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Jack Johnson | Defenseman | #7

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 227
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (3) / CAR
Contract: view contract details

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Jack Johnson will be a healthy scratch in Game 4 against the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.
Johnson still hasn't played in a playoff game this postseason. The 31-year-old had three goals and 1 11 points in 77 games this season. He had asked for a trade out of Columbus, but the team never delivered on that request. Scott Harrington, Taylor Chorney, Alex Broadhurst, Markus Hannikainen and goalie Jeff Zatkoff will also watch the game from the press box. Apr 19 - 7:15 PM

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Jack Johnson will be a healthy scratch in Game 3 against Washington on Tuesday night.

The 31-year-old had three goals and eight assists in 77 games this season. He was also scratched in the first two games of the series. Scott Harrington, Taylor Chorney, Markus Hannikainen, Alex Broadhurst and Jeff Zatkoff will also watch the game from the press box.
Apr 17 - 7:19 PM

Jack Johnson believes he'll be back in the lineup on Tuesday.

Johnson has served as a healthy scratch for five straight games. Markus Nutivaara is dealing with an upper-body injury though, so the Blue Jackets have to shake up their defensive pairings. The Blue Jackets have 10 defensemen at the moment, so they're dealing with a substantial logjam.
Apr 3 - 8:53 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets will have Jack Johnson as a healthy scratch today.

Johnson joins a long list that includes Scott Harrington, Taylor Chorney, Dean Kukan, Eric Robinson and Alex Broadhurst. Nick Foligno (lower body), Lukas Sedlak (upper body) and Josh Anderson (knee) will also miss the game.
Mar 31 - 3:57 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets will scratch Jack Johnson again tonight.

It'll be back-to-back games that Johnson sits for Columbus. He'll be joined in the press box by Taylor Chorney, Scott Harrington, Markus Hannikainen and Dean Kukan,
Mar 24 - 6:10 PM

Jack Johnson will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Florida Panthers.

Johnson and Brandon Dubinsky are among the veteran scratches for the Blue Jackets on Thursday night. The blue liner has three goals and 10 points in 74 games this season. Taylor Chorney, Scott Harrington, Markus Hannikainen and Dean Kukan are also expected to watch the game from the press box.
Mar 22 - 6:40 PM

Jack Johnson confirmed that he requested a trade.

"It's never good to let things fester, hold everything in," Johnson said. "I've been holding a lot of things in for many years here. Yeah, it's out. I own it, and I have nothing to hide. That's the situation. Like I said before, you're just trying to do what's best for your family … I think any husband or father can relate to that." Johnson is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and he's looking to sign what could be his last big contract. Meanwhile, his role with the Blue Jackets has declined this season, in part due to his inconsistent play, so he feel that an opportunity elsewhere might be best for him. As far as Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella is concerned, he trusts Johnson and understands where the blueliner is coming from. It doesn't seem like Johnson's trade request will make things awkward and as long as he's with the Blue Jackets, he should continue to do his best.
Jan 18 - 3:10 PM

Jack Johnson requested a trade weeks ago because he needs one more big contract.

Johnson feels that the Blue Jackets have a strong blueline and he is not getting the ice time needed for another big contract. He turned 31 on Saturday and wants the big deal to take care of his family as he had to declare bankruptcy four years ago. "It has been an inconsistent year for Jack," coach John Tortorella said. "If we’re going to have any sniff at all to play extra games after regular-season hockey, he has to be a part of it. We know that. He has to be a part of it. I believe he can be. I have so much respect for him because I know he’s such a great competitor. I think he’ll find his way. I thought he took a step in the right direction [Friday]. We tried to give him more ice. It’s easy to complain and be mad and show him video, but you have to give him an opportunity to answer, too. So we’re going to give Jack an opportunity here because he’s that important to us the second half of the season." Johnson has two goals and seven points in 45 games this year.
Jan 14 - 7:45 AM

Jack Johnson has allegedly asked the Blue Jackets to trade him.

Johnson, who has seen his role on the Blue Jackets blueline diminish with the emergence of both Zach Werenski and Seth Jones, wants a more primary role heading into an offseason in which he will be a free agent. He is currently fourth in playing time amongst Jackets' rearguards and is toiling on the third pairing alongside Scott Harrington. The trade request was allegedly made a week ago. Stay tuned for further developments.
Jan 13 - 10:02 AM

Jack Johnson is eager to get going this year after Columbus had a short playoff appearance on the heels of a superb regular season.

"I want to win. I just finished my 10th year, and my 11th year I want to win," said Johnson. "I hope every guy is taking the summer seriously, training and getting ready because whether you finished first in the regular season or snuck into the playoffs, if you lose in game five of the first round that's just not enough. So I'm definitely chomping at the bit, excited for next season because I'm excited every year." The Blue Jackets defender also stated that the Brandon Saad trade was tough for him because they were close friends, but he is looking forward to having Artemi Panarin as a teammate. Additionally, Johnson liked the stability of having one partner on the back end, David Savard, for the entire campaign.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 09:40:00 AM

Jack Johnson was left exposed for the expansion draft by Columbus on Sunday.

Though some insiders believe the Jackets have a deal in place with the Golden Knights, the 30-year-old could find himself on the move with his $4.4 million cap hit. Columbus' defense core hit their stride this season and were a team strength; losing Johnson would certainly sting.
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 12:39:00 AM

Jack Johnson scored the only goal for the Blue Jackets in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Johnson let a perfect wrister go from the top of the circle and beat Cam Ward for his 4th goal of the year. Johnson is now up to 21 points in 76 games with a plus-20 rating. With the season winding down, he appears to have clinched his first career season with a positive rating in the plus- category. He's only worth owning in deeper fantasy leagues.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 09:57:00 PM

Jack Johnson has reached the 20-point mark for the sixth time in his career, thanks to the assist he picked up in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Devils.

Johnson has just three goals this season, which is the fewest since his rookie season in 2007-08 with Los Angeles. He has 61 goals and 264 points in 700 career NHL games now.
Sun, Mar 19, 2017 06:23:00 PM

Jack Johnson was a plus-five on Saturday.

He combined beautifully with defense partner David Savard and also potted his third goal of the season. He has three goals and 17 points with a plus-14 rating. Johnson hit the 40 point mark in 2014-15 but with Zach Werenski and Seth Jones ahead of him offensively, it is unlikely he shall do so again in Columbus.
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 08:29:00 AM

Jack Johnson has four assists in his last four games.

That's quite the change of pace for Johnson, who had 12 points in 48 contests prior to his current hot streak. He did enjoy a 40-point campaign in 2014-15, but we wouldn't count of Johnson doing a lot offensively for the remainder of the season.
Wed, Feb 8, 2017 05:31:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Alexander Wennberg
2Nick Foligno
3Brandon Dubinsky
4Mark Letestu
5Lukas Sedlak
6Alex Broadhurst
LW1Artemi Panarin
2Pierre-Luc Dubois
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Calvert
5Markus Hannikainen
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Josh Anderson
3Thomas Vanek
4Oliver Bjorkstrand
5Sonny Milano
D1Zach Werenski
2Seth Jones
3Jack Johnson
4David Savard
5Ryan Murray
6Ian Cole
7Taylor Chorney
8Scott Harrington
9Dean Kukan
10Markus Nutivaara
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Joonas Korpisalo
3Jeff Zatkoff