Participants of the Capitals’ Development Camp come from many different backgrounds. The annual gathering this year features undrafted foreigners, college free agents, and some of the team’s top prospects. One invitee has a particularly interesting story: Kevin Lohan, cousin of actress Lindsay Lohan.
“We’re family, but I usually don’t say much about it,” Lohan said. “You can only control what you can control. You can’t control others.
“To be honest I haven’t seen her in a while,” he added of Lindsay, eight years his senior. “We used to be close when we were younger. Everyone went their separate ways.”
In addition to being related to a famous person, Kevin also plays hockey, which is what earned him a spot at Dev Camp. A huge defensive defenseman, he led the Michigan Wolverines in blocked shots last year, his sophomore season.
“Ever since I was a little kid my parents always taught me education comes first,” he said. “I was just looking to go to a place where one, I could get a good education, but two, develop me hockey-wise. Michigan was always a dream as a little kid growing up. I didn’t really know if it was gonna be realistic. When that opportunity came, there was no chance I was gonna turn it down.”
“I’m still raw, but if I keep working hard one day I can hopefully get to the next level,” Lohan concluded.
Photos: Amanda Bowen
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