Blue Jackets reassign three players to taxi squad

Blue Jackets recall Jet Greaves, loan forward Kent Johnson to Monsters

Oct 12, 2022

The Cleveland Monsters announced Wednesday that the Columbus Blue Jackets added goaltender Jet Greaves to the Blue Jackets’ roster under emergency conditions and loaned forward Kent Johnson to Cleveland.


During his first professional season in 2021-22, Greaves went 12-12-3 with one shutout, a 2.84 goals-against average (GAA) and .905 save percentage (S%) in 29 appearances for the Monsters and posted a 10-5-0 record with a 3.05 GAA and .907 S% in 15 appearances for the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings. In nine appearances for the Blue Jackets last season, Johnson tallied 0-3-3 with two penalty minutes and a +2 rating and added 8-29-37 with six penalty minutes and a +25 rating in 32 appearances for the University of Michigan.


A 6’0”, 179 lb. left-catching native of Cambridge, ON, Greaves, 21,  went 20-27-5 with three shutouts, a 3.71 GAA and .899 S% in 60 appearances for the OHL’s Barrie Colts spanning two seasons from 2018-20 and was named to the OHL’s 2018-19 First All-Rookie Team.


A 6’1”, 167 lb. left-shooting native of Port Moody, BC, Johnson, 19, was selected by Columbus in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft and contributed 17-47-64 with ten penalty minutes and a +41 rating in 58 career NCAA appearances for Michigan spanning two seasons from 2020-22. Johnson helped the Wolverines claim the 2021-22 Big Ten Tournament Championship and was named to the 2020-21 Big Ten All-Rookie Team.


In 111 appearances for the BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters spanning parts of three seasons from 2017-20, Johnson supplied 61-86-147 with 40 penalty minutes and an even rating. In 2019-20, Johnson was named to the BCHL’s First All-Star Team, claimed the Brett Hull Trophy as the BCHL’s Top Scorer, the Vern Dye Memorial Trophy as BCHL MVP and the Bob Fenton Trophy as the BCHL’s Most Sportsmanlike Player. Johnson was also named to the 2018-19 BCHL All-Rookie Team. Johnson helped Team Canada claim the Gold Medal at the 2021-22 IIHF U20 World Junior Championship and the Silver Medal at the 2021-22 IIHF World Championship, and represented Canada at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.


The Monsters’ 2022-23 Training Camp continues tomorrow, Wednesday, October 12th at OBM Arena in Strongsville. All training camp sessions and practices at OBM Arena this season are free and open to the public with sessions running roughly 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.


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