The newly acquired Ryan Johansen took the ice for the first time for the Nashville Predators at practice Thursday morning at Bridgestone Arena. Video and reaction below.

 Ryan Johansen at practice:


Player reaction to the Ryan Johansen trade:

“Playing against him, he is very high skilled and still a young guy with lots of potential and an already established player. He had a really good year last year. I’m sure he will help us a lot and bring that skillset and bring another weapon for our power play. Hopefully it sparks up a little bit.”
– Pekka Rinne

“It’s part of the business, but it’s sad to see Jones go. He was a good friend. We played a lot together. We were roommates for a period of time too, so I wish him the best.

A great addition in Johansen. He does everything in the game. He’s a big body, skates well, shoots, passes, everything. It’s a good addition for our team and hopefully we can find some success with him.”
– Ryan Ellis (who played with Johansen on Team Canada in the World Junior Championship)


Head Coach Peter Laviolette on Ryan Johansen: