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#1 Aussie_Wing

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 08:25 PM

You get the feeling the Wings are pretty high on this guy. When he was first drafted I and many others were shocked by his lack of production in his rookie OHL season but it soon became evident that he didnít play much and wasnít given much of a role. Given he plays with Bellville and was stuck down the depth chart in his first season I immediately sensed another potential Matthias case. And it seems as though thatís what the Wings are thinking too as they see Johnson being on a similar level at the same age and hope his development can follow a similar path.

Through the first 9 games of the season Johnson has struggled to put the points on the board. He was supposedly very unlucky early, hitting posts, having goals disallowed and heís only scored 1 goal and 6 points in the first 9 games. But tonight heís having his first real breakthrough as he has 2 goals in 2 periods. Heís said to be a very strong 2 way player, a good skater and very competitive. He's still pretty lean and will take some time but he could be worth the wait. thumbup.gif

Edited by Aussie_Wing, 18 October 2008 - 06:07 AM.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 08:36 PM

Goal and 2 assists today.

Has three 3 point games in his last 4 outings. 12 points in 12 games this season, not bad considering he had 9 points in 56 games in his rookie season.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 12:44 AM

Seems that the Red Wings know a thing, or two about drafting biggrin.gif

Let's hope that he keeps up his point-per-game production. He will probably spent two more years in juniors.

Actually I'm glad that we draft everything, or nothing - I mean he could be a huge steal, or never pan out. It's a lot easier to sign 3rd and 4th liners, than superstars. So we have to steal them from draft.
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:26 PM

Yeah he gets compared to Matthias a lot. We'll see how he goes. 50/50 with this guy it seems.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 09:42 PM

He scored a goal tonight, his first point in 9 games so he really needed that. I'm also kinda impressed with this...

1 - BELV Johnston, 7:01 - Checking to the Head , 2 min (PP)

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:30 PM

He just needs a couple 5 minute majors and he'll be my favorite prospect.
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:38 PM

I live in Belleville and took my son to all 4 Scrimmage for the Bulls. Johnston looked really good playing with Tipoff and Judson which will more the likely be our top line. We are in a "rebuilding" year this year so Johnston will get more ice time I believe then the last 2 years. My guess is he will either be number 2 or 3 for points on this roster.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 10:14 AM

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Prospects Stephen Johnston and Gleason Fournier and goaltender Chris Whitley were healthy scratches for the Red Wings.


Not the start I was hoping for. sad.gif Lets hope when he gets a shot he's determined to make the most of it, should get a game tonight.

Edited by Aussie_Wing, 07 September 2009 - 10:17 AM.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:06 AM

uk_redwing's new favourite prospect?

2 - KGN Gudbranson, 12:48 - Fighting , 5 min
2 - KGN Gudbranson, 12:48 - Misc-Inst (47.10), 0 min
2 - BELV Johnston, 12:48 - Fighting , 5 min

He really needs to start scoring though if he wants a new contract.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:37 PM

Another fighting major for Johnston tonight. What's got into this kid? blink.gif

Needs to start scoring though. I like the fact that Belleville have conceded 17 goals the past 2 games and Johnston hasn't been on the ice for a single ES goal against. thumbup.gif

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 01:35 AM

Insane game tonight between Windsor and Plymouth.

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1 - PLY Levi, 19:19 - Fighting , 5 min
1 - WSR Cundari, 19:19 - Fighting , 5 min
2 - WSR Nemisz, 9:09 - Inter. on Goaltender , 2 min (PP)
2 - PLY Schmitz, 17:23 - Roughing , 2 min
2 - WSR Mitchell, 17:23 - Unsportsmanlike Cnd. , 2 min
2 - PLY Livingston, 19:54 - Fighting , 5 min
2 - WSR Wallace, 19:54 - Fighting , 5 min
2 - WSR Wallace, 19:54 - Misc-USC (75.4), 0 min
2 - PLY Levi, 20:00 - Check to the Head , 2 min (PP)
3 - PLY Mahalak, 2:08 - Roughing , 2 min
3 - PLY Mahalak, 2:08 - Fighting , 5 min
3 - WSR Young, 2:08 - Instigator , 2 min
3 - WSR Young, 2:08 - Fighting , 5 min
3 - WSR Young, 2:08 - Misc-Inst (47.10), 0 min
3 - PLY McRae, 3:01 - Fighting , 5 min
3 - WSR Timmins, 3:01 - Fighting , 5 min
3 - PLY McRae, 10:21 - Fighting , 5 min
3 - WSR Johnston, 10:21 - Fighting , 5 min

3 - PLY Jenner, 14:33 - Hooking , 2 min (PP)
3 - PLY Malysa, 19:51 - Fighting , 5 min
3 - WSR Duininck, 19:51 - Fighting , 5 min


Also an assist to Johnson and the 3rd star.

He's really contibuting with Windsor, hoping he gets a contract. thumbup.gif


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Posted 05 February 2011 - 07:43 AM

Hmmm.... http://www.hockeydb.....php?pid=107042

Think the Wings are keeping an eye on him?

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 06:31 AM

Hmmm.... http://www.hockeydb.....php?pid=107042

Think the Wings are keeping an eye on him?

While I'd like to think so, I doubt it.

I was surprised when he was given a shot in Red Wings training camp as I thought they had moved on. Obviously they still liked his potential, but given he didn't last long in camp, there's obviously areas of his game they feel still need improvement. His stats this season are his best yet, so that's encouraging, but to me he really needed a huge season, as in 70+ points. I'm not sure if training camp was his last chance with the Wings, or perhaps he'll do a Torquato and sign with the Toledo Walleye next season in the hope of remaining around the Detroit scene.

I liked his upside, good size, skater and untapped offensively potential, but I guess injuries slowed him down, and he wasn't ever able to really string any consistency together. Real shame.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:43 AM






I like him :cool: He'll fit in well in Grand Rapids. Could do with some fighting lessons though. Has absolutely no defence whatsoever. Can't go into a fight with your arms by your side.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:45 AM

I liked how he looked in those fights for being a guy who doesn't do it regularly

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