Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson was born January 13, 1987 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round (3rd overall) in 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Johnson is a graduate of the CCHA's University of Michigan Wolverines.

A physical defenceman with an offensive edge, Johnson spent two years at Shattuck-St. Mary's prep school, playing alongside future superstar and close friend Sidney Crosby. He went on to spend a few years with the U.S. National Team Development Program before he joined the University of Michigan blue-line. During his stint at Michigan, Johnson became a fan favorite for his physicality and end-to-end play.

Prior to his sophomore season at Michigan, Johnson and teammate Oleg Tverdovsky were dealt to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Tim Gleason and Eric Belanger. Johnson would go on to complete his season at Michigan and appear in five games with the L.A. Kings after signing an entry level contract with the club.

In Los Angeles, Johnson would begin to live up to the expectations placed on a high draft pick, providing stability on the back end for a young Kings team. For his efforts he was selected to be part of the US Olympic team that brought home the silver medal in a thrilling overtime final at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

On January 8, 2011, Johnson signed a seven-year extension with the Kings, but struggled during the 2011-12 campaign and on February 23, 2012, he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Jeff Carter.

Though Johnson struggled during the first half of the 201314 season, his play would improve in the second half. He recorded 22 points in the final 39 games to help the Blue Jackets clinch their first playoff berth since 2009. Thought the Blue Jackets would ultimately fall in the first round to the Pittsburgh Penguins, it was Johnson who led all Blue Jackets players in scoring, with three goals and seven points.

On the international stage, Johnson has represented the United States numerous times. This is highlighted by five IIHF World Championship appareances (2007, 2009-2012) where he won a Bronze Medal in 2007. He also represented the United State at the 2010 Winter Olympics.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2002-03 Shattuck-St. Mary's High-MN 48 15 27 42
2003-04 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-17 31 12 9 21 78
2003-04 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 29 3 12 15 93
2003-04 United States WJ18-A 6 2 0 2 18 -1
2004-05 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 26 5 9 14 86
2004-05 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 12 7 10 17 57
2004-05 United States WJ18-A 6 0 2 2 35 +7
2005-06 University of Michigan CCHA 38 10 22 32 149
2005-06 United States WJC-A 7 1 5 6 45 -4
2006-07 University of Michigan CCHA 36 16 23 39 87
2006-07 United States WJC-A 7 3 0 3 14 +1
2006-07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 5 0 0 0 18 -5
2006-07 United States WC-A 7 1 0 1 0 -1
2007-08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 74 3 8 11 76 -19
2008-09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 41 6 5 11 46 -18
2008-09 United States WC-A 9 5 2 7 10 +1
2009-10 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 8 28 36 48 -15 6 0 7 7 6
2009-10 United States Olympics 6 0 1 1 2 +2
2009-10 United States WC-A 6 0 3 3 4 +3
2010-11 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 5 37 42 44 -21 6 1 4 5 0
2010-11 United States WC-A 7 1 2 3 8 -4
2011-12 Los Angeles Kings NHL 61 8 16 24 24 -12
2011-12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 21 4 10 14 15 +5
2011-12 United States WC-A 8 3 1 4 16 0
2012-13 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 44 5 14 19 12 -5
2013-14 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 5 28 33 48 -7 6 3 4 7 4
2014-15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 79 8 32 40 44 -13
2015-16 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 60 6 8 14 25 -16
2016-17 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 5 18 23 32 +23 5 1 1 2 0
NHL Totals 711 63 204 267 432 23 5 16 21 10


CCHA All-Rookie Team (2006) CCHA First All-Star Team (2007) NCAA West First All-American Team (2007) Traded to Los Angeles by Carolina with Oleg Tverdovsky for Eric Belanger and Tim Gleason, September 29, 2006. Traded to Columbus by Los Angeles with Los Angeles' 1st round pick (Marko Dano) in 2013 NHL Draft for Jeff Carter, February 23, 2012.
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