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Lucas Johansen to join the Washington Capitals' farm team

Lucas Johansen’s hockey season isn’t over yet.

The Hershey Bears, who are the Washington Capitals’ AHL affiliate, announced on Tuesday that they have signed the Rockets defenceman to an amateur tryout agreement.


Johnansen is the second Rocket to receive an AHL tryout after Kelowna’s season ended on Sunday, with Dillon Dube set to join the Stockton Heat.

He'll also be joining former teammate and Rocket, Madison Bowey, on the Bears' blueline.

The Capitals selected Johansen in the first round of the 2016 NHL entry draft.

In his first season after the draft, Johansen put upsix goals and 35 assists during the regular season before adding eight assists during the Rockets’ playoff run.

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He’ll try to continue his impressive play with the Bears, who are into round two of the AHL playoffs.

They’ll face the Providence Bruins in a best-of-seven series.

Johansen will wear number 24 for his new team.



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