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Ryan Johansen | Center

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 218
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Although he scored a goal early in the second period on Sunday, Ryan Johansen was limited to a season-low 13:52 minutes of ice time.
"I’m not sure what the plan is," Johansen said. "I made a mistake on their first goal (of the game), so … I just tried to go out there and help the team, do whatever I could. It’s too bad, the end result." His playing time has varied wildly under coach John Tortorella, but lately that hasn't prevented Johansen from contributing offensively. Nov 23 - 8:44 AM

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Ryan Johansen scored a goal in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks.

The Blue Jackets had a 3-1 lead early in the third period, but they collapsed over the final 14 minutes of the game. The Sharks scored four answered goals to hand the Jackets just their second loss in six games. Johansen has scored in back-to-back games. He has four goals and 16 points in 20 games.
Nov 22 - 8:11 PM

Ryan Johansen is following coach John Tortorella's advice and is shooting more.

Johansen had only one goal in his first 16 games but has now scored twice in his last three contests. He has 15 points in 19 games and should get 60-65 points this season. He should be a starter in your fantasy lineup.
Nov 21 - 6:57 AM

Ryan Johansen scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-0 win over the Nashville Predators.

Johansen scored the second of two goals for the Jackets in the first 4:16 of the game. He also added an assist on Boone Jenner's second period goal. The 23-year-old finished the game with a plus-2 rating, two penalty minutes, two shots on goal and one hit in 15:45 of ice time. Johansen has three goals and 15 points in 19 games this season.
Nov 20 - 9:40 PM

Ryan Johansen was held off of the scoresheet on Thursday.

Johansen had been doing better though with five points in his previous four games. There were concerns about his ability to produce under Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella, but perhaps this will end up working out for Johansen. There is reason to hope, even if Thursday's contest in particular wasn't a productive one for him or the Blue Jackets.
Nov 20 - 10:54 AM

Ryan Johansen scored for the first time in 13 games on Saturday.

It was Johansen's longest drought in over two years as the talented center scored only his second of the season, this time on the power play. Johansen also chipped in with an assist and now has 12 points in 16 games. He is a minus-five but should start picking up his scoring as he is the Blue Jackets top offensive threat.
Nov 15 - 5:27 AM

Ryan Johansen has now gone 12 straight games without a goal.

That's his longest drought since March of 2013. "It’s just that puck luck," Johansen said. "You just have to keep sticking with it. I know it sounds cliche and dumb after it goes on for a while, but If you dwell on those things it just makes it worse. If we keep getting enough chances they’re bound to go in. We know we’re skilled enough players to get the job done. I really liked our game as a line (on Tuesday). We just need to build off that." Johansen did get two assists on Tuesday, giving him 10 points in 14 games this season.
Nov 13 - 10:53 AM

Ryan Johansen (undisclosed) rejoined the Blue Jackets for Thursday's practice.

Johansen was held out of Wednesday's skate because of bumps and bruises. The fact that he's back on the ice Thursday suggests that his minor issues probably aren't going to cost him any playing time.
Nov 12 - 11:56 AM

Ryan Johansen was kept out of Wednesday's practice for precautionary reasons.

Johansen is dealing with what Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella described as bumps and bruises. He's still regarded as probable for Friday's game, but we're going to err on the side of caution by labeling him as day-to-day.
Nov 11 - 3:16 PM

Ryan Johansen has not scored a goal in the last seven games.

Johansen had 26 goals and 71 points last season but is not even close to that pace as he has only a goal and eight points this season in 13 games. He missed a couple of contests with an illness but Johansen certainly is struggling for him in the early going. He should break out soon as coach John Tortorella loves playing his best players a lot.
Nov 8 - 7:18 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets were only 21-of-56 at the face off dot Friday.

Ryan Johansen led the way, or should we say was the worst as he won only three-of-13 faceoffs. Good thing that Wiliam Karlsson won seven-of-11 or the Blue Jackets would have been worse than 38 percent.
Nov 7 - 6:57 AM

Ryan Johansen skated alongside Matt Calvert and Cam Atkinson during Monday's practice.

The Blue Jackets have opted to break up Johansen, Brandon Saad, and Nick Foligno in favor of some more balanced lines. We'll have to see how that works out, but given that Johansen is in the midst of a five-game point drought, we're concerned.
Nov 3 - 9:19 AM

Ryan Johansen played much better on Friday than he did last week.

Coach John Tortorella stated last week that Johansen was out of shape and actually benched him for a time. He was out of action with an illness the last two games but returned on Friday and played well despite being held pointless. "(Johansen) played good," Tortorella said. "I moved some people in and off his line. They were close, but ... it didn’t get those really good (scoring) looks. Give Washington credit; they’re well-coached, they defend well." Look for Johansen to get his game together and get 60-65 points this season.
Oct 31 - 6:32 AM

Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella did in fact tell Ryan Johansen that he was "not in shape."

Larry Brooks of the New York Post said as much last week, but not everyone took that report at face value. Johansen has confirmed that Tortorella said it. "That was something that was said in the room," Johansen said. "That's something that shouldn't leave the room." He's not sure how it was leaked. Meanwhile, Tortorella felt that Johansen looked tired during Thursday's practice, which Johansen disagrees with. We'll have to see how things progress, but from the outside looking in, we're very concerned about how Tortorella might utilize Johansen.
Oct 30 - 1:39 PM

Don't be shocked if Ryan Johansen's minutes are limited on Friday.

Johansen, who is returning from an illness, looked tired during Thursday's practice, according to Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella. With that in mind, Tortorella plans to keep an eye on Johansen's minutes Friday night. Of course, seeing as Johansen only logged 13:57 minutes in his first game under the new bench boss, it's hard to know what regular minutes will look like for him now.
Oct 30 - 11:42 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Alexander Wennberg
4Gregory Campbell
5William Karlsson
LW1Brandon Saad
2Scott Hartnell
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Calvert
5Kerby Rychel
RW1Nick Foligno
2Cam Atkinson
3Jared Boll
4David Clarkson
5Rene Bourque
D1Jack Johnson
2David Savard
3Ryan Murray
4Fedor Tyutin
5Kevin Connauton
6Justin Falk
7Dalton Prout
8Cody Goloubef
9Andrew Bodnarchuk
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney