Devils Add Johnson
The Albany Devils has signed New Jersey Devils prospect Ben Johnson to a tryout contract.
The 6 foot, 185 pound left winger has just completed his 3rd season with the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL after a loss in the 1st round of the playoffs vs. the London Knights. Johnson spent his OHL career more as a complimentary winger than a star for his team. However, he posted career numbers this year in goals, assists and points with a total of 28 goals, 53 points in 59 games. Johnson was selected in the 3rd round, 90th overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Speed is Ben Johnson’s ally on the ice. Johnson is one of the faster skaters in the OHL and he will take advantage of that fact using his speed to work his way past the opposition to drive to the net. Johnson has some good hands on him and is not afraid to take shots. He always pushes hard on the forecheck. Johnson needs to work on his physicality to really impress at the pro level.
The Albany Devils currently sit in 6th place in the Eastern Conference of the AHL. They will be looking to use his speed and offense as they push towards the playoffs. The Devils are known more for their defensive side and are low on prospects, especially forwards. Johnson will be a key addition for them working towards the Calder Cup playoffs.