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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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Updating a previous post, Tyler Johnson won't need surgery for his right wrist.
There was never much fear that Johnson would need surgery, but now it appears to have been officially ruled out. Which is good news for all parties involved. Johnson will look to build on his ever-growing annual point totals which have gone from 52 as a rookie, to 72 last season. Jun 26 - 6:52 PM

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Tyler Johnson may not need surgery to repair his broken right wrist after all.

It was thought that surgery would be necessary, but it appears that Johnson could heal without any procedure. Johnson himself doesn't believe the break "is that bad". Stay tuned for further updates on Johnson's health status.
Source: Tampa Times
Jun 20 - 9:56 AM

Tyler Johnson revealed that he suffered a broken right wrist early in the Stanley Cup Final loss to Chicago.

"Disappointing, you want to give 100-percent, especially in situation like this, really not capable of doing that," Johnson said after Monday's Game 6 and series loss. Johnson finished the series with just a goal and an assist, going pointless over the final three games with just four combined shots on goal. He is not expected to need surgery in order to recover.
Jun 16 - 12:18 AM

Despite leading the playoffs in goal scoring, Tyler Johnson was unable to lift his Lighting past the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Monday night.

Johnson finished the playoffs on a three-game slide, and without a goal in four. But he did finish with 13 goals, more than anyone else, and tied with Chicago's Patrick Kane for the points lead with 23. That may not provide much solace now for the 24 year old forward, but it will when it comes time to negotiate a new contract.
Jun 16 - 12:14 AM

Although the Lightning aren't saying anything it does appear that Tyler Johnson is playing hurt.

He is not taking faceoffs and seems to be slightly favouring a hand or arm when he's out on the ice. Johnson, who has continued to play at a high level despite the injury, is in a bit of a scoring drought which may be attributable to his alleged ailment. After scoring 12 goals in the first three rounds of the playoffs, Johnshon has tallied just once in Tampa's last eight post-season games. The Bolts are going to need Johnson to start scoring again if they are to defeat the Blackhawks, especially since Steven Stamkos is ice cold as well.
Jun 13 - 7:33 AM

Tyler Johnson recorded an assist in Tampa Bay's 3-2 victory over Chicago in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Johnson has registered at least a point in four of his last five contests. He's leading the playoff goal scoring race with 13 and he also has the most points overall with 23.
Jun 9 - 11:00 AM

Tyler Johnson didn't take part in Monday's optional skate.

This will add more fuel to the fire that Johnson is nursing a minor injury, but it's unlikely to prevent him from playing in Game 3 on Monday night. Johnson scored his league-leading 13th goal of the playoffs on Saturday night. He also leads all postseason scorers with 22 points in 22 games.
Jun 8 - 6:04 PM

While the Tampa Bay Lightning aren't giving any indication about his health, there are rumors that Tyler Johnson was banged up in a recent playoff game.

That's fueled speculation that the Bolts may inject Jonathan Drouin into the lineup in part to make up for Johnson possibly being less than 100 percent. It's possible the Lightning will use the standard 12 forward-six defensemen setup in Game 2 of the SCF against the Chicago Blackhawks after a run of contests with an extra blueliner in their lineup.
Jun 6 - 4:32 PM

Tyler Johnson is on the ice skating with his Triplet linemates during the Bolts' Saturday morning optional skate.

There was some speculation that Johnson was nursing some type of minor injury. If that is true, it doesn't look to be slowing him down.
Jun 6 - 10:54 AM

Tyler Johnson leads all players in goals and points heading into the Stanley Cup final.

Johnson has had a real coming out party in 2014-15, and that continued this postseason. The Lightning center has 12 goals and 21 points in 20 games in the postseason and he's been one of the main offensive catalysts for Tampa Bay. The line of Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov has been dominant for Tampa Bay. They will probably see a steady dose of Jonathan Toews' line in the Stanley Cup final.
Source: NHL.com
May 31 - 7:43 PM

Tyler Johnson and his triplet linemates will have their work cut out for them as they will no doubt see a lot of Duncan Keith in the Stanley Cup Finals.

With all due respect to the Rangers' Ryan McDonagh, Johnson, Ondrej Palet and Nikita Kucherov did not face a defenseman of the caliber of Keith in their series win against New York. It will be a major challenge for these young stars to have the same success they experienced in the playoffs thus far when the Bolts travel to Chicago where Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville will have the last line change and can match Keith up against them.
May 31 - 10:24 AM

Tyler Johnson picked up two assists in Tampa Bay's 7-3 loss to the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

He had the primary helper on both of Nikita Kucherov's third-period markers. Kucherov got his first goal of the match after the Rangers had built a 5-1 lead and his second came after Rick Nash made the score 6-2. Johnson currently leads the playoffs in scoring with 20 points in 19 games and the Lightning will need more of that to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. Tampa Bay will play the Rangers at Madison Square Garden in Game 7 on Friday night.
May 27 - 10:52 AM

It shouldn't be any surprise that Tyler Johnson leads Tampa Bay in scoring in games played in New York during their series.

Johnson collected a hat trick in Game 2's victory, plus a picked up an assist in Tampa Bay's only goal in Game 1's loss for a total of four points. Nikita Kucherov leads the team with a trio of assists in games played at Madison Square Garden thus far.
May 24 - 7:19 PM

Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov have had incredible chemistry throughout the regular season and playoffs.

The trio developed such great chemistry this season, that they have taken a lot of the pressure off Steve Stamkos. "They are the same kind of player as me, so the more you play with them, the more you watch them and see where they are going,’’ Kucherov said. "So watching Johnny and Paly make a move, in my head I would do the same thing, so they probably think the same way as me.’’ The Triplets have combined for 25 of Tampa Bay's 48 goals this postseason.
May 24 - 11:31 AM

Through the first four games of the Eastern Conference final between Tampa Bay and New York, it's Tyler Johnson who leads the series in scoring.

Incidentally, he also leads the whole NHL in scoring. But in the series, he has four goals and six points. He recorded a hat trick in Game 2, and was riding a three-game point streak until being held off the score sheet in Game 4. Regardless, Johnson leads the NHL with 12 goals and 18 points in 17 games this postseason.
Source: NHL.com
May 23 - 8:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Cedric Paquette
4Brenden Morrow
5Jonathan Marchessault
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3Jonathan Drouin
4J.T. Brown
5Erik Condra
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Anton Stralman
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy