Ryan Johansen, C
Hometown: Vancouver, B.C.
Drafted: 2010 by Columbus Blue Jackets, 4th Overall
March 2014 – We can officially say that the expectations of his game changing play has arrived on many score sheets and fantasy teams everywhere. His ceiling is not yet realized, but he is well on the way for the Bluejackets. He could even figure into consideration for the next Olympic team as a top scoring forward. If you own him, keep him and love the rewards! Jason Banks
April 2013 – Johansen is an all-around player with large upside that he is yet to being close realizing. Somewhat of a late bloomer, in only two WHL seasons, he posted 84 goals and 123 assists in only 168 games. (regular season and playoffs) Coming out of junior, Johansen jumped directly into the NHL and posted a decent regular season showing much promise. This season however, he has a sophomore slump as his point production rate is down despite being bigger, stronger and seeing more minutes. The Jackets sent him down to Springfield in February in an effort to help him find his scoring touch, in eight games after the recall, it seemed to inject life into him as he posted five points, but since has only a single tally in 13 games. If the growing pains last into next season, Johansen could start next season in the AHL again with Boone Jenner possibly bumping him. Currently he makes an excellent buy low candidate from an impatient manager, and he should recover value next season. Jason Banks
Do not let his lack of luster thus far scare you away, he has a high ceiling once he finds his way.
Johansen scores his first NHL goal.
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