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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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The Tampa Bay Lightning have inked Tyler Johnson to a three-year/$10 million extension.
Johnson was scheduled to become a restricted free agent. He had 24 goals and 26 assists in 82 games in 2013-14 and is a Calder Trophy nominee. He was also the second rookie in the league's history to finish a season with five shorthanded and five power-play goals. May 23 - 3:31 PM

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Tyler Johnson scored a pair of late goals for the United States in a 4-3 quarterfinal loss to the Czech Republic on Thursday.

The defeat eliminated the Americans from the 2014 World Hockey Championship, but Johnson made it interesting after the Czechs took a 4-1 lead. He enjoyed an excellent tournament after he finished his NHL season with a Calder Trophy nomination.
May 22 - 1:26 PM

Tyler Johnson is playing in all situations for Team USA and he's enjoying the experience of playing in the World Hockey Championship.

"It's been fun. I like to be one of the guys that makes a difference. I like to feel like I can do that," he said. "And to have the opportunity that I've been having and to be able to play as much in the situations that I have, I've been just trying to help the team out as much as possible. So it's been great. I don't really look at it as No. 1 center or anything like that. I'm just trying to help the team out and help everyone move on." Johnson is the only forward on the team averaging more than 20 minutes per contest. He contributed four goals and seven points in seven games during the preliminary round.
May 22 - 10:54 AM

Tyler Johnson recorded the game-winning goal, as Team USA fended off Switzerland by a score of 3-2 on Saturday at the World Hockey Championship.

He also earned an assist on a goal by Craig Smith. Former Florida Panthers winger Peter Mueller had the other marker for the United States in the win.
May 10 - 4:26 PM

Tyler Johnson had a strong game in the U.S.'s 6-1 win over Belarus in the preliminary round of the IIHF World Hockey Championships.

The Bolts' rookie registered two assists and won 10 of 17 faceoffs in 16:26 of playing time. Johnson was one of the NHL's top first-year players and is one of three finalists for the Calder Trophy awarded to the league's top rookie.
May 10 - 11:19 AM

Tyler Johnson is honored to be playing for Team USA at the 2014 World Hockey Championships.

"Any time you can wear the red, white and blue, it's a tremendous honor," said Johnson. "I had a great time doing it at World Juniors, and obviously, I wish we were in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but for me to have this opportunity is something special, and it's going to be a lot of fun." The United States will open the tournament on Friday against host country Belarus.
May 9 - 7:53 AM

Tyler Johnson will suit up for the United States in the World Hockey Championships.

He registered 24 goals and 50 points in 82 games to finish third in the league in rookie scoring. Johnson earned himself a nomination for the Calder Trophy as a result of his superb year for the Lightning.
Apr 25 - 7:49 AM

Tyler Johnson has been nominated for the Calder Trophy.

Johnson was one of two Lightning players that were selected as a finalist for the rookie of the year award. He doesn't have much of a chance of winning, but he had a strong season with 24 goals, 26 assists, and a plus-23 rating.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 23 - 12:03 PM

Tyler Johnson got his first NHL postseason marker in Game 4's 4-3 loss to Montreal.

He tied the game at 3-3 in the third period, but Montreal scored a late power-play marker to eliminate in the Lightning in four straight games. Johnson had two points and 11 shots in the series. The rookie forward amassed 24 goals and 50 points in 82 contests this year.
Apr 23 - 9:20 AM

Tyler Johnson notched a goal and a helper in Thursday's 4-2 win over Philadelphia.

His 24th goal of the season was the first of the contest and he picked up a helper on Eric Brewer's game-winning tally in the third period. Johnson has recorded 50 points in 80 games during his rookie season.
Apr 11 - 8:28 AM

According to Elias Sports Bureau, Tyler Johnson became just the second rookie in NHL history to record at least five shorthanded goals and five power-play goals in a season.

He was the first to accomplish the feat since Dennis Maruk of the California Golden Seals did it in 1975-76. "That's an honor I didn't realize," Johnson said. "That's pretty cool, but obviously the bigger deal was to get the win and clinch that playoff spot, and hopefully we can continue with it and get better." He has enjoyed a great rookie season and his versatility should make him a valuable fantasy asset moving forward as well.
Apr 3 - 10:59 AM

Tyler Johnson netted the game-winning goal in Tampa Bay's 3-1 victory against Montreal on Tuesday.

His 23rd marker of the year tied him with Steve Stamkos for most by a rookie in the franchise's history. It also came shorthanded which ties Boston's Brad Marchand for the most in the league, at five apiece. Johnson has 48 points in 76 games this season, which ranks him third among rookies in scoring.
Apr 2 - 11:19 AM

Tyler Johnson produced a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay's 5-3 win over Toronto on Wednesday.

He has 22 markers and 44 points in 69 games to rank third among all rookies in scoring. Johnson has been hot this month with five goals and two helpers in his last eight matches.
Mar 20 - 11:14 AM

Tyler Johnson is two goals shy of tying Steven Stamkos' rookie team record.

Stamkos scored 23 goals in his first campaign during the 2008-09 season. "When I come into a season, I don't try to think about goals and assist totals or anything like that," Johnson said. "I'm just trying to play and be a contributing factor to the team winning games. Whether it's points or blocking shots or playing on the penalty kill, whatever it entails. But it's been a pretty good year. I've had some luck playing with some pretty great players. It's been fun." He's slated to play on the wing with Stamkos and Alex Killorn on Saturday night.
Mar 15 - 2:14 PM

Tyler Johnson is playing on a line with Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn.

At least for now they are. The Bolts are going to ice the following other scoring units against New Jersey Saturday night: Ondrej Palat-Valteri Filppula-Ryan Callahan and Teddy Purcell-Taylor Pyatt-Richard Panik. Johnson and Killorn benefit greatly from this alignment as they will get first-line minutes with Stamkos. Palat and Filppula have looked great together on the second line alongside Callahan. The big loser in all of this is Purcell, who will play with Pyatt and Panik, two players not known for the offensive abilites. Adjust your roster accordingly.
Mar 15 - 11:18 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Valtteri Filppula
3Tyler Johnson
4Brian Boyle
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Alex Killorn
4Brenden Morrow
5Brett Connolly
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3J.T. Brown
4Richard Panik
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Matt Carle
4Anton Stralman
5Radko Gudas
6Eric Brewer
7Mark Barberio
8Andrej Sustr
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov