Sunday night the Hershey Bears won their third game of the season and their second at home 4-3 over the Hartford Wolf Pack. One of the biggest storylines from that win was Lucas Johansen, who scored his first professional hockey goal in the second period.
With the Bears on the power play, Colby Williams fed the puck to Johansen on the left side. Johansen skated towards the goal before unleashing a wrsiter that found the top corner of the net. Lucas met with the media following the game, and discussed his first pro tally:
Lucas, the younger brother of Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen, was drafted in the first round at 28th overall by the Capitals in the 2016 NHL draft. Last season, he posted 41 points (six goals, 35 assists) with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL and finished second among Rockets defensemen in points, goals and assists. In the playoffs, he tallied eight assists in 17 games.
With Christian Djoos, Madison Bowey, and Aaron Ness on the big club, it presented a good opportunity for the 19 year old to make an impact with the Capitals’ AHL affiliate. Johansen also has three assists and a grand total of four points through eight games played during this young season.
NoVa Caps congratulates Lucas Johansen on this achievement.
By Michael Marzzacco