21-Year-Old Center – Columbus Blue Jackets
Ryan Johansen Contract Information:
The Blue Jackets signed Johansen to a standard three-year entry level contract in September of 2010.
Johansen scored the Blue Jackets' only goal in a 4-1 loss to the Bruins on Saturday night. The goal is his sixth point in his last four games.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Nov 30||at BOS||1||0||1||0||2||1||0||0||2||50.0||0||0||20:25||2:12|
|Nov 25||at TOR||2||1||3||1||0||1||1||0||5||40.0||2||0||19:48||3:49|
|Nov 22||at VAN||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||2||0||16:56||4:11|
|Nov 20||at CGY||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||1||0||19:28||3:26|
|Nov 19||at EDM||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||1||1||14:53||0:52|
|Nov 17||at OTT||1||1||2||0||0||1||1||0||5||20.0||0||1||14:32||2:18|
|Nov 14||at BOS||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||6||0.0||2||2||20:09||3:23|
|Nov 12||at WAS||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||1||18:00||2:53|
|Nov 1||at PIT||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||3||33.3||3||0||19:22||3:40|
|Oct 19||at WAS||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||4||0.0||1||0||15:59||1:35|
|Oct 17||at MON||1||1||2||0||2||0||1||0||3||33.3||0||0||20:22||4:05|
|Oct 15||at DET||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||3||0.0||1||0||16:57||2:09|
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|Oct 10||at BUF||0||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||4||0.0||0||1||15:50||3:03|
|Oct 5||at NYI||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||5||0||17:16||1:40|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Johansen's first season in the NHL was nothing to write home about, as he managed just nine goals and 21 points in 67 games spent mostly on checking lines. He didn't seem able to earn the trust of then-interim coach Todd Richards, but, with another year to work on his skating, and, more importantly, with the top two lines now wide open in the wake of the Rick Nash trade, Johansen will get a chance to win a better offensive placement. Foot speed aside, he has enviable size and top grade tools, and, on a roster suddenly bereft of stars, he's got plenty of room to spread his wings and reach his potential. Definitely remember his name in keeper leagues as your round out your roster.
The Blue Jackets' top prospect and fourth overall pick in 2010 exploded in his final season junior eligibility, racking up 40 goals and 92 points in 63 WHL games while also making an impact in the world junior championships. He could be faster on his skates, but Johansen has size, skill and vision, and stands a good chance of breaking camp with the big club this season. He won't be on a scoring line and a slow start wouldn't be a shock, so don't get any Calder ideas, but he's an excellent keeper candidate for '12-'13.
Johansen blossomed last season as a rookie in the WHL, scoring 69 points in 71 games with Portland and adding another 18 in the postseason to lead the club. He’s big and very skilled, and is equally adept at finding the open man or finding an opening behind a goalie. He doesn’t have the foot speed to be a truly elite NHL center, but in every other facet of the game he’s capable of making an impact. He probably profiles best as a second line player, but in a year or two the Blue Jackets may be sorely tempted to try him alongside Rick Nash and see what kind of havoc those two can wreak together.