Jamie Johnson played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1999-00 to 2002-03. He began his career with the Sarnia Sting and was shipped to the Oshawa Generals just nine games into his second OHL season.
Johnson was Oshawa’s team leader in points, the bulk of which were assists, in both his final two seasons. In 2002-03, he finished up the season tied with Kyle Wellwood for sixth in the Ontario Hockey League with 100 points.
Despite his obvious talent as a set-up man, Johnson went undrafted by an NHL club and started his professional hockey career in the East Coast Hockey League with the Louisiana IceGators. In his second season in the ECHL, Jamie led the Augusta Lynx in points and tied for second in the league with 80.
His numbers in the ECHL were good enough to attract attention in the AHL and has played the bulk of his career since 2005-06 in that league. In 2007-08, he was the Albany River Rats team leader in points. Ironically, second on the team was Brandon Nolan. Nolan also finished second to Johnson on the 2002-03 Generals. In 2009-10, Jamie led the Rochester Americans in points with 71 and was one point out of the league’s top 10.
Three years ago, Johnson found his way over to Scandinavia for a season and played for TPS in Finland’s elite SM-Liiga. Despite playing 15 and 16 games less than the two above him, Johnson finished third in points for TPS, just six points off the leader.
Currently, Jamie is playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins in the AHL. Check out Jamie Johnson’s profile page at the Grand Rapids Griffins official website.
Jamie appears in a previous article at OHL Alumni Central listing the Sarnia Sting Alumni that were still actively playing professional hockey during the 2009-10 season.