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Ryan Johansen | Center | #92

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 218
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (4) / CLM
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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. Jul 29 - 2:00 PM

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Ryan Johansen's new contract with the Predators is an eight-year pact worth $64 million.

He is signed through the 2024-25 season at $8 million annually to the largest contract offered in Nashville's history in term and total cost. The Predators obtained Johansen from Columbus in January 2016 to serve as their number one center. The soon-to-be 25-year-old has produced 22 goals and 95 points in 124 games since the acquisition.
Jul 28 - 4:09 PM

The Nashville Predators have signed Ryan Johansen to a new contract.

Terms of the deal will be disclosed soon. Johansen tied for the team lead with 61 points last year, while producing a career high 47 assists. He also had 13 points in 14 playoff matches before he suffered a thigh injury, which ended his season.
Jul 28 - 3:46 PM

Ryan Johansen is reportedly looking for an average annual salary of at least $8.5 million from his next contract if it's long term.

Johansen can become a restricted free agent on Saturday after completing a three-year, $12 million contract. He's recorded at least 60 points in each of his last four campaigns, but $8.5 million annually is still probably too high for him. We'll see if he comes down from that.
Jun 30 - 1:32 PM

Contract talks with Ryan Johansen are expected to begin next week.

Johansen can become a restricted free agent on July 1 and he is eligible for arbitration. He co-led the Predators with 61 points in 82 games this past season. Johansen also topped the team with 47 assists. He had 14 points in 14 playoff games before he was injured in the Western Conference Final.
Jun 14 - 5:32 PM

Ryan Johansen (thigh) expects to start skating in a couple of weeks.

Johansen will rehab in the summer after he was diagnosed with acute compartment syndrome in the Western Conference Final against Anaheim. He feels like is moving a bit ahead of schedule, so he should be ready before the start of the 2017-18 campaign.
Jun 13 - 6:30 PM

The Nashville Predators have confirmed that Ryan Johansen was diagnosed with acute compartment syndrome.

That was reported on Saturday, but now there is a Predators' statement on the matter. "Rapid diagnosis and treatment are critical to prevent complications," Predators GM David Poile said. "His symptoms developed shortly after the end of Game Four in Nashville, and as they progressed, he was diagnosed, transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and had surgery performed by head team physician Dr. Jed Kuhn within two hours of his diagnosis. As a result, he had no permanent injury to his muscle, nerves or blood vessels and we expect a full and complete recovery. The Predators would like to thank Vanderbilt Life Flight Paramedics, the VUMC Emergency Department, Operating Room Nurses, and Anesthesiologists for their expedient and excellent care." Johansen will not be able to return before the end of the playoffs, but he should be available for the start of the 2017-18 season.
Source: NHL.com
May 21 - 6:28 PM

According to a source, Ryan Johansen was diagnosed with acute compartment syndrome.

It should be noted that the Predators have not confirmed that this was the problem. Due to the trauma caused by a hit to his thigh, Johansen suffered from not having enough blood supplied to the area. It requires immediate attention and can be a life-threatening issue if not dealt with quickly. We are happy the medical staff caught the injury and we wish him a speedy recovery and hope he is back at full strength for the start of the 2017-18 regular season.
May 20 - 6:01 PM

Coach Peter Laviolette declined to give any updates on the status of Ryan Johansen.

He stated that the Nashville Predators organization does not comment on the status of players. All we know is that the Predators will be without their star center for the remainder of the playoffs because of a thigh injury sustained in Game 4.
May 20 - 5:19 PM

Ryan Johansen is done for the playoffs after suffering a left thigh injury during Thursday's game.

That's a massive blow to the Predators' chances of beating the Anaheim Ducks and winning the Stanley Cup. Johansen is a key part of their offense and has been effective in the playoffs with three goals and 13 points in 14 games. The only other Predators forwards with at least 10 points in the postseason are Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson, so the Predators will be counting on their secondary scorers as well as their offensive defensemen to find the back of the net. If there's any silver lining, it's that Johansen is expected to be fine in two-to-three months, so this injury shouldn't impact him in 2017-18.
May 19 - 5:41 PM

Ryan Johansen notched a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-3 loss to Anaheim.

His third goal of the playoffs and 10th assist gave Nashville a 2-0 lead before the halfway mark of the first period, but the Ducks battled back to take Game 2. Johansen leads the Predators in postseason scoring with 13 points in 12 contests.
May 15 - 10:02 AM

The acquisition of Ryan Johansen last season is arguably one of the key events that led to the Predators reaching the Western Conference Final for the first time.

Getting Johansen in exchange for defenseman Seth Jones went a long way towards bolstering the Predators forward group to the point where it would be competitive in the playoffs. Even without Jones, Nashville has an elite group of defensemen, but the Predators would have taken a significant hit offensively had they never acquired Johansen. He's also stepped up in the playoffs with two goals and nine points in 10 games. That's good enough to tie him with Ryan Ellis for the team lead in points.
May 12 - 10:44 AM

Ryan Johansen scored the game-winning goal and registered an assist in the Predators' 3-1 win over St. Louis in Game 6 on Sunday.

Johansen had been held off the scoresheet in each of Nashville's previous four games, but he picked a great time to break out of his slump. Defenseman Roman Josi also had a goal and an assist, giving him eight points in 10 playoff games. Calle Jarnkrok scored an empty netter with a minute left in regulation time to provide Nashville with some insurance. This victory has propelled the Predators to the Western Conference Final for the first time in their franchise history.
May 7 - 6:02 PM

Ryan Johansen is slumping at the wrong time.

He has not registered a point in four consecutive playoff games. In fact, Johansen's line, which features the Predators' three leading scorers from the regular season, Filip Forsberg, Viktor Arvidsson and Johansen himself, has registered a combined three points in five games against the Blues. This is in sharp contrast to the 15 points the unit recorded in a sweep of the Blackhawks in Round 1. If the Preds are to dispose of the Blues and advance to the third round, Johansen and his linemates are going to have to step it up.
May 7 - 8:00 AM

Ryan Johansen had a great opening-round series against Chicago.

He helped shut down the best players on the Blackhawks and he led all skaters with six points in five games. "I knew I was going to have a great challenge and I was going to be looked at," Johansen said. "Knowing that I played solid against Toews and got the job done versus him, why can't I do that against anyone?" Johansen also posted one goal and five assists in the series.
Apr 25 - 12:47 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