Ryan Johansen’s presence sparked to life the offensive motor of the club, and his combination of size, talent, and youth puts a crown that reads “Franchise Material” on top of his head. Moving into next season and hopefully the foreseeable future, there is little question that the 23-year-old will helm the center position on the top line.
Though he has had his efforts and composure questioned at times, his results have been unambiguous- pocketing two 60-point seasons and a 70-point season in the past three campaigns of his short five-year career. With a season in the Predator system under his belt and highly skilled wingers at his flanks, it will be Smashville’s pleasure to watch the star center grow towards his ceiling.
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