Roman Josi
Roman Josi
30-Year-Old DefensemanD
Nashville Predators
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Josi had his best season yet as a pro in 2019-20, setting career highs in goals (16) and assists (49) while adding 260 shots on net, 23 power-play points and 108 blocks in 69 games en route to his first Norris Trophy win. The 30-year-old Switzerland native will continue to be featured on the Predators' top pairing and first power-play unit in 2020-21, and can be counted on to produce double-digit goals, 50-plus points and 100-plus blocked shots all while posting a positive plus-minus rating with ease over the course of a full season. Josi should be considered a top-five option at his position heading into this year's fantasy drafts. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed an eight-year, $72.47 million contract extension with the Predators in October of 2019.
Two goals including winner
DNashville Predators
May 3, 2021
Josi scored two goals including the overtime winner in Monday's 4-3 victory over the Blue Jackets.
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The reigning Norris Trophy winner rounded out his line with five shots, four blocked shots and a plus-2 rating. Josi is putting together a strong finish to the season with four goals and nine points over the last 10 games, but he remains two goals shy of his eighth straight season with double digits in that category.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    24:21
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:59
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:33
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
25:10
2:59
2:35
2019–20
25:47
3:17
2:00
2020–21
24:21
2:59
0:33
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Josi was fantastic again for the Predators in 2018-19, scoring 15 goals and 56 points while posting a plus-9 rating and 42 PIM in 82 games. The 29-year-old played in all 82 contests for the first time in his career last season, and because of that, was noticeably more productive in several secondary categories, setting career highs in shots on goal (274) and blocked shots (144). Josi shouldn't have any trouble registering double-digit goals, 50-plus points, 250-plus shots on goal and a positive plus-minus rating for a third straight campaign in 2019-20, making him a fine No. 1 blue-line option for any fantasy roster.
In 2017-18, Josi rose above the 50-point plateau for the third time in four seasons with 53 points (14 goals, 39 assists) in 75 games. He also set career highs in shots on goal (253) and plus-minus (plus-24). Josi, who took over from Mike Fisher as team captain before the start of the season, also enjoyed a five-assist game on Feb. 27 (another career high), but curiously was extremely quiet in the playoffs with just four assists in 13 combined games against the Avalanche and Jets. Looking ahead, Josi remains one of the key cogs in the wheel for the Preds' high-powered offense. Given his impressive historical stats combined with a top-notch supporting cast, the 28-year-old should continue to perform as expected for fantasy owners this upcoming season. He's clearly worth an early draft pick.
After scoring 55 and then 61 points in the previous two seasons, Josi suffered something of a setback in 2016-17, falling to “just” 49 points. Although this may have been disappointing for fantasy owners who were expecting his production to remain steady, the Swiss defender’s output was probably hampered in part by the arrival of P.K. Subban, whom the Preds acquired in a straight swap for Shea Weber last offseason. In addition, there was the breakthrough of Ryan Ellis, who fell just two points shy of the 40-point mark himself. The reality is, the Predators now have one of the deepest blue lines of any team in the NHL, so Josi doesn't have to shoulder as much of the offensive load from the back end anymore. That said, he still makes for an excellent fantasy selected in 2017-18, as yet another season of 50-ish points is quite likely. Draft him with confidence.
Josi has done nothing but improve by leaps and bounds over the past three seasons. His 61 points in 81 games in 2016-17 was a career-best, catapulting him into the category of elite fantasy defensemen. In fact, only three other blueliners have scored more points than Josi (156) over the past three years – Erik Karlsson (222), Brent Burns (183) and P.K. Subban (164). Perhaps coincidentally, the Preds went out and added the aforementioned Subban in a blockbuster trade with Montreal in June, sending fellow defensive stud and former team captain Shea Weber the other way. With Subban now in the fold, the Preds boast one of the most offensively talented defensive combos in the NHL, as Josi and Subban will surely wreak havoc on opposing goaltenders this season, especially on the power play. Don’t be afraid to snap the Swiss blueliner up early in drafts this fall.
