Ross Johnston

New York Islanders
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Fantasy Summary

While he does see some time in front on the power play, he is largely ineffective even in this role. He is not rosterable in any format that doesn’t count AHL PIM.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 2.5
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 18, 1994
Height 6‘5”
Weight 225 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

March 2019 – Johnston has spent more time in the press box this season than the ice, as he has been pushed out of fourth line duties by the return of Matt Martin. In 13 games, he is only averaging 7:55 of time on ice with one goal and three assists. There is a reason Johnston is significantly low-owned in fantasy leagues. There is no need to give him any consideration for the foreseeable future unless your league values hits and penalty minutes. However, he will need to find a place in the lineup before he can start putting up points in those categories. Nate Duffett

November 2017 – The Islanders signed Ross Johnston after his Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL) season ended in 2015. Now in his third season with Bridgeport (AHL), Johnston is trying to carve out a niche that makes him more useful on an organizational depth chart. Johnston notched 15 points and 135 penalty minutes in 62 AHL games last season and is off to a decent start here in 2017-18. With seven points and 53 PIMs in 18 games, Johnston is trying to put his power-forward pants on as opposed to just being the team’s bouncer. As a 6-5, 225 pound left winger and a willing combatant, it can be tough to ignore the 23-year-old undrafted free agent. Michael Farkas


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2007-2008 Sherwood Falcons Bantam AAA PEIBAAA 24 11 10 21 50 | Playoffs 12 8 7 15 20 
 2008-2009 Sherwood Falcons Bantam AAA PEIBAAA 28 12 13 25 68 | Playoffs 8 4 2 6 10 
 2010-2011 Charlottetown Pride Mdgt AAA NBPEIMMHL 34 20 37 57 109 | Playoffs 5 5 3 8 20 
  Summerside Western Capitals MJAHL 2 2 1 3 4 |          
 2011-2012 Summerside Western Capitals MJAHL 23 12 17 29 55 |          
  Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 38 2 5 7 55 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2012-2013 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 53 12 15 27 96 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
 2013-2014 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 60 10 15 25 139 | Playoffs 5 0 3 3
 2014-2015 Charlottetown Islanders QMJHL 44 18 14 32 124 | Playoffs 10 4 7 11 28 
  Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 New York Islanders NHL 1 0 0 0 4 |          
  Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 39 1 3 4 79 |          
  Kansas City Mavericks ECHL 13 4 7 11 23 | Playoffs 5 3 1 4 10 
 2016-2017 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 62 8 7 15 135 |          
 2017-2018 New York Islanders NHL 24 3 3 6 62 |          
  Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 38 3 8 11 113 |          
 2018-2019 New York Islanders NHL 17 1 3 4 23 |          
 2019-2020 New York Islanders NHL - - - - - |          

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