The Washington Capitals announced on Monday that they have recalled defenseman Lucas Johansen from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) and have assigned him to the taxi squad.
Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny entered COVID protocol on Friday and will likely miss the Capitals game against the Penguins on Tuesday night. Defenseman Nick Jensen has been out with an upper-body injury and missed the last four games.
— Jon Sorensen (@jon_m_sorensen) October 24, 2021
Johansen, 24, made his NHL debut and recorded his first NHL point on Dec. 31 versus the Detroit Red Wings. Johansen has recorded 13 points (3g, 10a) and a +16 plus/minus rating in 31 games with Hershey this season.
Kuzy ties it up in the second, plus Lucas Johansen tallies his first NHL point!
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) January 1, 2022
The Vancouver, British Columbia native is on pace to record 28 points this season, which would mark a new single-season AHL career high (2017-18: 6g-21a-27p in 74 games played).
— Jon Sorensen (@jon_m_sorensen) October 16, 2021
In 164 career games with Hershey, Johansen has recorded 58 points (12g, 46a). Johansen was selected with the Capitals’ first-round pick, 28th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.
By Jon Sorensen