Blue Jackets Select Portland Winterhawks Center Ryan Johansen with the Fourth Overall Pick of 2010 NHL Entry Draft

Johansen led all WHL rookies in playoff scoring and tied for second among rookies during the regular season

Friday, 06.25.2010 / 7:34 PM / News
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Blue Jackets Select Portland Winterhawks Center Ryan Johansen with the Fourth Overall Pick of 2010 NHL Entry Draft

LOS ANGELES – The Columbus Blue Jackets selected Portland Winterhawks center Ryan Johansen with the fourth overall pick in the first round of the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft, club General Manager Scott Howson announced tonight. The Entry Draft is being held at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Johansen, 17, scored 25 goals and 44 assists for 69 points, had 53 penalty minutes and was +17 in 71 games with Portland of the Western Hockey League during the 2009-10 season. He ranked second among WHL rookies in points. He added 6-12-18 and 18 penalty minutes in 13 playoff games to lead all WHL rookies in playoff scoring.

"We are very pleased to add Ryan to our organization," said Howson. "He is a center with size and hockey sense. He had a strong rookie season with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. We are excited to add a player of his talent to our organization and believe he will become a solid NHL player in the not too distant future."

The Port Moody, British Columbia native, Johansen recorded 5-12-17 and 21 penalty minutes in 47 games with Penticton of the British Columbia Hockey League in 2008-09. He added 4-3-7 and two penalty minutes in 10 playoff games to rank fourth on the club in playoff scoring.

The 2010 Entry Draft will continue on Saturday at STAPLES Center with rounds two through seven. The Blue Jackets currently hold the following picks – second round (34th and 55th), fourth round (94th and 102nd), fifth round (124th), sixth round (154th) and seventh round (184th).

RYAN JOHANSEN, Forward

Portland (WHL), Hgt.: 6-3, Wgt.: 194, Shoots: Right, Born: July 31, 1992 (Port Moody, British Columbia)

Career Statistics       Regular Season                                          Playoffs

Year     Team    League  GP  TOI   G  A  PTS   +/-  PIM          GP  G   A    PTS    PIM

2008-09 Penticton  BCHL         47     n/a       5    12    17      n/a       21                10     4       3          7          2

2009-10 Portland     WHL         71     n/a      25   44    69       17        53                13    6      12        18        18

WHL Totals                     71   …    25  44  69     17    53            13  6    12     18      18

BCHL Totals                   47   …     5   12  17     …    21            10  4     3       7        2

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