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Tyler Johnson | Center

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 182
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Tyler Johnson scored one goal and two assists in Sunday's 5-4 loss to Colorado.
Johnson picked up a point in each period. He helped set up Ondrej Palat in the first period, he scored a goal of his own in the second period and he picked up the primary assist on Nikita Kucherov's third period goal. The 24-year-old now has 23 goals and 59 points in 60 games this season. He has scored 30 points in his last 30 games. Feb 22 - 9:59 PM

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Tyler Johnson added to his team lead in points with a goal in Monday night's 3-2 loss to the Kings.

The goal made it 3-2 with just 37 seconds left in the game. He's now tied with Nikita Kucherov for second on the team with 21 goals, and first with 55 points. Two ahead of Steve Stamkos.
Feb 17 - 4:05 AM

Tyler Johnson buried his 20th goal in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

He scored on the power play on his only credited shot of the game. Johnson also concluded the contest with a minus-3 rating. It's been a tremendously successful season for the sophomore center. He has racked up 54 points in 55 games, which ties him for sixth in the NHL scoring race.
Feb 13 - 10:02 AM

Tyler Johnson scored two third period goals to help the Lightning break a third period tie and secure a 5-3 win over the Dallas Stars on Thursday.

The 24-year-old's 18th and 19th markers of the season came at an ideal moment for his squad, extending their lead atop the Eastern Conference. Johnson now has 51 points in 51 games so far. He is 10th in league scoring ahead of big name players like Alex Ovechkin, John Tavares and his teammate, Steven Stamkos.
Feb 6 - 12:22 AM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) was able to play on Tuesday against Carolina.

He was listed as a game-time call going into the match after missing the All-Star Game because of a lower-body ailment. Johnson didn't register a point in a 4-2 loss.
Jan 28 - 1:49 AM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) participated in Tuesday's morning skate.

Johnson remains a game-time decision for Tuesday's contest though. "You can’t really read too much into (taking line rushes) though," Johnson said. "Today was a little bit better (than Monday’s practice) but it’s still just a morning skate and it’s tough to do any game type of stuff." He has 17 goals and 48 points in 47 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 27 - 3:27 PM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against Carolina.

He took part in Monday's practice, but coach Jon Cooper said he's still day-to-day. Johnson wasn't able to play in the All-Star Game because of a lower-body injury, but he's still eligible to play because he participated in All-Star weekend events.
Jan 26 - 3:52 PM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) will be eligible to play on Tuesday if he's ready.

He participated in All-Star weekend events even though he missed the skills competition and game due to a lower-body injury.
Jan 26 - 11:18 AM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) will not play in Sunday’s All-Star Game, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.

Unlike players who dropped out last-minute because of injuries and never came to the event, Johnson will be eligible to play in the Lightning’s first game after the break because he is in Columbus. Tampa Bay visits the Hurricanes on Jan. 27. Johnson has 17 goals and 48 points this season. It’s unclear if the NHL will allow rookie Mike Hoffman to participate in the game so that Team Toews fields a complete lineup.
Jan 24 - 10:43 PM

USA TODAY Sports NHL columnist Kevin Allen thinks that Tyler Johnson could be Team USA’s No. 1 center at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

The 2014 All-Star has emerged as a "possible difference-maker," Allen said. Johnson has 48 points and a plus-26 rating this season in 46 games. He has also been a total steal in fantasy leagues as the Lightning’s second-line center. "The offense and creativity were always there, but it's the skating that has really taken another step ahead," said TSN’s Craig Button.
Jan 24 - 7:08 PM

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson will skip the 2015 All-Star Game skills competition because of a lower-body injury.

Johnson's been nursing some issues, so it makes sense that he's at least taking this event off on Saturday night.
Jan 24 - 5:11 PM

Tyler Johnson made an unexpected return to the lineup Thursday night.

"I had to beg to get on the ice (for the morning skate), I wasn't even supposed to be on the ice," said Johnson, who sat out Tuesday's game with a lower-body injury. "But I felt all right to play and I hate watching games. I've played with worse and felt I should get out there. It kind of worked out." He registered a pair of assists on third period goals by Ondrej Palat to give the Lightning a 3-2 comeback win over Edmonton.
Jan 16 - 11:39 AM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) returned to action on Thursday January 15.

Johnson missed Tuesday's game due to the injury. He had two assists and logged 17:35 minutes of ice time in his return.
Jan 16 - 3:04 AM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) practiced Thursday in a red, no-contact jersey.

Coach Jon Cooper said the session was "encouraging," but Johnson won't play Thursday. He still might return before the All-Star break, but he isn't sure if he'll be able to take part in the game. "It's really cool, but if it's missing an All-Star game or missing a regular-season game, I'd miss the All-Star game before that," Johnson said. "I'm more worried about the team right now. That's priority No. 1. Whatever's going to help the team, whether it'd be going to that or resting, that's what you have to do."
Jan 15 - 5:56 PM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) won't play in Tuesday's contest.

Johnson sustained the injury on Monday and couldn't finish that game as a result. The good news is that he's not expected to be sidelined for long. In fact, he might even play again before the All-Star break. He has 17 goals and 46 points in 43 contests in 2014-15. The Lightning have called up Vladislav Namestnikov to help fill the void.
Jan 13 - 12:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Alex Killorn
4Brenden Morrow
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3Brett Connolly
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Anton Stralman
4Matt Carle
5Radko Gudas
6Andrej Sustr
7Mark Barberio
8Nikita Nesterov
9Luke Witkowski
10Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy