|6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
225 lb (102 kg)
|NHL Team||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|Born||January 13, 1987,|
Indianapolis, IN, USA
|NHL Draft||3rd overall, 2005|
|Pro Career||2007 – present|
John Joseph Louis "Jack" Johnson III (born January 13, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played for the Los Angeles Kings.
Jack Johnson attended Shattuck-Saint Mary's Boarding School in Minnesota. As a sophomore during the 2002–2003 hockey season, he helped the team win the U.S. National Championship.
Johnson was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round, third overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft from the Team USA under-18 national team, but did not immediately jump to the NHL, instead playing for the University of Michigan in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. In his freshman season, Johnson set school records for points (32) and penalty minutes (149) by a freshman defenseman. After his freshman season, however, with the Hurricanes needing a defenseman and Johnson having committed to another collegiate season (the Hurricanes had tried to sign him after his freshman season ended), Canes' GM Jim Rutherford traded Johnson's rights on September 29, 2006, along with Oleg Tverdovsky, to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Tim Gleason and Éric Bélanger.
After his rights were traded, Johnson played one more season for the Wolverines, setting the school record for the most goals (16) by a sophomore defenseman in a single season and was named the CCHA Offensive Defenseman of the Year. During his tenure at Michigan, Johnson became a fan favorite for his physicality and end-to-end play.
After Michigan lost in the West Regional Semifinals of the 2007 NCAA Tournament, rather than return to Michigan and finish the semester, Johnson jumped to the NHL and signed his entry-level contract with the Kings in March 2007, making his NHL debut on March 29 against the Vancouver Canucks. Johnson would play five games on the season, recording eighteen penalty minutes and no points. Johnson recorded his first NHL point on October 10, 2007; assisting a Kyle Calder goal in a loss to the Dallas Stars. His first goal came against goalie Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks. Johnson scored 3 goals and 8 assists that season.
Early in the 2008-09 season, Johnson suffered a shoulder injury and missed 41 games after needing surgery.
Johnson warming up before the preliminary round game against Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics
|Men's ice hockey|
|Competitor for the USA|
Jack Johnson was named to his first Olympic team on January 1, 2010. Johnson would march on behalf of the United States Olympic team in the opening ceremony in Vancouver on February 12, 2010, being the first American-born NHL player to march in the Olympic opening ceremony
Awards and achievements
- 2006: 2006 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships All-Star Team
- 2007: CCHA Offensive Defenseman of the Year
- 2010: 2010 Winter Olympics Silver Medal
- 2010: 2010 IIHF World Championship Captain for Team USA
- July 30, 2005 - Drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round, 3rd overall.
- September 29, 2006 - Rights traded to the Los Angeles Kings with Oleg Tverdovsky for Tim Gleason and Éric Bélanger.
- March 24, 2007 - Signed to a 3-year entry-level contract by the Kings.
- January 8, 2011 - Signed a 7 year contract with the Kings.
|2005–06||University of Michigan||CCHA||38||10||22||32||149||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||University of Michigan||CCHA||36||16||23||39||83||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||5||0||0||0||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||74||3||8||11||76||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||41||6||5||11||46||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||80||8||28||36||48||6||0||7||7||6|
|2010–11||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||82||5||37||42||44||6||1||4||5||0|
- DeCock, Luke. "Canes Grow from Within", The Hockey News, May 2009. Retrieved on May 9, 2009.
- Colvin, Amber. "Star Defenseman Hits Road To NHL", The Michigan Daily, March 26, 2007. Retrieved on October 8, 2008.
- Elliott, Helene. "Update on Kings' Jack Johnson injury", Los Angeles Times, October 13, 2008. Retrieved on November 25, 2010.
- Hammond, Rich (January 8, 2011). Details on Johnson’s Contract. Los Angeles Kings. Retrieved on November 16, 2011.
- Jack Johnson, Defenseman, Los Angeles Kings.
- Jack Johnson will march in opening ceremony for U.S. CTV (February 8, 2010). Retrieved on August 29, 2009.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Jack Johnson (ice hockey)|
- Jack Johnson's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Johnson Jack Johnson at TSN.ca
- Profile on hockeysfuture.com
- Jack Johnson's Official Website
- Jack Johnson's Blog from 09 Worlds
|Carolina Hurricanes first round draft pick
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