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Tyler Johnson | Center | #9

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 183
Contract: view contract details

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Tyler Johnson scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Johnson opened the scoring with a power play goal late in the first period. He also helped set up Mikhail Sergachev's goal in the second frame to make it 2-0 for the Bolts. Johnson finished the game with two shots on goal and two hits in 14:25 of ice time. The Lightning forward is now up to four goals and three assists in 10 games this season. Vladislav Namestnikov, Ryan Callahan and Nikita Kucherov also found the back of the net for the Lightning. Oct 24 - 9:58 PM

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Tyler Johnson potted his third goal of 2017-18 in Monday's 3-2 win against Detroit.

Johnson opened the scoring with a shorthanded tally near the midway mark of the first period. He has a three-game point streak, with a goal in each of his last two outings.
Oct 17 - 10:15 AM

Tyler Johnson will likely play between Alex Killorn and Ryan Callahan on opening night against Florida.

The trio was together for Monday's practice. Coach Jon Cooper could still move around some pieces before Friday, but that seems to be a combination he will start with.
Oct 2 - 6:04 PM

Tyler Johnson said the long summer off has helped his body recover from the various injuries he's been dealing with.

The Lightning didn't make the playoffs last season, which means they had extra time off in April. "Injuries come when your body gets fatigued, that's pretty much what happens," Johnson said. "Sometimes you get some unlucky things here and there, but a lot of times it's fatigue. In a way, it was nice to have that break to relax. I've never had that before. But those summers are way too long. I'd rather not have them." Since becoming a full-time NHLer in 2013-14, Johnson has played more than 70 games just twice.
Sep 2 - 12:28 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Tyler Johnson to a seven-year, $35 million contract extension.

Johnson was a restricted free agent and had filed for arbitration. This contract offers him a pay bump from his completed three-year, $10 million deal, but his new $5 million annual cap hit will be a steal, bust, or anything in between. That's because Johnson has had a career of extremes thus far. He had a 50-point rookie season to place third in Calder Trophy voting and followed that up with a 72-point sophomore campaign. However, he struggled in 2015-16 14 goals and 38 points in 69 games and while he bounced back last season with 44 points in 66 contests, it was still considerably shy of his peak. If he can stay healthy and bounce back to his 2014-15 levels then this contract will look great for Tampa Bay, but of course that's far from certain and the Lightning are consequently taking a significant risk given the length of this deal.
Jul 10 - 7:36 PM

Tyler Johnson has filed for salary arbitration.

Johnson recorded 72 points in 2014-15, but he took a step back over the last two campaigns with a combined 33 goals and 83 points in 135 contests. His last contract was worth $10 million over three years.
Jul 5 - 7:30 PM

Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman said he's had contract talks regarding Tyler Johnson.

Yzerman also said he has spoken with the representatives of fellow pending restricted free agents Jonathan Drouin and Ondrej Palat. He is confident that the Lightning can sign all three players to new deals.
Jun 6 - 11:37 AM

Tyler Johnson will be a restricted free agent this summer.

He wants to stay with the Lightning, but his stock has taken a hit over the last two seasons, mostly due to injuries. The two sides will probably come to terms on an agreement. Johnson amassed 29 goals and 72 points in 77 games during the 2014-15 campaign. He has also been a productive playoff performer during his brief NHL career.
Apr 17 - 11:23 AM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) is not expected to play in Sunday's finale against Buffalo.

If so, his season ends with 19 goals and 45 points in 66 games. Not too shabby all things considered.
Source: Corey Long
Apr 9 - 4:27 PM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) won't play on Friday against Montreal.

Tough blow for the Lightning in a must-win game.
Apr 7 - 7:05 PM

Tyler Johnson's lower-body issue had been lingering before it became too much handle on Tuesday night.

"Give Johnson a lot of credit. He's been trying to game it out," coach Jon Cooper said. "But the Boston game, he ran into a couple tough situations. We need him feeling better than he was in the Boston game or he won't be able to go. I know he has been fighting it." Johnson sat out 11 contests rencetly with a lower-body injury and he wasn't able to play on Thursday night. It's unclear right now if he will play Friday night against Montreal.
Apr 7 - 9:48 AM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) will be scratched from Thursday's match with Toronto.

Through 66 games thus far he has posted 19 goals and 45 points along with 46 hits. Consider him day-to-day, for now.
Apr 6 - 7:20 PM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) is a game-time decision on Thursday.

Johnson was able to play through the injury on Tuesday, but that doesn't necessarily mean he'll be allowed to do that again. "We need him feeling better than he was in Boston game or he won't be able to go. He's fighting it," Lightning coach Jon Cooper explained. Johnson has 19 goals and 45 points in 66 games this season.
Apr 6 - 1:28 PM

Tyler Johnson played through a lower-body injury on Tuesday night.

Johnson logged 15:32 of ice time in the contest. It's unclear at this time if he will be able to suit up on Thursday night versus Toronto. The Lightning called up Cory Conacher and Michael Bournival on Wednesday as potential replacements.
Apr 5 - 6:25 PM

Tyler Johnson recorded an assist during his return from a lower-body injury in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Stars.

Johnson's previous game was on March 9 due to the injury. He has 19 goals and 45 points in 65 games this season.
Apr 2 - 10:29 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steven Stamkos
2Brayden Point
3Tyler Johnson
4Gabriel Dumont
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Vladislav Namestnikov
2Ondrej Palat
3Alex Killorn
4Chris Kunitz
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Yanni Gourde
3Ryan Callahan
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Mikhail Sergachev
3Anton Stralman
4Jake Dotchin
5Braydon Coburn
6Dan Girardi
7Slater Koekkoek
8Andrej Sustr
G1Andrei Vasilevskiy
2Peter Budaj