Ryan Johnson

Height / Weight
6' 0" / 170 lbs
July 24th 2001 (20)
United States
NHL 2019 mock draft
Draft Type Round Pick Team
Projection 1 31
Lightweight mobile new age attacking defenseman with good upside due to his mobility, puck carrying skills and over all awareness. Excellent in transition with the outlet pass or my carrying the mail. His high end footwork allows him to be aggressive defensively with the confidence in his lateral agility to get back in the mix. In the World Junior Challenge, he acted as a shadow, who mirrored the movements of Podkolzin. Needs to get better in his diagnosis and reaction in his end so he isn’t running around so much. But his feet with eventually settle down and slow the game down. Very good at joining the rush down low, but is careful not to get caught. His long fast strides point to his upside. Almost looks as though he uses the boards to secure the time and space. The he can suddenly explode out at top gear in a series of cuts to surprise and catch teams flat footed. There is lots of upside in this youngster who needs a bit more development and weight room work but can play his end. He has committed to the University of Minnesota.

—Bill Placzek—
Player ranking
Year Rank
2019 48