37-Year-Old Center – Free Agent
Ryan Johnson Contract Information:
Johnson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blackhawks in December 2010.
Johnson scored his first goal as a Blackhawk and his first goal for the 2010-11 season Friday against Carolina.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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A broken foot and injured finger caused Johnson to miss 20 games last season, but he's nopw back at full health. He's a prototypical fourth line center, providing grit and toughness while trying to shut down other teams' best players. This role, of course, limits his fantasy value, so don't look in Johnson's direction if you need scoring from the center position.
Johnson played for the Blues the past two seasons, totaling 12 goals and 17 assists in 138 games. He adds depth to the Canucks and will most likely center the fourth line. His lack of overall production makes him an unattractive fantasy option.
Johnson is expected to resume his role as checking-line center for the Blues this season. He's a good forechecker who lacks any real offensive flair. Not much fantasy value here.
Johnson is suited more to a checking role with his speed and physical play. He lacks an offensive element to his game. He will be competing for a spot on the Blues' fourth line this season and should not be a fantasy consideration for anyone.
Johnson is just a player filling up space on the Blues' roster, not for yours.