D Ryan Johnson - University of Minnesota, NCAA (2019, 31st, BUF)

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  1. GeorgeLeafer12

    GeorgeLeafer12 GEORGE=JORI,LEAFER=LEHTERÄ,12=JERSEY NUMBER

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    Ryan Johnson
    Defenseman (LD)
    July 24th 2001
    6 foot 0? / 161 lbs?

    Ryan Johnson (son of Craig Johnson) commits to University of Minnesota (2020-2021 season)
    his father played for the Minnesota 1990 - 1993

    The article

    He is 3rd youngest D-man in the entire USHL in this upcoming season:
    3. Ryan Johnson (Stampede) 2. Valtteri Piiroinen (Stampede) 1. Anthony Kehrer (Musketeers)

    Ryan has played for the Anaheim jr Ducks past 3 years

    I could post his stats from his time in Anaheim
    but recently ive learned that when it comes to American junior hockey
    eliteprospects.com is not very reliable source.

    Here are his eliteprospect stats nevertheless->
    Ryan Johnson at eliteprospects.com

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    Any thoughts about Ryan Johnson?
     
  2. Bonin21

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    Better be good cuz people were hyping him up like crazy before he committed to the Gophers. I'd say check back in a couple months after the USHL season starts.
     
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    He would have likely been on the Hlinka Gretzky team but he wasn't able to attend selects camp due to a knee injury. He is a high end skater and and thinks the game well should transition in to the USHL just fine.
     
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    If he is born July, 2001 as you state that would make him 2019 draft eligible and not 2020 as the title suggests.
     
  6. GeorgeLeafer12

    GeorgeLeafer12 GEORGE=JORI,LEAFER=LEHTERÄ,12=JERSEY NUMBER

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    But isn't the draft held over a month before that birth date?
     
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    The cutoff date for draft eligible's is September 15th, so his draft year is in fact 2019.

    A player like Lafreniere was born October 11th, hence why his draft eligible year is 2020, despite being born in 2001.
     
  8. GeorgeLeafer12

    GeorgeLeafer12 GEORGE=JORI,LEAFER=LEHTERÄ,12=JERSEY NUMBER

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    Yeah, forgot that, thank you.
     
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    Any update on this kid? How has he looked in the USHL?
     
  10. GeorgeLeafer12

    GeorgeLeafer12 GEORGE=JORI,LEAFER=LEHTERÄ,12=JERSEY NUMBER

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    Leads his team in +/- this season (+16)
    Has 5 goals, 15 assists, in 37 games this season so far.

    2nd in d-men scoring for his team
    1. Crozier (2000) 30 points (0.69 ppg) | 2. Johnson (2001) 20 points (0.54 ppg) 3. Kessel (2000) 14 points (0.33 ppg)

    Hockeyprospect.com ranks him 21st
    TSN/Bob McKenzie ranks him 30th
    Future Considerations ranks him 51st

    Central Scouting ranks him 36th (NA skaters)
     
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    He's a very interesting prospect, but I'm not completely sold on him yet. When I watch defencemen, the first thing I turn my attention to is how they are at outskating and outsmarting forechecking pressure. Ryan is really good at that. He's also quite aggressive in cutting off lanes and pinching up to keep plays alive. That said, I haven't seen anything that would convince me of serious offensive upside.

    He reminds me of Vaakanainen.
     
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    GeorgeLeafer12 GEORGE=JORI,LEAFER=LEHTERÄ,12=JERSEY NUMBER

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    Where is he playing next year? Is he spending another year in USHL or going straight to college? I feel like he's the type of player who could use another year in the USHL to really develop his offensive game.
     
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    He accelerated his schooling and will be at University if Minnesota next year
     
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    Found this interesting, but not really surprising. I think this kid is a legit 1st rounder but he's barely being talked about. Think a lot of people will go "Who?" when their team takes him in the 1st round in June.
     
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    Cue fanbase ‘X’ overreaction meltdown when they pick him in the first round because he’s a late riser.

    I just don’t understand HF sometimes, people would rather have their team pick a falling prospect who they’ve heard of but who is dropping for very good reasons but are aghast when a kid is really starting to accelerate his development and crushing pre-draft combines and gets picked because the name is new to them.

    Almost every “winners and losers” reaction thread on this forum is winners are teams who picked falling prospects with known names and loser clubs are ones who “reached” (but not really) for prospects who are rising. So ridiculous.
     
  18. Castle8130

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    Anyone have video on the kid?
     
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    Johnson is in my top-31 by his skating alone. He has very high potential as a two-way defenseman. He's a one man breakout machine as well...he should be highly coveted on draft day. On a personal note, I would be ecstatic if he fell to #34.
     
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    Yeah I just saw that the other day, thank you though. He reminds me a lot of Duncan Keith ( has a lot of his better qualities), but he seems to have some IQ/work ethic issues that could hold him back.

    His stick handling is so smooth, it sets himself up for a very effective pass or shot. Too bad his passing and shooting isn't really there. It reminds me of when you see a very attractive woman (the stickhandling and skating smoothness; sets herself up to be attractive in every way) and then when she talks it makes you want to claw your ears out (the atrociousness of the puck coming off the stick; has a monster voice).
     
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    If his offensive game continues to develop, he'll likely be a steal. High hockey IQ, great skater, and can effortlessly shut down the opposition (ask Podkolzin). Not surprised to see him sneak into the first round.
     
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    I laughed at this after reading our boards reaction to the pick.

    Welcome to buff Ryan! I'm intrigued.
     
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    So I should climb back off the ledge??? Haha
     

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