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Kent
Johnson

One of the true play drivers up front in this draft. Johnson is already quite advanced in how he sees ice and thinks the game but has so many areas of his game that he has yet to grow, which is very intriguing for a player as skilled as him. His mental agility and ability…

Date of Birth
October 18, 2002
Position
Center
Height
6'1"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
North Vancouver, BC  
Shoots
Left
Weight
168 lbs
Draft Result
1/5 (CBJ)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jan 28/21 Johnson Kent 21643 – Michigan vs. Notre Dame NCAA by Justin Froese View Report
Dec 5/20 Johnson Kent 21425 – Arizona State vs. Michigan NCAA by Dylan Galloway View Report
Nov 25/20 Johnson Kent 21375 – Michigan vs. Wisconsin NCAA by Josh Bell View Report
Nov 24/20 Johnson Kent 21368 – Michigan vs. Wisconsin NCAA by Joseph Aleong View Report
Nov 22/20 Johnson Kent 21360 – Michigan vs. Wisconsin NCAA by FCHockey Staff View Report
Nov 19/20 Johnson Kent 21342 – Arizona State vs. Michigan NCAA by Brandon Holmes View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Univ. of Michigan ncaa 16 6 12 18 1.13 4 2
2019-2020 Trail Smoke Eaters bchl 52 41 60 101 1.94 14
2018-2019 Trail Smoke Eaters bchl 57 20 26 46 0.81 24
2017-2018 Trail Smoke Eaters bchl 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
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March 16, 2021
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February 10, 2021
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February 2, 2021
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Johnson named CJHL Top Forward

One of the true play drivers up front in this draft. Johnson is already quite advanced in how he sees ice and thinks the game but has so many areas of his game that he has yet to grow, which is very intriguing for a player as skilled as him. His mental agility and ability to formulate a play by setting up his maneuvers through layers of deception is already at a high level and as a result can sink defenders in the sand. He controls hands by moving hands and feet independently of one another and besides some of the ankle breaking tricks he can pull off when he’s at top speed. Johnson shows an ability to be deceptive on the attack, elongate windows intently by taking methodical routes, tracking on angles with his skating and off the puck blending with the play to pop up between checks where he can make a quick play. All plays that are effective now and moving forward to the next level. He does love to carry the puck and move inside the dot line, but he’s got a relatively keen eye for knowing when to make a pass, often in a positive area, and then going to his next destination where he can impact the play. He’s got the upside of a difference maker and shows that he has the capacity to adapt his style. His vision isn’t perfect of course and on occasion, Johnson can get too fancy with the puck and try and force a play that creates a bad turnover. He doesn’t seem to get great power from his strides and has a habit of gliding in the offensive zone when he has the puck instead of moving his feet. However, both of these issues should improve with added lower-body strength. He doesn’t engage physically enough and has the puck skills to create more turnovers if he can become more consistent staying tight to his check in the defensive zone. He works hard for the puck in battles but would be more effective in tight area situations like the cycle if can continue to add strength to his wiry frame. With his superior traits as they are now, there is much room for Johnson to grow as a player, becoming a more dynamic, well-rounded threat.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide