Avalanche acquires Ryan Johansen from Predators

DENVER, CO – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired forward Ryan Johansen from the Nashville Predators in exchange for forward Alex Galchenyuk.

Johansen, 30, has recorded 555 points (189 goals, 366 assists) in 842 NHL games during his 12-year career with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Nashville Predators. The 6-foot-3, 218-pound center has added 54 points (19g/35a) in 67 career playoff contests.

“Ryan is a talented, veteran center who helps our top six,” said Avalanche General Manager Chris MacFarland. “He gives us size in the middle of the ice and brings leadership and experience to our roster. We look forward to adding him to our team.”