According to The Athletic's Aaron Portzline, Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Jack Johnson has asked for a trade.

Johnson becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports that contract talks between both sides have not gone well.

Johnson, who turns 31 on Saturday, has two goals and added five assists in 46 games with the Blue Jackets this season. 

Johnson has spent the past seven seasons with Columbus after beginning his career with the Los Angeles Kings. In 13 NHL seasons, the Indianapolis native has scored 65 goals and 209 assists in 757 games.