• Preseason scoring champ

    News: Ryan Johansen finished the preseason with four goals and a league-high 12 points in just four games.
    Analysis: Linemate Nick Foligno came in second in the preseason scoring race with nine points while Brandon Saad was just one point behind Foligno, indicating just how dominant the unit was during the exhibition schedule. If the chemistry they've displayed so far carries into the regular season, Ryan Johansen seems poised for his first point-per-game campaign, at the very least.
  • Three-point night in preseason win Monday

    News: Ryan Johansen scored a goal and added two assists in Tuesday's 5-2 preseason win over the Predators.
    Analysis: The Blue Jackets' top line of Ryan Johansen flanked by Brandon Saad and Nick Foligno racked up nine points in total and shows every sign of being a force when the games begin to count. Don't be shy about calling out Johansen's name a bit early at your draft, as he seems poised for a huge campaign.
  • Jackets' Johansen Assists In Win

    News: Ryan Johansen collected an assist in Friday's 4-2 win over the Sabres.
    Analysis: Ryan Johansen's production has slowed down a bit since his 15-point March, as he has been limited to a goal and two helpers through five April contests. That minor cool spell shouldn't deter fantasy owners from keeping him active in Saturday's season finale against the Islanders, however. Johansen is always liable to go off for a multi-point outing, and has already done so 16 times this season. Even if he's held off the score sheet Saturday, Johansen will have already finished with a career-best 71 points, 26 of which have come on the power play.
  • Eight-Game Streak, 70 Points For Jackets' Johansen

    News: Ryan Johansen notched two helpers -- one on the power play -- Tuesday in a 3-2 overtime win against New Jersey.
    Analysis: That's now eight straight games with a point for the red-hot Ryan Johansen, who's got three goals and 11 points to go with a plus-6 rating over that span. He's hit 70 points for the first time, and we suspect it won't be the last.
  • Blue Jackets' Johansen Has Two-Point Game

    News: Ryan Johansen recorded his second straight multi-point game Friday, potting his 25th goal of the season and adding an assist in a win over the Blackhawks.
    Analysis: That's a six game point streak for Ryan Johansen, who is up to 65 points in 74 games on the season. He's been steadily producing all season and already has surpassed his previous career high of 63 points. With 186 shots on goal and seven power-play goals, this fantasy stud is a must-start every game.
  • Goal, Assist For Jackets' Johansen

    News: Ryan Johansen potted his 24th goal and contributed a power-play assist Tuesday in a 5-3 win over Anaheim.
    Analysis: That's points in five straight for the young star, who's now matched last season's 82-game point total (63) in just 73 games. That minus-11 rating isn't pretty, but he's got a legit chance to hit 70 points this season and already has 25 on the power play. There are few better long-term fantasy assets.
  • Jackets' Johansen Scores In Win

    News: Ryan Johansen notched a goal in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Oilers.
    Analysis: Ryan Johansen has once again been a bright spot on a disappointing Blue Jackets squad this season. He now has 23 goals and 36 assists in 70 games, but also comes saddled with a minus-12 rating.
  • Jackets' Johansen Collects Two Points

    News: Ryan Johansen gathered a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Penguins.
    Analysis: Ryan Johansen had been cold lately, picking up just one point in his last six contests before Sunday's multi-point effort. That stretch has knocked him off his near point-per-game pace, but the 22-year-old is up to 55 points in 62 games and should be able to top last season's total of 63.
  • Jackets' Johansen Rattles Off Two Points

    News: Ryan Johansen scored a goal and picked up an empty-net assist Tuesday in a win over Philadelphia.
    Analysis: He'd been stuck on 20 goals for four games and 50 points for the last two, so it's nice to see Ryan Johansen push through the barrier there. He's been building on last year's breakout all season long, and at just 22 years old, he's got a lot of great hockey ahead of him.
  • Jackets' Johansen Reaches 20 Goals

    News: Ryan Johansen scored his 20th goal of the season and added two assists in Friday's win over the Blues.
    Analysis: Just another day at the office for Ryan Johansen, who has 48 points in 50 games. The top-line center continues to lead the offensive charge in Columbus, helping the team pick up four wins in their last eight outings. On track for a career-best 80-point season, Johansen should be owned in all formats.