Capitals Re-Assign Pheonix Copley And Lucas Johansen To Hershey


The Washington Capitals announced Thursday morning that they have reassigned goaltender Pheonix Copley and defenseman Lucas Johansen to Hershey.

Copley, 30, made 21 saves in his season debut last night against the Edmonton Oilers. In 21 games with the Bears this season, Copley has posted a record of 12-7-2 with two shutouts, a 2.50 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage, leading the Bears in each respective category.

In 212 career AHL games, Copley has a 112-67-24 record with 15 shutouts, a 2.54 goals-against average and .910 save percentage.

The North Pole, Alaska native appeared in 27 games with Washington in 2018-19, posting a 16-7-3 record with one shutout and a 2.90 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage. In 30 career NHL games with the Capitals and the St. Louis Blues, Copley has a 16-9-3 record with a 2.92 goals-against average and .903 save percentage.

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. 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). 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.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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