New Capitals draft pick Brent Johnson says he thinks he was named after former Capital Brent Johnson: ‘That’s the myth’
The Washington Capitals’ second pick of the 2021 NHL Draft generated a big response on social media.
The Capitals took 5-11, 164-pound defenseman Brent Johnson out of the USHL Sioux Falls Stampede — the team’s second right-handed shooting rearguard in two picks.
If that name sounds really familiar, that’s because it is. Brent Johnson is a former Capitals goaltender and currently provides analysis of the team for NBC Sports Washington.
According to the prospect defenseman, who was selected 80th overall, it is not a coincidence.