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Eligible for draft:
6th round (181st overall), 2008 by DET
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.
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.
If he hopes to garner a contract with Detroit, he will have to once again improve upon his offensive numbers this season.