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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.


Observations

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April 2022 – Johnson signed a three-year ELC with Columbus on Friday April 8 at the conclusion of his NCAA season for the University of Michigan. The contract will see the first year of the ELC completed with the completion of this NHL season. He amassed 37 points in 32 games, with 29 of those points being assists. Johnson is a supremely skilled forward who prefers to set up a play rather than finish it. Hopefully, in the NHL, he can pot for goals for fantasy GMs. Pat Quinn

 

July 2021 – Johnson was selected in the first round, 5th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

 

March 2021 – Michigan’s NCAA Tournament came to a premature end before they even played a game. Having been able to keep COVID out of the locker room in the new year, Michigan had to pull out of the tournament the day of their first game due to health and safety protocols. Johnson had a solid season where he was able to showcase his video game-like ability with the puck. He was just over a point-per-game player with Michigan putting up 27 points in 26 games. He may be one of the most highlight-heavy prospect