as you get more players back they're probably not going to need me to do that anymore."
James Wisniewski's absence creates void | 02/03/2013 10:48 AM
NewsThe injury to James Wisniewski creates a void on the Columbus blue line that's hard to fill.
ImpactIt's no secret that Jack Johnson will be asked to take on as many minutes as he can handle, as evidenced by the 34:59 he played against the Detroit, but there comes a point when his production may suffer. For the time being, consider Johnson as solid an option as ever despite his relatively slow start.
Jack Johnson gets on the board this season | 01/30/2013 12:38 AM
NewsJack Johnson scored his first goal of the season in a 3-2 loss to the Wild Tuesday.
ImpactJohnson had been scuffling offensively, but his wrist shot made it through a maze of legs and counted as his first power-play marker of the season. Mark Letestu also found the back of the net in the win.
Jack Johnson gets first point of season | 01/28/2013 10:58 PM
NewsJack Johnson registered an assist in the Blue Jackets' 2-1 win over the Stars Monday night.
ImpactIt was Johnson's first point of the year. Johnson is a solid all-around defenseman. He's capable of contributing offensively, with the man advantage, eat up minutes, throw his body around, and he's not afraid to block shots. He should be owned in all formats but do not expect a positive plus-minus rating.
Jack Johnson leads league in average ice time | 01/23/2013 10:56 AM
NewsJack Johnson has averaged a staggering 29 minutes of playing time over Columbus' first two games.
Impact"I feel great," Johnson said. "I don't think we're worrying too much about it." That might change given that Columbus is about to start of stretch of seven games in 11 days. Either way, Johnson's playing time should drop considerably compared to it's current levels.
Report: Blue Jackets to open in Nashville | 01/09/2013 10:20 PM
NewsThe Blue Jackets will open the 2013 season in Nashville on Jan. 19, according to The Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline.
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ImpactThe official schedule has not been released, but more and more Day 1 games are being leaked. The Jackets are expected to have their home opener on Jan. 21 against the Red Wings.
|Goals||1||5 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Apr 6||1|
|Assists||3||vs. Fla||Mar 1||2|
|Points||3||vs. Fla||Mar 1||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||2 times-last:at SJ||last:Feb 7||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||2 times-last:vs. Wsh||last:Jan 30||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||4 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Apr 6||1|
|Power Play Points||2||3 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Mar 1||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||82 times-last:at Fla||last:Apr 12||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||82 times-last:at Fla||last:Apr 12||0|
|Shots||7||at Pit||Dec 9||5|
|Games||82||3 times-last: 2013-14 (CBJ)|
|Penalty Minutes||76||2007-08 (LA)|
|Plus/Minus||-5||2 times-last: 2012-13 (CBJ)|
|Power Play Goals||5||2011-12 (LA/CBJ)|
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