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Fantasy Summary

A potential top-line center who thinks the game at a high level. He is crafty, creative, and can create dangerous plays. He has all the offensive tools to be an elite center in the NHL but will need to build a bigger frame.


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August 2020 – Johnson played this season with the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL. He had a fantastic year scoring 101 points in 52 games, leading the entire league in points, and also putting up similar numbers to Avalanche prospect, Alex Newhook. Johnson ended up winning the Vern Dye Memorial Trophy for the most valuable player, as well as the Brett Hull Trophy for the BCHL top scorer. Johnson’s game revolves around lots of skill and offensive consistency. He is very shifty, patient, and does a great job of creating space for himself to make a play. He is an extremely confident and gifted puck-handler who possesses strong fluid edgework and can fool any opposing player in any area on the ice. Whether it’s off the rush, in the corners, or just a quick cut back through traffic, Johnson is hard to beat. He could work on his first few strides, as they can be weak at times. While more of a playmaker, Johnson has an excellent shot too and isn’t afraid to take the puck to the net for a scoring opportunity, as he also had a great backhander. Combine all these abilities; Johnson makes up for a solid power-play performer. This season 14 of his goals were scored on the powerplay. Johnson can even play on the penalty kill unit if needed. He is not an undersized skater, but he does need to add some more muscle to his body. The late-2002 center will head to a stacked University of Michigan team of the NCAA next season. Clare McManus 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth October 18, 2002
Height 6‘1”
Weight 168 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 North Shore WC U15 A1PCBHL- - -- -|        
  Vancouver NW Hawks U18 AAABC U184 1 12 0|Playoffs5 1 01
 2017-2018 Burnaby Winter Club U18 PrepCSSHL U1835 29 4675 2|Playoffs3 2 13
  Trail Smoke EatersBCHL3 0 00 2|        
 2018-2019 Trail Smoke EatersBCHL57 20 2646 24|Playoffs12 7 512
 2019-2020 Trail Smoke EatersBCHL52 41 60101 14|Playoffs4 1 67
  Canada West U19WJAC-194 1 12 0|        
 2020-2021 Univ. of MichiganNCAA- - -- -|        

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