ESPN 102.5 The Game’s countdown of the Top 20 Predators of All Time continues with Center Ryan Johansen at no. 16. Affectionately nicknamed “Joey”, Johansen came to Nashville via a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2016. The Preds expected big things from the young star in his first full season, Johansen delivered by dishing 47 assists en route to a 61 point season.
Johansen is the top-line center Nashville has needed since the organization began in 1998. Johansen signed an eight-year contract worth $64 million in the offseason, making him the second highest paid player on the team.
To hear Willy Daunic’s spotlight on Ryan Johansen check out the SoundCloud link below. Tune in to ESPN 102.5 The Game every weekday to hear the rest of the Top 20 Predators of All-Time as they’re revealed. The countdown will last until the puck drops on October 5th, if you miss a player check out The Game Nashville’s SoundCloud page to catch up.