Friday Five: Get to know Ryan Johansen
Friday, 01.24.2014 / 7:00 AM
By BlueJackets.com Staff
Hockey Idol? Joe Thornton.
There are definitely similarities between Thornton and Johansen: they're both big-bodied centers who control the puck and make plays, they both wear No. 19, and they're both pretty good in the face-off circle. As a youngster growing up in Port Moody, B.C., Johansen watched as many of Thornton's games as he could and tried to model his game after his boyhood idol.