|Assets:||Skates and reads the play very well. With excellent hockey sense, he can be trusted in all situations. Can truly light the lamp regularly at lower levels.|
|Flaws:||A lack of size and strength are at the root of his issues for the National Hockey League game. So, he must continue to get stronger to win more battles.|
|Career Potential:||Diminutive scoring center with upside.|
|AHL||Les Cunningham Plaque||2012-13|
|AHL||Willie Marshall Award||2012-13|
|AHL||First All-Star Team||2012-13|
|WHL||Brad Hornung Trophy||2010-11|
|WHL||West First All-Star Team||2010-11|
|5/23/2014||Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a three-year contract extension.|
|4/12/2013||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|3/14/2013||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|1/17/2013||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|1/13/2013||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|9/25/2011||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|3/07/2011||Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/16/2009||Returned to his junior team (Spokane-WHL).|
|9/12/2009||Invited to training camp by the Minnesota Wild.|
|9/22/2008||Returned to his junior team (Spokane-WHL).|
|9/18/2008||Invited to training camp by the Phoenix Coyotes.|
|3/07/2011||Signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
Tyler Johnson agrees to three-year extension | 05/23/2014 3:31 PM
NewsThe Tampa Bay Lightning have inked Tyler Johnson to a three-year/$10 million extension.
Elliotte Friedman on Twitter
ImpactJohnson was scheduled to become a restricted free agent. He had 24 goals and 26 assists in 82 games in 2013-14 and is a Calder Trophy nominee. He was also the second rookie in the league's history to finish a season with five shorthanded and five power-play goals.
Team USA comes up short in WHC quarterfinal | 05/22/2014 1:26 PM
NewsTyler Johnson scored a pair of late goals for the United States in a 4-3 quarterfinal loss to the Czech Republic on Thursday.
ImpactThe defeat eliminated the Americans from the 2014 World Hockey Championship, but Johnson made it interesting after the Czechs took a 4-1 lead. He enjoyed an excellent tournament after he finished his NHL season with a Calder Trophy nomination.
Tyler Johnson has been superb at WHC | 05/22/2014 10:54 AM
NewsTyler Johnson is playing in all situations for Team USA and he's enjoying the experience of playing in the World Hockey Championship.
Impact"It's been fun. I like to be one of the guys that makes a difference. I like to feel like I can do that," he said. "And to have the opportunity that I've been having and to be able to play as much in the situations that I have, I've been just trying to help the team out as much as possible. So it's been great. I don't really look at it as No. 1 center or anything like that. I'm just trying to help the team out and help everyone move on." Johnson is the only forward on the team averaging more than 20 minutes per contest. He contributed four goals and seven points in seven games during the preliminary round.
Tyler Johnson leads USA over Switzerland | 05/10/2014 4:26 PM
NewsTyler Johnson recorded the game-winning goal, as Team USA fended off Switzerland by a score of 3-2 on Saturday at the World Hockey Championship.
ImpactHe also earned an assist on a goal by Craig Smith. Former Florida Panthers winger Peter Mueller had the other marker for the United States in the win.
Tyler Johnson plays well at IIHF tourney | 05/10/2014 11:19 AM
NewsTyler Johnson had a strong game in the U.S.'s 6-1 win over Belarus in the preliminary round of the IIHF World Hockey Championships.
Erik Erlendsson Twitter
ImpactThe Bolts' rookie registered two assists and won 10 of 17 faceoffs in 16:26 of playing time. Johnson was one of the NHL's top first-year players and is one of three finalists for the Calder Trophy awarded to the league's top rookie.
Tyler Johnson looking forward to WHC | 05/09/2014 7:53 AM
NewsTyler Johnson is honored to be playing for Team USA at the 2014 World Hockey Championships.
Impact"Any time you can wear the red, white and blue, it's a tremendous honor," said Johnson. "I had a great time doing it at World Juniors, and obviously, I wish we were in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but for me to have this opportunity is something special, and it's going to be a lot of fun." The United States will open the tournament on Friday against host country Belarus.
Tyler Johnson agrees to play for the U.S. | 04/25/2014 7:49 AM
NewsTyler Johnson will suit up for the United States in the World Hockey Championships.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactHe registered 24 goals and 50 points in 82 games to finish third in the league in rookie scoring. Johnson earned himself a nomination for the Calder Trophy as a result of his superb year for the Lightning.
Tyler Johnson is a Calder Trophy finalist | 04/23/2014 12:03 PM
NewsTyler Johnson has been nominated for the Calder Trophy.
