Ryan Johansen's 2017 Player Profile

(1) Ryan Johansen   Predators   C    [Age: 25]    [Ht: 6'3' ]    [Wt: 218 ]
YearTmGGoalAssSOGPPGPtsPPP+/-PenGWGSHG
2017 (Projected)NAS8219501603692205820
 
2016NAS8214471544612316031
 
2015NAS8014461854602266120
 
2014CLM82264520277126-64002
Johansen co-led the Predators in scoring last season with 61 points in 82 games. He topped Nashville with 47 helpers in 2016-17 and paced the team with 23 power-play points. However, Johansen hurt his fantasy value by potting just 14 goals for the second straight campaign. He has shown in the past that he is capable of much more with 30 goals in 2013-14 and he netted 26 markers in 2014-15. Johansen posted a mere 1.88 shots per match last year, which was his lowest rate since his rookie season (1.48). There is no doubt that his coaches will be on him to shoot more often and if he does then the 25-year-old center has 70-point potential in 2017-18. However, you probably shouldn't draft him with that expectation. He appears to be shifting to more of a playmaking role, which hinders his fantasy value a bit outside of points-only formats, but he remains a viable option at center in most leagues heading into this season. Johansen's thigh injury is expected to be fine for training camp after he sustained an acute compartment syndrome during the playoffs.
Updated Oct. 6: Ryan Johansen contributed a pair of assists in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Boston. He earned helpers on goals by Scott Hartnell (power play) and Viktor Arvidsson in the contest. Johansen racked up 47 assists last season and that will be the playmaking center's strongest attribute again in 2017-18.


Recent News on Ryan Johansen
Ryan Johansen contributed a pair of assists in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Boston.
He earned helpers on goals by Scott Hartnell (power play) and Viktor Arvidsson in the contest. Johansen racked up 47 assists last season and that will be the playmaking center's strongest attribute again in 2017-18.
10/6/2017 10:48:00 AM

 

Viktor Arvidsson might not start the season alongside Ryan Johansen and Filip Forsberg.
Kevin Fiala and Scott Hartnell are candidates to play on the top line, but nothing is set in stone yet. "Me, (Forsberg and Arvidsson), we have tremendous chemistry and we had a lot of success together," Johansen said. "I think in saying that, if we do start off a little different, say I'm with (Hartnell), we'll hopefully have some success playing together. If not, me, (Forsberg and Arvidsson), if we have to go back to our old ways, that’s easy to do." Nashville doesn't have much depth down the middle, so spreading around their talent on the wings could be a wise move. However, it could hurt Arvidsson's fantasy value if he's playing on the second line.
9/29/2017 10:50:00 AM

Source:   The Nashville Tennessean

 

Ryan Johansen is thrilled to have Scott Hartnell on the Predators.
"I really believe it's going to be a huge, huge addition," said Johansen. "I think (it's) going to be a huge benefit bringing him in here. ... I've seen him do it for a few years in Columbus, and now coming in here, he wants to prove to everybody that he's still got it. Talking to him and knowing him pretty well, he's pretty excited." Johansen played on a line with Hartnell in Columbus three seasons ago. They may not see much time together in 2017-18, but Hartnell still has a chance to land a top-six role on the team.
9/22/2017 9:37:00 AM

Source:   The Nashville Tennessean

 

Roman Josi has been named the Predators' eighth captain in franchise history.
Josi is also the second Swiss-born captain in league history. He has led the Predators in ice time per game in each of the past three years. Josi accounted for 12 goals and 49 points in 72 matches last season. Nashville also announced that Ryan Ellis will serve as "associate captain," while Ryan Johansen, Filip Forsberg and Mattias Ekholm will be alternate captains.
9/19/2017 2:00:00 PM

Source:   The Nashville Tennessean

 

Ryan Johansen is excited for what the future holds with Nashville.
"There's no better place to be right now," he said. "As we were going through the process, that's what it was all about from the start. The class that they've shown with myself and committing and trusting me and believing in me for these next eight years is just so humbling." The Predators advanced to the Stanley Cup Final in 2017 and Johansen has played a key role in the team's success since he was acquired from Columbus. He agreed to an eight-year, $64 million contract on Friday. Interestingly, the deal doesn't have any trade protection, but it's unlikely that Nashville would be looking to move their top center anytime soon.
7/29/2017 2:00:00 PM

Source:   The Nashville Tennessean