Tyler Johnson is a Lightning prospect I am rooting hard for. Hockey sense, skating/speed, two-way ability...add that in with a great work ethic and strong character..hes the kind of player you want playing in any part of your organization because he has a good head on his shoulders and leads by example.
Will his AHL success ultimately translate to NHL success? I think he'll play in the NHL one day, absolutely. I would temper my fantasy expectations though, as hes still yet to play a single NHL game. Hes also playing for one of the best teams in the AHL and coached by arguably the league's brightest mind in Jon Cooper(who will be an NHL coach someday).
Being an undrafted player who is regarded as "undersized" will plague him until he shows he can withstand the rigors of the big show.
Stamkos was asked today in Tampa how he can top last season:
"Well, get into the playoffs. That's the big key and that's our goal here."
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