Kent Johnson

Kent Johnson

21-Year-Old CenterC
Columbus Blue Jackets
IR
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 9/23/2024
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Johnson was a regular for Columbus in his first NHL campaign, and one of the few bright spots in what was an otherwise horrific season. The No. 5 overall selection in 2021 posted an impressive 16 goals and 40 points (12 with the man advantage) in 79 games, in addition to finishing with the ugly plus/minus rating (minus-19) you would expect from a 20-year-old kid playing for one of the worst teams in the league. The Jackets loaded up their defense (Damon Severson, Ivan Provorov), drafted Adam Fantilli, and hired a new coach (Mike Babcock), so things are on the upswing in Columbus. That could pay huge dividends for the supremely talented Johnson, who is a late-round guy in standard fantasy formats but an elite long-term asset in keeper and dynasty leagues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets in April of 2022.
Done for the year
CColumbus Blue Jackets
Shoulder
March 3, 2024
Johnson will undergo surgery for a torn labrum and miss the rest of the 2023-24 season, Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Johnson tallied just six goals and 16 points through 42 NHL games this season. He also racked up 15 points during a 10-game stint with AHL Cleveland. The 21-year-old will spend the offseason recovering and an update on his status for training camp should be available later in the summer.
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2023–24 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    13:33
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:09
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2021–22
12:27
1:21
0:00
2022–23
14:31
1:46
0:00
2023–24
13:33
2:09
0:00
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2022 Fantasy Outlook
Johnson started last season at the University of Michigan and finished the year with Columbus. In between, he played for the Canadian Olympic team. He has since played for Canada at the World Championship and the delayed and since completed 2022 World Juniors. Johnson, the fifth-overall pick in 2021, is one of the most gifted offensive prospects in the NHL. He's an excellent puck handler and dynamic in open space. It would be great to see the Blue Jackets insert him on their top line alongside Johnny Gaudreau and Patrik Laine in 2022-23. While that seems unlikely to happen, Columbus is going to have to figure out a way to ensure Johnson gets significant ice time all season long.
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Sidelined indefinitely
CColumbus Blue Jackets
Upper Body
February 29, 2024
Johnson will be out indefinitely with an upper-body injury, the Blue Jackets announced Thursday.
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Notches helper in loss
CColumbus Blue Jackets
January 23, 2024
Johnson posted an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Oilers.
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Scoring surge continues
CColumbus Blue Jackets
January 3, 2024
Johnson scored his sixth goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Bruins.
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Two points against Sabres
CColumbus Blue Jackets
December 20, 2023
Johnson picked up a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 9-4 win over Buffalo.
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First career three-point game
CColumbus Blue Jackets
December 14, 2023
Johnson scored twice and added an assist in a 6-5 overtime win over the Maple Leafs on Thursday.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Could be healthy scratch
CColumbus Blue Jackets
October 10, 2023
Johnson could be a healthy scratch for Thursday's season opener versus Philadelphia, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
ANALYSIS
Coach Pascal Vincent evidently hasn't been thrilled with the pace of Johnson's play during training camp. Johnson, the fifth overall pick from the 2021 Draft, picked up 40 points through 79 contests last campaign.
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