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PHN Extra: How Does Jack Johnson Fit On Penguins Blue Line?



Jack Johnson Checked by Jake Guentzel: Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire

Not only did new Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Jack Johnson sign a five-year $16.25 million contract with the Penguins Sunday, but he and General Manager Jim Rutherford both also managed to wrinkle the shorts of the Columbus Blue Jackets organization. Though what really matters, beyond the entertaining comments circus, is how Johnson fits with the Penguins.

Johnson’s inclusion into the Penguins lineup means the Penguins will likely have three defensive pairings which cost over $7 million.

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.