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Ryan Johansen | Center | #92

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 218
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (4) / CLM
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Ryan Johansen says he's in the best shape of his life and he's ready for a breakout season.
The Predators gave up talented blue liner Seth Jones so that they could acquire Johansen from the Blue Jackets. "No doubt last year I had a setback," Johansen said. "With how I feel right now in this moment and learning over my five years in the league, I feel like I'm in the best shape of my life. Strength-wise, I'm the biggest I've been, strongest I've been, most mature my body's been." If he really is as committed as he says, Johansen could be in for a big year. He's proven in the past that he's fully capable of scoring 30-plus goals and/or 70-plus points. Sep 24 - 9:35 AM

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Predators GM David Poile is expecting Ryan Johansen to have a big year in 2016-17.

"I think Ryan is going to have his best year ever in the National Hockey League," Poile said. "I mean, that’s probably a lot of pressure and I guess a challenge. A lot of things happened, if you will, for him to be available in the first place and for him to be traded from Columbus to us and it was a huge trade when we traded Seth Jones for Ryan." The 24-year-old put up a respectable 60 points in 80 games last season, but only 14 of those points were goals. It's a big year for Johansen, as his current contract expires at the end of the upcoming season.
Aug 16 - 9:29 PM

Nashville and Ryan Johansen might start discussing a contract extension early in the 2016-17 campaign, but that's not where his focus is now.

"For me, the approach is we're going to get something done if I do my thing," Johansen said. "My whole thing is having a great summer of training, being in the best shape I can be in and just doing my thing on the ice. ... If I put myself in a situation to have success where my body's in the shape I want it to be in and I gain that confidence over the summer with all of the work I've put in, I feel like the sky's the limit for me and I can do some great things." Johansen had 14 goals and 60 points in 80 games last season, which was down from 71 points in 2014-15. It's not an exaggeration to say that he's entering an important year which will play a big role in gauging if he can reach another level. He's entering the final season of a three-year, $12 million campaign, though he's only eligible for restricted free agency, so Nashville doesn't have to feel pressured to get something done sooner rather than later.
Jul 18 - 4:24 AM

Ryan Johansen scored the only goal of the second period, tying the game 2-2, in the Nashville Predators 4-3 overtime win over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night.

Johansen's goal changed the momentum of the game, and got the home crowd into the contest. He now has four goals and four assists in 13 playoff games played this season, including three points (2G, 1A) in his past five games played. Johansen's goal was assisted by Ryan Ellis.
May 10 - 1:00 AM

Ryan Johansen scored in Sunday night's 3-2 loss to San Jose.

He found the back of the net with just four seconds left in the third period, but the game was already over at that point. The Sharks had a two-goal cushion when Joe Thornton scored into an empty net in the final minute. Johansen has contributed three goals and three assists in nine postseason matches.
May 2 - 9:38 AM

Ryan Johansen popped a goal and an assist during Friday's 5-2 Game 1 loss to San Jose.

Johansen continued to be a force to be reckoned with during his 17:10 of play. He registered a minor, two hits, two takeaways, plus a block, and scoring on his only shot. He's now up to two goals and four points in eight games this postseason.
Apr 30 - 1:41 AM

After dropping three straight games to the Ducks, Ryan Johansen knows it's time for the Preds to step up their game.

"You look at any team that's won the (Stanley) Cup, and it's never smooth sailing through the playoffs," said Predators center Ryan Johansen. "Adversity is going to hit, and our backs are against the wall now." The 23-year-old hasn't produced much during the series. He scored his first goal of the playoffs in Game 5 and has two points overall. Nashville trails 3-2 in the best-of-seven series.
Apr 24 - 9:29 AM

Ryan Johansen netted a marker, but it wasn’t enough as the Predators fell 5-2 to the Ducks in Game 5 on Saturday night.

Nashville needs its big boys to step up, and in this one only Johansen did so. He has one goal and an assist in this series, now 3-2 in favor of the Ducks. But it wasn’t as if the Predators didn’t create chances -- they won the even-strength scoring-chance game 17-10 and out-possessed the Ducks at even strength, too. But it wasn't enough, mostly because of poor goaltending. Johansen scored the first goal at 14:13 of the first period, then Miikka Salomaki pulled within 3-2 in the third period. Shea Weber, Mike Ribeiro and Colin Wilson got the helpers.
Apr 23 - 9:01 PM

Ryan Johansen picked his first playoff point as a Predator in Friday's Game 1 win over Anaheim.

Johansen won over half his draws, while dishing out three hits over 18:31 of work in the effort. He now has five assists and seven points in seven career playoff games as well.
Apr 16 - 2:02 AM

Ryan Johansen contributed two assists in a 4-3 win over Colorado on Tuesday.

He has one goal and five helpers over a four-game point streak. Johansen has 32 points in 40 games with the Predators this season.
Apr 6 - 12:40 PM

Ryan Johansen notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh.

Johansen was cold in February, but he heated up again in March with nine assists and 13 points in 15 contests. He has eight goals and 21 assists in 38 games with the Predators this season.
Apr 1 - 10:01 AM

Ryan Johansen will face his former Blue Jacket teammates for the first time since he was traded to Nashville in early January.

Nashville hosts Columbus Saturday night and Johansen is understandably anxious to do well against his former club. "This one would feel good to win for sure," said Johansen. "It’ll be interesting seeing all those guys and being on the same ice playing against them. I’m looking forward to it now; it should be a fun night." Johansen has done well as the Preds' top-line center since his arrival almost seven weeks ago registering 25 points over that period. Look for him to have a big game Saturday night.
Mar 26 - 11:56 AM

Nashville center Ryan Johansen had a goal and two assists to help the Predators subdue the visiting Los Angeles Kings 5-2 Monday night.

After a slow February, Johansen has enjoyed a productive March, with nine points in nine games during the month. He has 51 points and 13 goals on the season. Also scoring goals for Nashville Monday were Mike Fisher (12th), James Neal (28th), Filip Forsberg (30th) and Roman Josi (12th). Josi also contributed with his 41st assist of the season. Neal also had an assist, the 400th point of his NHL career. The Preds scored three of their goals in the first period and led 3-0 after two periods.
Mar 21 - 11:33 PM

Ryan Johansen scored a goal and added an assist in the Preds' 4-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

Johansen cooled down in February, managing eight points in 13 games. He now has six points in eight March games and 48 in 69 games over the whole season.
Mar 18 - 12:05 AM

Don't be surprised if Ryan Johansen breaks out Saturday night against the Canucks.

Johansen has registered only three points in his last 12 games (although all three have come in his last five contests) but will be playing in his hometown of Vancouver on Saturday with plenty of support in the crowd. We would make sure Johansen is active Saturday.
Mar 12 - 11:01 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Ribeiro
3Mike Fisher
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Colton Sissons
LW1Colin Wilson
2Kevin Fiala
3Miikka Salomaki
4Austin Watson
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Matt Carle
6Yannick Weber
7Anthony Bitetto
8Petter Granberg
G1Pekka Rinne
2Marek Mazanec
3Juuse Saros