We all seemed so young, so innocent then. We'd never heard of the Octomom. Jon and Kate were together. The Cubs hadn't signed Milton Bradley.
Now, in a little over a year, Johnson has become a media-seeking, Vanity Fair-gracing celebrity after a brief stint as a roustabout in his home state.
He will be even more exposed to the American populace -- well, a certain subset of it -- when he appears in an upcoming issue of "Playgirl."
That's right, it's going to happen.
He's currently hitting the gym, buffing up for the spread, according to the always fun TMZ. They report that the 19-year-old is working out six days a week, either so he looks good or for his inevitable reality show where he tries out for the NHL.
The shoot is scheduled to take place sometime this month.