Lucas Johansen Makes His Debut With Capitals — Gets Assist in First Game

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Another Caps game. Another rookie making his NHL debut. This time it was Lucas Johansen, a defenseman the Capitals chose in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft with the 28th overall pick.

He is the eleventh rookie to make his debut with the Capitals for the 2021-22 season, with ten of those rookies being Capitals draftees.

Johansen started his career with the Hershey Bears during the 2017-18 season and has played with them ever since. It’s been a difficult road for Johansen, as he has been bothered by injuries through much of his career with the Bears.

His older brother, Ryan, five years his senior, who is a center for the Nashville Predators, posted this in honor of his little brother’s debut.

In his debut, Johansen earned the primary assist on the team’s first goal, scored by Evgeny Kuznetsov.

By Diane Doyle

About Diane Doyle

Been a Caps fan since November 1975 when attending a game with my then boyfriend and now husband.
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