Johansen (thigh) received a qualifying offer by Nashville.
Johansen has now eclipsed the 60-point mark for his fourth consecutive season, including 26 power-play points. Before getting injured, he was indispensable on Nashville's playoff run, scoring three goals and adding 10 helpers, while posing a plus-12 rating. The center, who turns 25 in the end of July, is due to get paid after proving he yields consistent production on both ends of the ice, so it'll be interesting to see how much money the Preds are willing to shell out for him.
Gunnarson signed an entry-level contract last year with the Predators after having played his entire career in Sweden. He did not see the ice on either the NHL or AHL level last season and will be on the open market once free agency begins on July 1.
Rissling will officially be on the open market on July 1st, when NHL free agency begins. Rissling last saw the ice in the AHL during the 2015-16 season, where he appeared in just 10 games for the Cincinnati Cyclones and scored one goal.
This was a smart selection by the Preds and one that fantasy owners need to note. Farrance's game is built for the modern day NHL. He's mobile, makes a strong first pass out of his own end and perhaps most importantly, will continue to stick with his game even if he makes a mistake. A Boston University commit, Farrance should be in line for a significant role right out of the gate for the Terriers with Charlie McAvoy having decided to turn pro and join the Bruins. He's a long way from the NHL, but the Preds know defense. He'll be good.
Mismash's consistent improvement over the course of 2016-17 raised his stock considerably. He got off to a slow start for the USNTDP, but finished with 52 points in 57 games and he was one of their most important and best players by the time the season was over. Mismash has good hands and he has shown an ability to consistently find dead spots in coverage in the offensive zone. His smarts with the puck make up for his average size (6-feet, 180 pounds). Mismash is committed to the University of North Dakota.