The Columbus Blue Jackets drafted forward Kent Johnson fifth overall at the 2021 NHL Draft.

Johnson entered the draft as Central Scouting's third-ranked North American skater. What he lacks in size he makes up for in dynamic playmaking abilities. He's viewed as one of the most skilled players in this year's draft.

The British Columbia native finished second in scoring on a deep Michigan squad as a freshman last season. He put up monstrous numbers before beginning his collegiate career in Ann Arbor, notching 101 points in 52 games with the BCHL's Trail Smoke Eaters in 2019-20.