The 20-year-old Johansen has two assists in 10 games with the Blue Jackets this season. He had 14 goals and 13 assists in 34 games with Springfield before the belated start of the NHL season.
He won 8 of 9 faceoffs in more than 16 minutes on the ice in Columbus' 4-2 loss to Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
The Port Moody, British Columbia, native has nine goals and 14 assists in 77 career NHL games, including nine goals and 12 assists in 67 games as a rookie in 2011-12. Johansen was Columbus' first pick, fourth overall, in the 2010 NHL draft.
You can be hyped all you want, but his game will speak for itself. He's obviously going to be a great player so we've got to make sure we keep an eye on him. Whether it's his first game or his 1,000th game, our job is to take care of business, shut him down.
— Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on facing ballyhooed Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, who is making NHL debut in St. Louis
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