ImpactJohnson was one of two Lightning players that were selected as a finalist for the rookie of the year award. He doesn't have much of a chance of winning, but he had a strong season with 24 goals, 26 assists, and a plus-23 rating.
Tyler Johnson got his 1st playoff goal Tues. | 04/23/2014 9:20 AM
NewsTyler Johnson got his first NHL postseason marker in Game 4's 4-3 loss to Montreal.
ImpactHe tied the game at 3-3 in the third period, but Montreal scored a late power-play marker to eliminate in the Lightning in four straight games. Johnson had two points and 11 shots in the series. The rookie forward amassed 24 goals and 50 points in 82 contests this year.
Rookie Tyler Johnson hits 50-point mark | 04/11/2014 8:28 AM
NewsTyler Johnson notched a goal and a helper in Thursday's 4-2 win over Philadelphia.
ImpactHis 24th goal of the season was the first of the contest and he picked up a helper on Eric Brewer's game-winning tally in the third period. Johnson has recorded 50 points in 80 games during his rookie season.
Tyler Johnson earns a place in NHL history | 04/03/2014 10:59 AM
NewsAccording to Elias Sports Bureau, Tyler Johnson became just the second rookie in NHL history to record at least five shorthanded goals and five power-play goals in a season.
ImpactHe was the first to accomplish the feat since Dennis Maruk of the California Golden Seals did it in 1975-76. "That's an honor I didn't realize," Johnson said. "That's pretty cool, but obviously the bigger deal was to get the win and clinch that playoff spot, and hopefully we can continue with it and get better." He has enjoyed a great rookie season and his versatility should make him a valuable fantasy asset moving forward as well.
Tyler Johnson ties TBL's rookie goal record | 04/02/2014 11:19 AM
NewsTyler Johnson netted the game-winning goal in Tampa Bay's 3-1 victory against Montreal on Tuesday.
ImpactHis 23rd marker of the year tied him with Steve Stamkos for most by a rookie in the franchise's history. It also came shorthanded which ties Boston's Brad Marchand for the most in the league, at five apiece. Johnson has 48 points in 76 games this season, which ranks him third among rookies in scoring.
Tyler Johnson records 2 points vs. Toronto | 03/20/2014 11:14 AM
NewsTyler Johnson produced a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay's 5-3 win over Toronto on Wednesday.
ImpactHe has 22 markers and 44 points in 69 games to rank third among all rookies in scoring. Johnson has been hot this month with five goals and two helpers in his last eight matches.
Tyler Johnson close to Bolts' rookie record | 03/15/2014 2:14 PM
NewsTyler Johnson is two goals shy of tying Steven Stamkos' rookie team record.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactStamkos scored 23 goals in his first campaign during the 2008-09 season. "When I come into a season, I don't try to think about goals and assist totals or anything like that," Johnson said. "I'm just trying to play and be a contributing factor to the team winning games. Whether it's points or blocking shots or playing on the penalty kill, whatever it entails. But it's been a pretty good year. I've had some luck playing with some pretty great players. It's been fun." He's slated to play on the wing with Stamkos and Alex Killorn on Saturday night.
Johnson playing with Stamkos | 03/15/2014 11:18 AM
NewsTyler Johnson is playing on a line with Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn.
Erik Erlendsson Twitter
ImpactAt least for now they are. The Bolts are going to ice the following other scoring units against New Jersey Saturday night: Ondrej Palat-Valteri Filppula-Ryan Callahan and Teddy Purcell-Taylor Pyatt-Richard Panik. Johnson and Killorn benefit greatly from this alignment as they will get first-line minutes with Stamkos. Palat and Filppula have looked great together on the second line alongside Callahan. The big loser in all of this is Purcell, who will play with Pyatt and Panik, two players not known for the offensive abilites. Adjust your roster accordingly.
Tyler Johnson nets his fourth SHG marker | 03/11/2014 9:20 AM
NewsTyler Johnson scored his fourth shorthanded goal of the season in Tampa Bay's 4-3 shootout loss against Phoenix Monday.
ImpactJohnson is tied with Boston's Brad Marchand for the most shorthanded markers in the league. The rookie forward has recorded three goals and an assist during a four-game point streak. Johnson has remained a solid producer despite getting bumped down the depth chart due to Steve Stamkos' return.
Tyler Johnson centering Bolts' 3rd line | 03/08/2014 10:33 AM
NewsAs expected, Tyler Johnson has been centering Tampa's third line since the return of Steve Stamkos.
Missy Zielinski Twitter
ImpactThe Bolts will ice the following top-three lines against the Bruins Saturday night: Alex Killorn-Stamkos-Teddy Purcell, Ryan Callahan-Valtteri Filppula-Nikita Kucherov, Ondrej Palat-Johnson-Richard Panik. Adjust your roster accordinlgy.
