For the 2010 NHL Entry Draft I released detailed prospect profiles of the top 30 rated prospects at The Hockey Writers. To revisit these profiles, I will link up to take a glimpse back at one superb draft.
Ryan Johansen (Click on name for up- to- date stats)
Born: July 31, 1992 in Vancouver, British Columbia
Height/Weight: 6-2/192 pounds
2009-10 Team: Portland (WHL)
NHL Status: Draft Eligible 2010
No player in this draft has rocketed up the rankings and charts of hockey scouts like Johansen in the past year. His hockey evolution has been nothing short of phenomenal.
Big and talented 1st or 2nd line centermen are tough to come by and thus Johansen will be a hot commodity come June 25th.
The only cautionary note some scouts might make is the fact that he has come so far so fast – can he really continue on this amazing evolutionary trail. Those close to and know Johansen well, however, will quickly refute this notion.
Ryan actually has a connection to my hometown of Grand Bank, Newfoundland given that he’s a first cousin of a good friend of mind.