Lucas Johansen

Washington Capitals

Fantasy Summary

Johansen has the tool package to become a solid two-way defenseman and can chip in the offense when required


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth November 16, 1997
Height 6‘2”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 1; Overall: 26

Observations

July 2019 – Flat out Johansen had a poor year. A Large portion of that was due to the injury that kept him out for a couple of months, but at the tail end of his remaining games played he was looking like his old self. With there being no room on the Capitals roster, Johansen needs to play a healthy season on an improved Bears squad and prove he is too good for the AHL. He is close to the cusp of an NHL/AHL tweener but still has the upside of being a mid-pair defenseman in the NHL. Pat Quinn

 

March 2019 – Johansen returned to the Bears in the first week of February after missing two and quarter months with an upper body injury. Before the injury Johansen had nine points in 17 games and once back he has put up only three points in the last 18 games. He is getting back up to speed in the AHL on a healthy Bears defense as the team keeps piling on the wins. Pat Quinn

 

December 2018 – Johansen played well to start the year and then was hit with the injury bug that has decimated the Bears’ defense. He is currently out long-term after sustaining an upper-body injury in late November. Pat Quinn

 

September 2018 – After a great first AHL season Johansen will look to build on his previous season in the AHL. There is no room on the Capitals currently but Johansen could be a call up if injuries occur. As of right now he will be a top two defenseman on the Bears and will continue to develop. Pat Quinn

 

May 2018 – Johansen was the best of the Bears young defensemen for the 2017-18 season. The Bears were not a great team last season and rarely could score, to say Johansen was the best is more to say he was pretty good for a rookie in his first year.  In his first AHL season Johansen had 27 points in 74 games and was routinely featured on the team top powerplay. Johansen looks to pass more often then shoot and I do not figure him to be a first powerplay quarterback in the future, but instead more a top four two-way defenseman who can play on the second powerplay. Pat Quinn

 

December 2017 – Johansen has been playing extremely well for a Bears team hat is struggling to score as of late. He is leading the defense is points with 14, which is good for a tie for fourth on the Bears overall. One problem for Johansen is that for a player trusted with powerplay one opportunites he does shoot enough, as he has just 35 shots in 27 games. In those 35 shots he does have five goals, so he seems to be mirroring Djoos’ final AHL season (picking his spots over just blindly shooting), but I would still prefer that he shoots more. As of now Johansen is exceeding expectations for the Capitals and could be up in the NHL as early as the 2018-2019 season. Pat Quinn

 

July 2017 – Johansen had a mediocre year in terms of fantasy production last season but that was in large part due to the Kelowna Rockets team spreading the ice time out to more players, notably Cal Foote. He still managed to produce a similar number of points while putting up better defensive numbers overall. Barring no UFA moves on the back end Johansen will still likely spend this season in the AHL receiving top four ice time in a lot tougher of a league to grow his game as that is usually how the Capitals progress its prospects. Look for Johansen to be a steady mid-pairing defenseman who can tansition he game well but is likely not never wow in the points department. Pat Quinn

 

December 2016 – Johansen has seen his points for the Kelowna Rockets on defense off to a slow start this seasn. Currently he has 12 points in 30 games, a 0.4 points per game, compared 0.71 ppg for his draft year (2015-2016). That is concerning but most scouts were bullish on his offense explosion but were all still high on his strong two-way play, that has not dropped off at all. Nine of his 12 points are from the powerplay, so he is still playing the #1 powerplay, but his even strength scoring is way down which could be associated with unlucky on-ice shooting percentages. He was drafted as a strong two-way defender, and that is still there, but if the offense continues to grow on last years pace that would be an added bonus. Pat Quinn

 

June 2016 – The two-way defender has to add some muscle, but Ryan Johansen’s younger brother is the latest high-end talent from the blueliner factory known as the Kelowna Rockets. Mark Allan

 

March 2016 – Lucas Johansen is a smooth skating cerebral defenseman, with an accurate shot from the point, who plays a solid all around game. Fluid is stride, Johansen can get to open pucks and find seams through fore-checkers as he transitions the puck up ice with ease. Not overly physical, Johansen plays a steady positional defense and keeps and active stick to break up passes of attackers. Though his calling card is with the puck on his stick, he isn’t a one dimensional offensive defenseman as he uses good hockey sense to read plays both ways. Johansen still requires work on his defensive reads as he can be caught trying to be too fancy rather than make the simple play. – Aynsley Scott


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 BCMML Flyers 2 U16 Cup - - - - - |          
 2012-2013 Vancouver NE Chiefs BCMML 40 3 7 10 8 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
 2013-2014 Vancouver NE Chiefs BCMML 40 7 17 24 26 |          
 2014-2015 Kelowna Rockets WHL 65 1 7 8 16 | Playoffs 19 1 4 5
  Kelowna Rockets M-Cup 3 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 Kelowna Rockets WHL 69 10 39 49 20 | Playoffs 18 2 6 8
 2016-2017 Kelowna Rockets WHL 68 6 35 41 39 | Playoffs 17 0 8 8
 2017-2018 Hershey Bears AHL 74 6 21 27 22 |          
 2018-2019 Hershey Bears AHL 45 3 11 14 22 | Playoffs 9 0 2 2
 2019-2020 Hershey Bears AHL - - - - - |          

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