Johnston, 27, registered 10 goals and 30 assists for 40 points last season when he played for both Greenville Road Warriors and Utah Grizzlies. He was 12th among defenceman in points scored in the ECHL in 2014/5, and was named as the Utah Grizzlies best defenceman.
Player/Coach Riley Emmerson:
"Jacob is a great hockey talent. He is a great skater, is gifted offensively but is smart defensively too. He comes highly recommended by Loren Barron, who has played with him before, and by everyone I spoke with.
Jacob had a solid first year as a pro, and last year was a break out year when he proved that he is a great player."