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Ryan Johansen

Born:July 31, 1992Draft:2010 Blue Jackets, 4th Overall
Hometown:Vancouver, BC, CANPosition:C
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Colorado Avalanche

Ryan Johansen (born July 31, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). Growing up, he played minor hockey in the Greater Vancouver area until joining the junior ranks with the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) for one season. In 2009–10, he moved to the major junior level with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL). After his first WHL season, he was selected fourth overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Internationally, he has competed for the Canadian national junior team at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he earned a silver medal and was named to the Tournament All-Star Team. In 2015, he participated in the 2015 NHL Skills Competition and was named the 2015 NHL All-Star Game MVP.

Ryan Johansen Nashville Predators
Ryan Johansen with the Nashville Predators (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Ryan Johansen Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded ToTraded For
Jan. 6, 2016Columbus Blue JacketsNashville PredatorsSeth Jones
June 24, 2023Nashville PredatorsColorado AvalancheUFA rights to Alex Galchenyuk

Deeper Dive


  • BC U18 Most Points by Defenseman (48) — 2007-08
  • CHL Top Prospects Game — 2009-10
  • U20 WJC All-Star Team –2010-11
  • U20 WJC Silver Medal –2010-11
  • WHL (West) First All-Star Team –2010-11
  • WHL Playoffs Most Points (28) –2010-11
  • NHL All-Star Game — 2014-15
  • Alternate Captain (Predators) — 2017-