Rockets Johansen Selected by Washington in 1st Round

Lucas Johansen

Kelowna Rockets defenceman Lucas Johansen has joined a long list of Rockets defenceman to hear their named called at the NHL Draft.



Johansen was selected by the Washington Capitals with the 28th pick of the 1st round of the NHL Draft on Friday in Buffalo.


Johansen played in 65 games for the Rockets in 2015-16, scoring 10 times and adding 39 assists, for a 49 point season, his second in the WHL. He was also plus 11 for Kelowna.


The Port Moody native becomes the second Rocket chosen by the Capitals in the last three years after former Rocket Madison Bowey was drafted by Washington in the 2013 draft.


Other Rockets defenceman to be drafted in the 1st round of the NHL Draft include Scott Hannan, Luke Schenn and Tyler Myers.


The NHL Draft continues on Saturday.