Tyler Johnson scores lone goal in loss to Buf | 03/06/2014 10:18 PM
NewsTyler Johnson was the lone Tampa Bay goal scorer in a 3-1 loss to Buffalo Thursday night.
ImpactJohnson's shorthanded tally late in the game broke Jhonas Enroth's shutout bid and was his 19th goal of the season. Victor Hedman picked up the only assist on the marker.
Tyler Johnson scores in Lightning loss | 03/04/2014 11:09 PM
NewsTyler Johnson potted a goal in the Bolts' 4-2 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday night, snapping a seven game scoring slump.
ImpactJohnson has 18 goals and 20 assists this season through 62 games.
Tyler Johnson (foot) expected to play Thurs. | 02/26/2014 8:09 AM
NewsTyler Johnson (foot) is slated to play Thursday.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactThe rookie forward has been bothered by a foot injury since Feb. 4, but he played through it before the break. Johnson has picked up 17 goals and 37 points in 58 games this season to place him second among first-year scorers in both categories. Keep him active if you normally would.
Tyler Johnson skates should play Thursday | 02/22/2014 11:09 AM
NewsTyler Johnson skated on his own on Friday but appears to be on track to play Thursday when NHL play resumes.
ImpactJohnson has been hampered by a foot injury since blocking a shot in a February 4th game against Minnesota. He expects to dress for Thursday's contest.
Tyler Johnson sits Weds. with a bruised foot | 02/19/2014 4:49 PM
NewsTyler Johnson didn't skate Wednesday and he was seen sporting a walking boot.
Damian Cristodero on Twitter
ImpactHe was suffering from a bruised left foot. The Lightning rookie ranks second among first-year players with 17 goals and 37 points in 58 games. He's projected to be OK in time to play for Tampa Bay on Feb. 27, but we'll let you know if we hear otherwise.
Tyler Johnson stepped up with Stamkos out | 01/25/2014 12:39 PM
NewsTyler Johnson's play while Steve Stamkos has been out of the lineup has really impressed the Lightning coaching staff.
ImpactThe rookie pivot really stepped up his game. As a result, Johnson was rewarded with extra playing time. He leads all rookie forwards in ice time averaging 18:30 and has 31 points, good for second amongst rookie scorers. It will be interesting to see what happens to Johnson once Stamkos returns from injury. He is likely going to move down to the third line as Stamkos and Valeri Filpulla are ahead of him on the center depth chart. That will no doubt hurt his fantasy value going forward. That said, Johnson has a bright future in the NHL.
Tyler Johnson nets shorthanded goal Thursday | 01/24/2014 7:34 AM
NewsTyler Johnson potted a shorthanded goal in Tampa Bay's 4-3 shootout win versus Ottawa.
ImpactHe concluded the contest with six shots and a plus-2 rating. Johnson had gone six games without a goal going into the contest, but he collected six assists over that span. The rookie center has a four-game point streak going and he has 31 points in 51 matches.
Johnson closing in on rookie scoring lead | 01/19/2014 11:25 AM
NewsTyler Johnson is closing in on the rookie scoring lead.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactWith two assists in Saturday afternoon's loss to the Sharks, Johnson has 29 points (12 goals) and trails only Nathan MacKinnon who has 31 points. Johnson is certainly enjoying his time centering Martin St. Louis, but he does have offensive talent in his own right and is worthy of a roster spot. He also has the potential to be even better next season. Pick him up if you can.
Tyler Johnson continues to churn out points | 01/14/2014 7:37 AM
NewsTyler Johnson picked up an assist in Monday's loss to Columbus.
ImpactHe and linemate Martin St. Louis assisted on Victor Hedman's ninth goal of the year. Johnson has notched four goals and four assists in his last 10 games. He ranks third among this year's rookie crop in scoring with 26 points in 46 matches.
Tyler Johnson extends point streak to 4 games | 01/02/2014 10:18 AM
NewsTyler Johnson scored his 11th goal of the season on Wednesday night.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactHe has picked up a point in four straight games and he's found the back of the net three times during that time. Johnson has 22 points in 40 matches.
Tyler Johnson helps Tampa Bay win 3-0 Sunday | 12/15/2013 9:17 PM
NewsTyler Johnson was a useful contributor in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 3-0 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
ImpactJohnson scored a goal and generated four PIM today. He's probably a stride or two short of being truly fantasy relevant, although you might be wise to at least keep an eye on him in especially deep leagues.
