FC Rank 42
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Brent
Johnson

Johnson is a steady defender who is more than capable on both sides of the puck. His calm demeanor in his defensive game combined with his mobility makes him excellent at shutting down plays with incredible regularity. He gaps up on opponents well and his combination of mobility and smarts enable him to be in…

Date of Birth
March 20, 2003
Position
Defense
Height
5'11"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Dallas, TX  
Shoots
Right
Weight
161 lbs
Draft Result
3/80 (WSH)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Apr 4/21 Johnson Brent 21892 – Sioux City vs. Sioux Falls USHL by Josh Bell View Report
Apr 3/21 Johnson Brent 21888 – Des Moines vs. Sioux Falls USHL by Dylan Galloway View Report
Feb 17/21 Johnson Brent 21725 – Sioux City vs. Sioux Falls USHL by Dylan Galloway View Report
Jan 7/21 Johnson Brent 21541 – Sioux Falls vs. Fargo USHL by Dylan Krill View Report
Dec 7/20 Johnson Brent 21429 – Des Moines vs. Sioux Falls USHL by FCHockey Staff View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Arizona State Univ. ncaa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 Sioux Falls Stampede ushl 27 8 8 16 0.59 13 10
2019-2020 Sioux Falls Stampede ushl 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
July 30, 2021
The Tumble: Meet the fallers of the 2021 Draft
July 26, 2021
Broad Strokes: Top picks from each team at the 2021 Draft
July 25, 2021
BELL CURVE: Grades for each team at the 2021 Draft
July 24, 2021
2021 NHL Draft Tracker
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
July 22, 2021
FCHockey’s FULL Seven-Round Staff Mock
July 21, 2021
Holmes 10 Takes: Pre-Draft Thoughts
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 15, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: Buium, Lambos, Under-18s & more
March 18, 2021
Rosters set for 2021 All-American Game
March 9, 2021
Scout Series: Dylan Krill on Brent Johnson
February 22, 2021
Notebook: Chibrikov, Eklund, Voit & More
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
February 3, 2021
Top-10 prospects of the month – January 2021

Johnson is a steady defender who is more than capable on both sides of the puck. His calm demeanor in his defensive game combined with his mobility makes him excellent at shutting down plays with incredible regularity. He gaps up on opponents well and his combination of mobility and smarts enable him to be in a great position to shut down skating and passing lanes. As he turns, he keeps his feet moving and can drive opponents to the perimeter of the defensive zone. In addition, he’s very active with his stick and is highly effective at creating turnovers in the defensive zone, quickly turning the puck up ice. One of the things that stands out about Johnson is his upright skating style. He keeps his check and head high in his movements, which really allows him to see the ice well. Combined with his four-way mobility, thanks to his strong edges and agility, allows him to make quick directional decisions, making him hard to trap in space. He can create this space for himself in all three zones but this is most obvious in his ability to move in from the blue line and generate chances in the offensive zone. He avoids shots from the point at all costs, looking to get the puck into the offensive zone deeper for a high-danger shot, including carrying it in himself often. At times, he does get caught standing still, or moving in the wrong direction of the play, and he can over-rely on his stick. On occasions where he misses the poke check, he can get caught way out of position, or give his opponent a lot of space to work with once he’s been bypassed. His defensive play overall can be a little hit and miss though, as he does well on the rush, angling out into the boards and maintaining position, but once the opponent is set he gets a little too puck-focused, watching the puck carrier instead of his man. He’s not very engaged in front of his own net, often forgetting about his man and leaving them open. Finally, surveying the ice can also be an issue as Johnson often leaves opponents with lots of space to maneuver.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide