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Kent Johnson Profile

Kent Johnson
Ht/Wt: 6' 1"/165 lbs
Position: C
Team: U. of Michigan (NCAA)

Kent Johnson's Player Profile

Cam Robinson - Dobber Prospects - : "Has some of the best pure offensive skills from a forward in this crop, and has been a wizard in the NCAA this season. More of a passer than a finisher, he could stand to add some weight to his shot."

Jacob Barker - Dobber Prospects - Feb. 3rd: "Johnson brings a level of puck skills and agility while skating that is not matched by many, giving him the ability to create scoring chances for himself and teammates in tight situations. Johnsonís game has more of a playmaking style to it for the time being, but he is more than capable of putting the puck in the back of the net when asked."

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com - Jan. 23rd: "Johnson is an offensive sniper who plays with pace and skill, and is crafty with the puck."

Steve Kournianos - The Draft Analyst - Jan. 21st: "Although he isnít listed as a big winger, Johnson is noticeably strong on the puck and can maintain control under intense physical pressure. Heís elusive as they come and shows escapability in any direction. Stickhandling and shooting are at the forefront of Johnsonís game, as he owns a plus-plus shot and will even use the slapper without hesitation."

Craig Button - TSN - Dec. 15th: "Can speed up or slow down accordingly and keeps defenders on their heels. Excellent puck skills and his feel for creating offensive opportunities is excellent."

Bob McKenzie - TSN - Dec. 15th: "Johnson is a highly skilled offensive forward who can be something of a human highlight reel. His game is flashier than Beniers but less well-rounded."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Nov. 27th: "Patience and poise with the puck allow him time to display the elite creativity in his game."

NHL.com - Oct. 8th: "Right now, he's slated to be at the University of Michigan [in 2020-21]," Williams said. "He's another highly skilled player, very elusive and creative with the puck."

Corey Pronman - The Athletic - Oct. 8th: "Heís a fantastic passer who can improvise well and make difficult plays. Johnson is an average skater and will need to improve physically, but thereís no questioning heís a dynamo with the puck on his stick."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - Sept. 14th: "He does absolutely everything with a degree of finesse and calculation that is unmatched by the other forwards in this draft. All it takes for him to finish a play is a defender giving him a foot more space than they should have."

Kent Johnson - Dobber Prospects - Sept. 12th: "He is always one of the most consistent players on the ice, showing off his flashy hands and playmaking abilities. This makes him very dangerous, but combining his offensive skills with strong fluid edgework and skating, he can carve the ice quickly, create space, and make the opposition hesitate."

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