Tyler Johnson racks up 3 points Tuesday night | 12/11/2013 8:02 AM
NewsTyler Johnson produced a goal and two assists in Tuesday's shootout loss to Washington.
ImpactHe enjoyed a strong game between Martin St. Louis, who had a goal and two assists as well, and Ondrej Palat, who finished with a goal and a helper. Tampa Bay's new top line couldn't overcome the Capitals in a 6-5 shootout defeat.
Tyler Johnson skates with Martin St. Louis | 12/05/2013 10:06 AM
NewsTyler Johnson centered Tampa Bay's top line at Wednesday's practice.
ImpactHe was flanked by wingers Martin St. Louis and Ondrej Palat, while Valtteri Filppula was between Alex Killorn and Nikita Kucherov. Teddy Purcell ended up skating with J.T. Brown and Nate Thompson. The Lightning have been shut out in two straight games, so changes were bound to happen ahead of Thursday's match-up against Ottawa.
Tyler Johnson has become a '200-foot player' | 11/25/2013 10:48 AM
NewsTyler Johnson has proven to be a solid third-line center for the Lightning this season.
St. Petersburg Times
Impact"He's a 200-foot player," coach Jon Cooper said. Johnson has 11 points in 23 games this season to go with 53 shots and a 49.2 faceoff winning percentage. He sees time on the power play and penalty kill. He's worth keeping an eye on, especially if he starts converting his chances more.
Johnson scores in Lightning loss | 11/22/2013 4:56 AM
NewsTyler Johnson scored a goal in Tampa Bay's 5-1 loss to San Jose Thursday evening.
ImpactJohnson ended Antti Niemi's shutout bid at 7:39 in the third period when he took a pass from Ondrej Palat in the slot and blasted a shot past the goaltender's glove. Johnson now has five goals and six assists in 22 games.
Tyler Johnson gets GWG for Bolts Thursday | 11/08/2013 9:21 AM
NewsTyler Johnson had the game-winning goal in Thursday's 4-2 triumph against Edmonton.
ImpactHis fourth goal of the year snapped a four-game pointless slide for the Lightning forward. Johnson has seven points in 15 games this campaign.
Tyler Johnson's two points pace Bolts' win | 10/26/2013 9:59 PM
NewsTyler Johnson had a goal and an assist in the Lightning's 3-2 win over the Sabres on Saturday.
ImpactThe 23-year-old might only have three goals and six points on the year, but he might end up a sneaky-good play this season as he's coming off two straight 31-plus goal seasons in the AHL. Martin St. Louis and Ondrej Palat picked up the other markers for the Lightning.
Tyler Johnson scores PPG to extend streak | 10/18/2013 7:37 AM
NewsTyler Johnson extended his modest point streak to three games by scoring a power-play goal Thursday night.
ImpactHe has generated four points in seven contests. Johnson has also been excellent in the faceoff circle, where he's won 60.4 percent of the 91 draws he's taken to place himself fifth in the league.
Tyler Johnson has been superb on faceoffs | 10/14/2013 10:30 AM
NewsTyler Johnson is currently 15th in the league with a 58.2 winning percentage on faceoffs.
ImpactLightning centers Valterri Filppula and Steve Stamkos have taken more draws than Johnson this season, but his winning percentage has been the best so far among the team's players that qualify for the league leader list. Filppula isn't far behind though with a 56.4 winning percentage.
Tyler Johnson pots 1st goal of 2013-14 | 10/09/2013 7:58 AM
NewsTyler Johnson recorded his first goal of the season in Tampa Bay's 3-2 overtime win over Buffalo Tuesday.
ImpactHe had four shots on goal in the contest. Johnson earned six points in 14 games last season with the Lightning.
Tyler Johnson, Kucherov lead Bolts over Cats | 09/27/2013 8:10 AM
NewsTyler Johnson notched a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay's 3-2 overtime preseason win over Florida Thursday night.
ImpactRichard Panik scored a shorthanded marker in the contest and Nikita Kucherov provided the game-winning goal with 55 seconds left in the extra session. Johnson and Panik are in the mix for roster spots, while Kucherov probably isn't far away from being an NHLer.
Lightning to give several AHL players a shot | 08/02/2013 12:35 PM
NewsTampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman plans to fill out the rest of the roster with players from the club's AHL affiliate in Syracuse.
ImpactTyler Johnson, for one, is expected to get a shot at the second-line center role vacated when the Lightning bought out Vincent Lecavalier. Richard Panik, Ondrej Palat, J.T. Brown and Brett Connolly will also compete with Johnson for one or two forward spots, while Brian Lee, Mark Barberio, Matt Taormina and Andrej Sustr are expected to compete for one spot on defense. "Some of them have played two full years in the minors and done very well. I have to give them an opportunity to take a step forward right now," Yzerman said.
Tyler Johnson could be Lecavalier replacement | 06/28/2013 10:39 AM
NewsAHL MVP Tyler Johnson could be a replacement for Vincent Lecavalier on the Lightning's second line.
ImpactJohnson led the AHL in goals this season with 37 and stands to at least get a chance to compete for the spot that will be vacated once Tampa Buy buys out Lecavalier. The Lightning could also insert Vladislav Namestnikov into that spot after the 2011 first-round pick completed his first pro season with the team's AHL affiliate. A third option is Alexander Barkov and Nathan MacKinnon, one of which should be available when Tampa Bay selects third overall in Sunday's draft.
Tyler Johnson leading Bolts' AHL team | 06/08/2013 12:16 PM
NewsTyler Johnson is leading Tampa's AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, in post-season goal scoring.
ImpactThe Crunch are going to the Calder Cup finals (the second year in a row that a Tampa affiliate is playing for the AHL championship) and Johnson (9 goals and 17 points in 12 games) is one of the main reasons why. Ondrej Palat has also been outstanding with five goals and 20 points in 12 playoff games. With up and coming rearguard Radko Gudas and promising forwards Vladislav Namestnikov and Brett Connolly, the Bolts look to be in good shape for years to come.
Tyler Johnson wins AHL MVP Award | 04/19/2013 1:35 PM
NewsTyler Johnson has been selected as the AHL's MVP for the 2012-13 campaign.
ImpactJohnson had 33 goals and 60 points in 60 games. He also has three goals and six points in 14 contests with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Johnson was undrafted, but inked an entry-level contract with Tampa Bay towards the end of his monster 115-point WHL campaign in 2010-11. He also scored 31 goals and 68 points in 75 AHL contests last season.
Tyler Johnson re-assigned to AHL | 04/13/2013 12:49 PM
NewsTyler Johnson was re-assigned to Syracuse of the AHL.
ImpactAs Tampa has no chance to make the playoffs and Syracuse will be in the post season, the Bolts felt Johnson would be better served getting key minutes in the AHL. He is a rising star and will be back in 2013-14 as a key contributor. Remember his name on draft day.
Tyler Johnson gets two goals Saturday | 03/23/2013 4:39 PM
NewsTyler Johnson scored twice in Tampa Bay's 5-3 loss Saturday.
ImpactTeddy Purcell netted his seventh goal of the season. Eric Brewer, Richard Panik, Matt Carle, Victor Hedman, and Sami Salo each registered an assist for Tampa Bay.
Tyler Johnson will join Lightning | 03/14/2013 12:13 PM
NewsTyler Johnson will be recalled from AHL Syracuse with Vincent Lecavalier injured.
ImpactThe Lightning placed Lecavalier on injured reserve Thursday and coach Guy Boucher said Johnson would get a promotion to the big club. Johnson is second in the AHL scoring race with 58 points (32 goals, 26 assists) in 59 games.
Tyler Johnson to attend Lightning's camp | 01/14/2013 3:08 PM
NewsTyler Johnson was added to Tampa Bay's training camp roster.
ImpactSyracuse teammates JT Wyman, Mark Barberio and Radko Gudas will also join him at camp. Johnson leads the team with 20 goals and 35 points in 36 games this year.
Tyler Johnson nets 20th of season in win | 01/04/2013 11:26 PM
NewsTyler Johnson lit the lamp in Syracuse's 3-0 victory against Norfolk on Friday night.
ImpactJohnson was signed as a WHL free agent, and what a find he has been for the Lightning. He has 20 goals and 35 points this year. Richard Panik also potted a goal.
|Goals||3||vs. Col||Jan 25||2|
|Assists||2||3 times-last:at Ott||last:Mar 20||1|
|Points||3||2 times-last:vs. Col||last:Jan 25||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||at Det||Dec 15||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||2 times-last:vs. Col||last:Jan 25||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||5 times-last:at Tor||last:Mar 19||0|
|Power Play Points||2||vs. SJ||Jan 18||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||5 times-last:vs. Mtl||last:Apr 1||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||6 times-last:vs. Mtl||last:Apr 1||0|
|Shots||6||2 times-last:vs. Dal||last:Apr 5||3|
|Penalty Minutes||26||2013-14 (TB)|
|Power Play Goals||5||2013-14 (TB)|
|Shorthanded Goals||5||2013-14 (TB)|
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