Stephen Johnston
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Stephen Johnston

Hometown:

Guelph Ontario

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1990-02-24

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2008

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

6th round (181st overall), 2008 by DET

Weight:

185 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: As a member of the OHL Belleville Bulls, Johnston saw his production increase drastically as he finished his sophomore season with 36 points in 58 games. While his play in the post-season didn’t make the same impact, Johnston is still an intriguing prospect.

Talent Analysis
Once known strictly as a role player, Johnston has evolved into an offensive threat. The man known as “Mini-Matthias” (after the ex-Wings’ prospect Shawn Matthias) is strong defensively and is now showing his offensive instincts as well.
Future
If he hopes to garner a contract with Detroit, he will have to once again improve upon his offensive numbers this season.

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