Jack Johnson
D CBJ
2 days ago

Johnson is bogged down in a 10-game pointless streak.

EDGE Analysis

Considering Johnson barely broke the 20-point threshold last season (23), fantasy owners probably weren't expecting him to go back to being the 40-point producer he was in 2014-15, however, his one goal, three assist start to the year is subpar at best. Despite his lack of production, the Indiana native continues to log significant minutes on the blue line (18:36).

Jack Johnson
D CBJ
1 month ago

Johnson has yet to record a point this season, though he's gone plus-2 through three games.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old blueliner owns a pitiful minus-101 rating over 714 career games between the Kings and Blue Jackets, but it looks like he's focusing heavily on maintaining steady own-zone production after turning in a plus-23 mark last season. Fantasy owners have to hope it doesn't come at the expense of lackluster offensive numbers, though.

Jack Johnson
D CBJ
5 months ago

Johnson was not on the Blue Jackets' protected list for the upcoming expansion draft, but is rumored to be one of the players the Golden Knights have agreed not to select in exchange for Columbus' first-round pick (24th overall) in the 2017 draft, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

The blueliner may not have been of much interest to the expansion team anyway as a 30-year-old with one year remaining on his contract, but Johnson will remain in Columbus and reprise his role on the team's second pairing with David Savard. The duo formed a steady complement to the young and extremely talented Seth Jones and Zach Werenski on the top pairing, helping Johnson post a career-best plus-23 rating last season in addition to his five goals and 23 points.

Jack Johnson
D CBJ
7 months ago

Johnson might have his ice time reduced over the final two games of the regular season, Tom Reed of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Blue Jackets' depth on the blue line has been tested down the stretch with both Zach Werenski (shoulder) and Ryan Murray (hand) sidelined, and now that their first-round playoff matchup is set in stone, coach John Tortorella may want to give his key defensemen a bit of a break prior to their postseason showdown with the Penguins. Johnson has carried a heavy load this season, averaging 21:47 a night, and if Werenski can't return for the start of the playoffs that ice time will probably increase with Johnson and David Savard forming the Jackets' most reliable defensive duo. Getting fewer shifts this weekend might help keep some pep in Johnson's postseason step.

Jack Johnson
D CBJ
8 months ago

Johnson posted a goal with three blocked shots in Sunday's 3-2 loss against the Capitals.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson has managed just 23 points this season, but he is working on a three-game point streak with two goals and an assist. It's better late than never. He has managed a solid plus-21 rating with 87 hits and 127 blocked shots to help fantasy owners in deeper pools.

Jack Johnson
D CBJ
8 months ago

Johnson recorded a power-play assist and registered three shots on net during Friday's win over Buffalo.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran defenseman has turned in a respectable fantasy campaign for deep seasonal settings because of his cross-category production. His 18 points don't move the needle, but with 96 shots, 104 blocked shots, 76 hits and a plus-19 rating, Johnson isn't a fantasy plug. Just keep expectations in check because he isn't going to pile on the offensive numbers.

Jack Johnson
D CBJ
9 months ago

Johnson scored the game-winning goal Saturday in a 7-0 victory over the Islanders. He finished plus-5.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson has never grown into the promise of a third-overall pick, but he's been steady for the Jackets. His offense is thin these days -- JJ now sits with three goals and 17 points in 59 games. But his team counts on him for more than scoring. Unfortunately, that makes Johnson a marginal fantasy play in all but the deepest of formats.

Jack Johnson
D CBJ
9 months ago

Johnson registered two assists over 26:01 of ice time during Friday's overtime loss to Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

January was a month to forget for Johnson, as he posted a minus-8 rating and collected just three assists. The 30-year-old defenseman still boasts a plus-14 rating, but his offensive numbers (two goals and 15 points) and peripheral contributions (61 shots, 26 PIM, 61 hits and 88 blocked shots) hardly move the fantasy needle. Don't fret leaving Johnson on the waiver wire in seasonal leagues or fading him in daily contests. Friday's two-point showing was more of a blip on the radar than a sign of things to come.

Jack Johnson
D CBJ
11 months ago

Johnson picked up an assist and was a plus-2 in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Long one of the biggest plus/minus sinks in the NHL -- in 10 previous seasons, Johnson had never recorded a positive rating, with his minus-7 in 2011-12 being his best effort over a full schedule -- he's completely transformed his game this season, and Johnson (plus-20) and his blue line partner David Savard (plus-23) both now sit in the top 10 in the league in that category. He only has one goal and nine points in 34 games, limiting his fantasy appeal, but with the Blue Jackets riding high and winning a franchise record 14 straight games, Johnson will likely continue to be an asset in plus/minus.

Jack Johnson
D CBJ
11 months ago

Johnson picked up a goal and an assist in the 6-2 victory over the Islanders on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The score was Johnson's first of the season. He had six last season in just 60 games, so it was nice to finally see the 29-year-old break his goalless streak. Columbus is on a six-game winning streak, and during that stretch, Johnson has a goal and four points with a plus-4 rating. He now has seven points this season.