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Tyler Johnson | Center | #9

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 183
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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
Source: NHL.com

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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.
Source: NHLPA.com
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

Tyler Johnson is on the ice warming up for Sunday's match with the Stars.

Which is about as clear a sign as any that he's ready to return to action tonight. This will be his first game in nearly a month. Johnson has 19 goals and 44 points in 64 games.
Apr 2 - 5:46 PM

Tyler Johnson has missed the last 11 games with a lower-body injury.

He could be close to getting back in the fold, though. Johnson skated on Saturday in a regular practice jersey.
Apr 2 - 9:20 AM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) joined the Lightning for Thursday's morning skate.

Johnson doesn't have a specific return date, but he's hoping to return before the end of the regular season. "I better," Johnson said. "Otherwise I'll be pretty upset." As it is, Johnson has been sidelined for longer than he expected. He last played on March 9.
Mar 30 - 1:47 PM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) is expected to miss Thursday's game.

He didn't take part in Wednesday's practice. Johnson hasn't played since Mar. 9 because of a lower-body injury.
Mar 29 - 4:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Cedric Paquette
4Yanni Gourde
5Anthony Cirelli
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Chris Kunitz
5Dennis Yan
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Brayden Point
3Ryan Callahan
4J.T. Brown
5Gabriel Dumont
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Braydon Coburn
4Jake Dotchin
5Dan Girardi
6Andrej Sustr
7Slater Koekkoek
8Jamie McBain
9Mikhail Sergachev
G1Andrei Vasilevskiy
2Peter Budaj