Johnson, 24, most recently represented the United States serving as team captain at the 2010 World Championships. He was teammates of Jonathan Quick
and Dustin Brown
at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, helping his club earn a silver medal. Johnson has also represented Team USA during the 2009 World Championship, the 2007 World Championship, the 2007 World Junior Championship (bronze medal), the 2006 World Junior Championship, the 2005 World U18 Championship (gold medal), the 2005 Five Nations Tournament (U.S. Under-18 Team – gold medal), the 2004 Compuware Four Nations Cup (U.S. Under-18 Team) and the 2004 World U18 Championship (silver medal), and he also skated with Team USA at the 2004 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
The 6-1, 219-pound native of Indianapolis, Ind. recorded a career high 42 points and 37 assists (5-37=42) while playing in all 82 regular season games for the Kings in 2010-11. Among NHL defensemen he ranked tied for third in power play assists (25, which was tied for fifth overall) and tied for fourth in power-play points (28). He was second on the Kings in assists and time-on-ice per game (23:11) and led the club in blocked shots (133). In six playoff games Johnson co-led the team with five points (1-4=5).