Blue Jackets recall Kent Johnson; send Jet Greaves to Cleveland

Kent Johnson (courtesy Blue Jackets Communications)

October 13, 2022

The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled center Kent Johnson from the American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters and assigned goaltender Jet Greaves to Cleveland, club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Johnson, 19, collected three assists and two penalty minutes in nine games with the Blue Jackets last season after concluding his sophomore year at the University of Michigan. The club’s first pick, fifth overall, at the 2021 NHL Draft registered 17-47-64 and 10 penalty minutes in 58 games over the past two seasons at Michigan. Last season, the 6-0, 175-pound native of Port Moody, British Columbia also played for Canada at the Olympic Games, IIHF World Championships and IIHF World Junior Championships, scoring the overtime golden goal in the latter. 

Greaves, 21, served as the club’s backup netminder in the season opener on Wednesday at Carolina. He went 12-12-4 with a 2.84 goals-against average, .905 save percentage and one shutout in 29 games with the Monsters in 2021-22, which was his first season as a professional. The 6-0, 184-pound native of Cambridge, Ontario spent the previous three years with the Ontario Hockey League’s Barrie Colts, posting a 20-27-8 mark, 3.71 GAA, .899 SV% and three shutouts in 60 games between 2018-20. He did not play in 2020-21 as the OHL season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.