Jack Johnson D CLS 2 hours ago

Johnson supplied the game-winning goal in Tuesday's overtime victory over the Devils.

The backhanded tally was Johnson's seventh of the season, which represents his highest total for a season since 2011-12. The blueliner is still sitting on an ugly minus-16 rating, but with three points in his last four games -- all of which have been Columbus victories -- he should make for a solid activation.

Jack Johnson D CLS 2 weeks ago

Johnson set up Mark Letestu's game-tying goal in an eventual shootout victory over the Oilers on Wednesday.

Johnson is just two points of besting last season's mark of 33, and will more than likely finish with the second-best scoring total of his career when 2014-15 comes to a close. Unfortunately, the Jackets' collective struggles this season have inhibited his fantasy value a bit, as he currently sits on a minus-18 plus/minus rating. Johnson has also had difficulty finding the net of late, as he's been without a goal since Jan. 29.

Jack Johnson D CLS 1 month ago

Johnson picked up a power-play assist Sunday, but it wasn't enough as the Blue Jackets lost to the Penguins, 5-3.

With 23 helpers on the season, Johnson is quite the skilled passer from the blue line. However, it's worth knowing if your league counts stats for plus/minus, as Johnson is a liability in that area at minus-18.

Jack Johnson D CLS 2 months ago

Johnson racked up an assist, four hits and a blocked shot in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Kings.Johnson is a decent contributor with the puck but you have to take the good with the bad. He isn't afraid to lay the smash on opponents and fight for loose pucks. However, he's a minus-17 on the year, which is cringe worthy for leagues counting that stat.

Jack Johnson D CLS 2 months ago

Johnson netted a goal in Thursday's loss to the Panthers.

Johnson is holding down a half-point-per-game scoring pace (23 points in 44 contests) for just the second time in his career. However, the production has been often muted by his ghastly minus-23 rating, which ranks as the third-worst mark in the NHL. Players on truly awful squads like the Sabres and Oilers are surrounding him in that category, and while the Jackets aren't quite as bad as those teams, they're probably not good enough for Johnson to notice much recovery in that category in the second half.

Jack Johnson D CLS 3 months ago

Johnson notched his fourth goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Islanders.

With 20 points through 37 games, Johnson is on track to submit his best offensive season since 2010-11. Unfortunately, those efforts have been bogged down by a minus-21 rating, a mark that doesn't figure to rise dramatically while the Blue Jackets look to be one of the weaker teams in the Eastern Conference.

Jack Johnson D CLS 3 months ago

Johnson gathered two assists and finished with a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 6-2 victory over the Bruins.

It was one of the rare occasions in which Johnson has been on the positive side of the plus/minus ledger, as his minus-20 rating for the season still ranks last in the league. While the Blue Jackets are far from a buzzsaw, it's hard to imagine Johnson's rating taking a much steeper hit, and given the volatile nature of the statistic, it could even rebound from here. The ugly minus-20 mark still hasn't drained Johnson of value, as he's on pace for a career-best 46-point season on the strength of his prowess on the power play, where he's collected 13 of his 18 points.

Jack Johnson D CLS 4 months ago

Johnson scored his second goal of the season in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Penguins, extending his point streak to four games.

The Blue Jackets are on fire right now, winning six straight games, and Johnson is reaping the benefits. The defenseman now has 14 points in 26 games on the season, although his atrocious minus-18 rating makes him tough to roster.

Jack Johnson D CLS 4 months ago

Johnson scored the equalizer in the third period of Friday's eventual 4-3 shootout loss to the Bruins.

It was his first goal of the season, but with eight points in 16 games Johnson is actually on pace for his best season since 2010-2011. His decision to file for bankruptcy made headlines, but it doesn't seem like it will affect his performance.

Jack Johnson D CLS 4 months ago

Johnson has filed for bankruptcy, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Piles of debt after years of financial mismanagement by Johnson's parents, to whom he'd given control of his earnings, have apparently left the defenseman with no other options. A court hearing on the matter is scheduled for January. Johnson has seven points, all assists, and an ugly minus-12 rating through 15 games but the latter is mostly due to the patchwork nature of the Jackets' lineup around him rather than his off-ice troubles.