Ryan Johansen 19 | Center

Columbus Blue Jackets

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Thu. Sep 18, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Johansen has flown home to Vancouver after last-minute talks between the Blue Jackets and his agent failed to produce a contract agreement, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Impact: Club president John Davidson took the unusual step of publicly announcing the various contracts Johansen had been offered and turned down, which ranged from a two-year, $6 million deal to eight years and $46 million, while agent Kurt Overhardt is said to be seeking a two-year, $13 million deal as a 'bridge' contract to take the RFA into his arbitration years. With the two sides still so far apart, Johansen could be facing a lengthy absence from training camp, so unless things change in a hurry, you'll need to start dropping Johansen on your cheat sheets.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 17, 2014
News: Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen dropped strong hints that the club would stop negotiating with Johansen's agent once training camp begins on Thursday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Impact: Meanwhile, club president John Davidson described agent Kurt Overhardt's contract proposals as "embarrassing" and "absurd", and said that while the Jackets are using Matt Duchesne's bridge deal as a reasonable point of comparison, Overhardt has been tossing around names like Stamkos and Toews. Public statements like these are clearly a negotiating tactic, but the Jackets do have enough depth at center that they could try to survive the loss of Johansen, last season's top scorer, by shifting Boone Jenner into the middle or possibly giving a prospect like Alexander Wennberg a long look.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 10, 2014
News: After six weeks of silence, the Blue Jackets front office is expected to resume negotiations with Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, during this weekend's Traverse City prospect tournament, the Columbus Dispatch reports. "The last time they contacted us, (the offer) wasn't something that merited further talks," Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. Impact: The two sides are said to be $3 million per year apart, although they have agreed in principle on a two-year contract. The Blue Jackets' training camp begins September 17, and if Johansen isn't under contract by then he'll be officially considered a holdout. He has been in Columbus the last two weeks participating in voluntary practices, however, so if he does sign over the next few days Johansen won't be behind in his conditioning.(RotoWire, )
Ryan Johansen
2013-14 Season
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 203  Age: 22
Born: 7/31/1992, Vancouver, British Columbia
Shoots: right
Drafted: 2010 - Rd 1
(4th overall by the Blue Jackets)
Injury Status
No Current Injury