Player Page

Tyler Johnson | Center

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 182

Latest News

Recent News

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

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


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

Tyler Johnson scored his fourth shorthanded goal of the season in Tampa Bay's 4-3 shootout loss against Phoenix Monday.

Johnson is tied with Boston's Brad Marchand for the most shorthanded markers in the league. The rookie forward has recorded three goals and an assist during a four-game point streak. Johnson has remained a solid producer despite getting bumped down the depth chart due to Steve Stamkos' return.
Mar 11 - 9:20 AM

As expected, Tyler Johnson has been centering Tampa's third line since the return of Steve Stamkos.

The Bolts will ice the following top-three lines against the Bruins Saturday night: Alex Killorn-Stamkos-Teddy Purcell, Ryan Callahan-Valtteri Filppula-Nikita Kucherov, Ondrej Palat-Johnson-Richard Panik. Adjust your roster accordinlgy.
Mar 8 - 10:33 AM

Tyler Johnson was the lone Tampa Bay goal scorer in a 3-1 loss to Buffalo Thursday night.

Johnson's shorthanded tally late in the game broke Jhonas Enroth's shutout bid and was his 19th goal of the season. Victor Hedman picked up the only assist on the marker.
Mar 6 - 10:18 PM

Tyler Johnson potted a goal in the Bolts’ 4-2 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday night, snapping a seven game scoring slump.

Johnson has 18 goals and 20 assists this season through 62 games. He didn't take part in the morning skate because he's still nursing a sore foot.
Mar 4 - 11:09 PM

Tyler Johnson (foot) is slated to play Thursday.

The rookie forward has been bothered by a foot injury since Feb. 4, but he played through it before the break. Johnson has picked up 17 goals and 37 points in 58 games this season to place him second among first-year scorers in both categories. Keep him active if you normally would.
Feb 26 - 8:09 AM

Tyler Johnson skated on his own on Friday but appears to be on track to play Thursday when NHL play resumes.

Johnson has been hampered by a foot injury since blocking a shot in a February 4th game against Minnesota. He expects to dress for Thursday's contest.
Feb 22 - 11:09 AM

Tyler Johnson didn't skate Wednesday and he was seen sporting a walking boot.

He was suffering from a bruised left foot. The Lightning rookie ranks second among first-year players with 17 goals and 37 points in 58 games. He's projected to be OK in time to play for Tampa Bay on Feb. 27, but we'll let you know if we hear otherwise.
Feb 19 - 4:49 PM

Tyler Johnson netted a hat trick for the Lightning on Saturday night in their 5-2 win over the Avalanche.

Johnson has flown under the radar this season in the rookie of the year race, but his 10-point January has him tied with the Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon for first among rookies with 34 points. Johnson also has 16 goals and points in five consecutive games. Mark Barberio and Valtteri Filppula, who also had an assist, picked up the other goals. Victor Hedman had three helpers.
Jan 25 - 10:14 PM

Tyler Johnson's play while Steve Stamkos has been out of the lineup has really impressed the Lightning coaching staff.

The rookie pivot really stepped up his game. As a result, Johnson was rewarded with extra playing time. He leads all rookie forwards in ice time averaging 18:30 and has 31 points, good for second amongst rookie scorers. It will be interesting to see what happens to Johnson once Stamkos returns from injury. He is likely going to move down to the third line as Stamkos and Valeri Filpulla are ahead of him on the center depth chart. That will no doubt hurt his fantasy value going forward. That said, Johnson has a bright future in the NHL.
Jan 25 - 12:39 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steve Stamkos
2Valtteri Filppula
3Tyler Johnson
4Nate Thompson
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Ryan Malone
4Tom Pyatt
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Teddy Purcell
3J.T. Brown
4Nikita Kucherov
5Richard Panik
6B.J. Crombeen
D1Victor Hedman
2Matt Carle
3Radko Gudas
4Sami Salo
5Eric Brewer
6Brian Lee
7Mark Barberio
8Keith Aulie
9Mike Kostka
10Mattias Ohlund
11Andrej Sustr
G1Ben Bishop
2Anders Lindback
3Kristers Gudlevskis