Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Kent Johnson (91) celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period at Xcel Energy Center.
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Fantasy Hockey X Gamers: Kent Johnson

In this edition of the X gamers, we will be looking at a player around the 100 NHL game mark. This installment will feature Kent Johnson who was taken fifth overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2021. In that draft, the EP Rinkside team had Johnson ranked as the 10th-best prospect so it can be perceived as a bit of a reach at fifth overall. Johnson showed exceptional offensive creativity and was lauded in the guide with descriptions like:

“He’s an artist with the puck, and the ice is his canvas” and “The mental component of these slick moves is just as special.”

For all his offensive praise, there were concerns from the beginning about his defensive game. There were questions about his skating and propensity to overhandle the puck. His turnover rate was higher than you would like and his d

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