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Roman Josi | Defenseman | #59

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 201
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (38) / NAS
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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. Sep 19 - 2:00 PM

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Roman Josi is a strong candidate to be Nashville's next captain.

Josi was a full-time alternate captain last season. The 27-year-old defender has led the Predators in ice time per game in each of the past three years. Josi has played 406 career games with Nashville and he has 52 matches of playoff experience. Ryan Johansen, Ryan Ellis and P.K. Subban could also wear the "C" for the team following Mike Fisher's retirement.
Aug 4 - 5:02 PM

Roman Josi leads all defensemen with six playoff goals.

Josi also ranks first among Predators blueliners with 14 points in 19 playoff games. Only Erik Karlsson has more points among defensemen as he recorded 18 points in 19 contests before the Ottawa Senators were eliminated.
Jun 5 - 10:42 AM

Roman Josi picked up a goal and two assists in a 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

Josi took a feed from Calle Jarnkrok before firing one home on the power play passed Matt Murray to tie up the game 5:51 into the second period. Josi became the first defenseman to pick up three points in a Stanley Cup final game since Duncan Keith did it for the Blackhawks on June 4th, 2010. Another big game from Josi on Monday would go a long way in tying up the series for Nashville. He has totaled 14 points through 19 playoff games so far.
Jun 3 - 11:15 PM

Roman Josi is averaging 25:56 of ice time during the postseason.

No one is averaging more minutes on Nashville's roster. That's 52 seconds more than he was playing during the regular season. Josi has five goals and five assists in 16 games this postseason. Josi and the Predators will look to bring home the team's first Stanley Cup in playoff history. Game 1 of the best-of-seven series against Pittsburgh begins on Monday night.
May 27 - 8:34 PM

Roman Josi scored the game-winning goal in Nashville's 2-1 win over Anaheim in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final on Tuesday.

The Predators went into the third period trailing 1-0, but they managed to tie the game thanks to a goal by Filip Forsberg. After having two goals disallowed in the third frame (the right calls were made), the Preds jumped ahead on a power play goal by Josi with less than three minutes remaining in the game. Josi finished the game with a plus-1 rating, five shots on goal and two blocked shots in 26:23 of ice time. The Preds defender is up to five goals and five assists in 13 postseason games. Nashville now leads the best-of-seven series 2-1. They'll host Game 4 on Thursday night.
May 16 - 11:02 PM

Roman Josi scored a goal and registered an assist in Nashville's 3-1 win over St. Louis in Game 6 on Sunday.

Josi has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He's been a major offensive factor throughout the 2017 playoffs with four goals and eight points in 10 contests. On top of that he's been logging 25:34 minutes per game. The Predators will continue to lean on him in the Western Conference Final.
May 8 - 10:06 AM

Roman Josi knows the Predators didn't play well enough in Friday's 2-1 loss to St. Louis in Game 5.

"It wasn’t good enough tonight," Josi said. "They were the better team. We’ve got to look forward and forget about this one and just focus on Sunday." Josi finished the game with no points and a minus-2 rating in 27:15 of ice time. The Predators missed an opportunity to eliminate the Blues. They're now up 3-2 in the best-of-seven series, with Game 6 being played in Nashville on Sunday afternoon.
May 6 - 10:38 AM

Roman Josi tallied his third goal of the postseason on Sunday in a 3-1 win over St. Louis.

He has registered four points, including three goals, in his last four playoff outings. Josi also had two shots and three hits in 22:09 of ice time to help the Predators take a 2-1 series lead.
May 1 - 11:39 AM

Roman Josi scored a pair of goals in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

The victory allowed the Predators to complete the sweep of the top seed in the Western Conference. Josi opened the scoring at the 9:41 mark of the second period and his second goal made it 3-0 Nashville midway through the third period. Josi finished the game with a plus-2 rating and four shots on goal in 24:20 of ice time. He finishes the first round with three points in four games. Colton Sissons and Viktor Arvidsson also found the back of the net for the Preds in Game 4.
Apr 20 - 11:30 PM

Roman Josi has been scratched for Saturday's match with Winnipeg due to a lower body injury.

Josi's season ends with 12 goals and 49 points along with 119 blocks over 72 games this season. Consider him day-to-day, for now.
Apr 8 - 7:11 PM

Roman Josi inched his way closer to his third straight 50-point campaign with an assist during Saturday's 3-0 win over the Wild.

Josi has registered 37 helpers and 48 points in 69 games thus far. If he manages to crack the 40-assist mark as well it will mark the third straight season he has accomplished that feat.
Apr 1 - 5:03 PM

Roman Josi has reached the 40-point plateau once again.

It's the fourth straight season for the all-world defender, who picked up his 29th helper of the season during Saturday's 3-1 win over the Sharks.
Mar 11 - 8:20 PM

Roman Josi posted his third straight two-point game during Sunday's 5-4 win to the Oilers.

He extended his point streak to five games in the effort, giving him two goals and eight points over that span. He also has points in nine of his last 10 games, with six goals and 14 points over that span. Suffice it to say, the man's on fire.
Feb 26 - 9:42 PM

Roman Josi scored a pair of goals Saturday night as the Predators beat the Capitals 5-2.

Josi got the scoring started at 1:56 in the first with assists from Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen. The Predators already had the game-winning goal from Mike Fisher entering the third, but Josi gave them a little insurance at the 12:07 mark of that period. Josi is on a four-game streak in which he has scored at least one point. His previous three games resulted in four assists and no goals.
Feb 25 - 7:55 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Nick Bonino
3Calle Jarnkrok
4Colton Sissons
5Frederick Gaudreau
LW1Filip Forsberg
2Kevin Fiala
3Scott Hartnell
4Cody McLeod
5Vladislav Kamenev
RW1Viktor Arvidsson
2Craig Smith
3Pontus Aberg
4Austin Watson
5Miikka Salomaki
D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Alexei Emelin
6Matt Irwin
7Yannick Weber
8Anthony Bitetto
G1Pekka Rinne
2Juuse Saros