2016 NHL Draft
LHD Lucas Johansen
Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
Steve Kournianos | 06/18/2016 | New York | [hupso]
Height/Weight: 6’2 175 lbs
Born: November 16th, 1997, Vancouver, BC
The Draft Analyst Ranking:
Kelowna’s top defender who has excellent instincts and makes very good reads. What makes him stand out is that he understands the nuances of becoming a consistent three-zone player. Johansen is a very good skater who loves to jump into the attack and even outskated his forwards in order to lend puck support. He can run a power play with efficiency, but he needs to fill into his 6’2 frame in order to be more consistent during chest-to-chest battles. Johansen has a very good shot and makes clean plays in tight spaces in the offensive zone.