After breaking out for 40 points in 2013-14, Josi exploded for a career-high 15 goals and 55 points in 81 games last season. The 25-year-old was a stud in just about every meaningful category, as he recorded 201 shots on goal, 209 blocked shots, three power-play goals, four game-winning goals, and a plus-15 rating. Skating alongside Shea Weber at even strength and on the power play, Josi is quickly proving himself as an elite top-pairing defenseman who can dominate at both ends of the ice. That all-around excellence is reflected in the 26:28 average ice time he logged last season, illustrating that the coaching staff is comfortable using the Swiss blueliner in any situation. Altogether, Josi was just as valuable a fantasy option last season as Weber, a top-five defenseman himself for the past several years. Josi still has a little ways to go before he'll annually become considered as safe a choice in fantasy drafts as Weber, but a repeat of his 2014-15 breakout would likely change that.
Last season, in the wake of fellow blueliner Ryan Suter’s departure, Josi was promoted to the top defensive pairing alongside Shea Weber and responded with a career-best 40 points (13 goals, 27 assists) in 72 games. Josi was given much more on-ice responsibility last season and finished just behind Weber in total ice time, averaging 26:25 per game, or roughly three minutes more than the previous season (23:31). He was also a staple on the Preds’ power play, where he racked up 13 points and averaged 3:05 per game in ice time. This season, Josi’s emergence as a strong two-way defenseman should continue, helped along by the Preds’ stronger, deeper lineup. Feel free to target Josi in the middle-to-later rounds of your draft, especially in those formats with positional requirements.
Josi re-signed with the Predators in June after skating in all 48 games last season, logging an average of 23:32 of ice time on the team's first defensive pairing alongside Shea Weber. He recorded 13 assists and five goals on the year, and should remain a top-four blue line option for the Preds this season. At just 23, Josi is still learning the ropes, but by signing him to a seven-year, $28 million contract, the Preds are clearly putting a lot of faith in him. A 35 to 40 point season could be within his reach.
Josi opens the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season with some lofty expectations on him - namely, he is being tabbed by coach Barry Trotz as the guy who will take over for the recently departed Ryan Suter on the Preds' blue line this season. Trotz will be looking to Josi to skate with All-Star defenseman Shea Weber in even-strength situations, meaning Josi could see a big bump in his average ice time of just over 18 minutes per game last season. He could represent a great late-round steal in your fantasy drafts this season - adjust your picksheets accordingly.
Josi, 19, was Nashville's second-round pick (38th overall) in 2008, and helped his hometown SC Bern (Switzerland) to regular season and playoff titles last season. At 6-foot-1 and 198 pounds, he has good size and plays with a high level of confidence. He has a good shot, an accurate pass and makes smart decisions under pressure. The Preds' blue line is fairly well-stocked at the moment, but Josi is someone who could crack the lineup in another season or two.
The Swiss prospect blueliner is a capable defender with some offensive up side. Just 18-years-old, Josi has spent the last few seasons playing with the juniors in Switzerland. He posted two goals and six assist in 35 games with SC Bern last season and will likely spend another season there sharpening his skills.
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Returns to bench
DNashville Predators
May 1, 2021
Josi returned to the Predators' bench during the second period of Saturday's game versus the Stars, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
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Injured on awkward hit
DNashville Predators
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May 1, 2021
Josi (upper body) left Saturday's game versus the Stars after taking a hit in the first period, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
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Sets franchise mark
DNashville Predators
April 27, 2021
Josi registered an assist, four shots on goal, three blocked shots and a minus-3 rating in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Panthers.
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Accounts for lone goal Saturday
DNashville Predators
April 17, 2021
Josi collected a goal on three shots Saturday in a 3-1 loss to Carolina. He also produced four blocks and one hit.
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Racks up three points
DNashville Predators
April 13, 2021
Josi scored a goal on three shots, dished two assists and went plus-3 in Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Lightning.
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