Johnson named Rebels captain

By rdnewsNOW staff
April 4, 2018 - 4:48pm

The Red Deer Rebels have a new captain.

GM and head coach Brent Sutter announced Wednesday that Reese Johnson will wear the ‘C’ on his jersey in what will be his final WHL season.

“Reese showed throughout this past season all the qualities you would expect, and want, in a captain,” Sutter said in a release. “He is the epitome of what a leader should be, and we are very pleased to be able to name him captain at this time.”

Johnson, who turns 20 in July, will be entering his fourth year with the team. He has played in 120 regular season games with the Rebels over three seasons, scoring 28 goals and 19 assists for 47 points. The Saskatoon native also has six points in 11 career playoff games.

His older brother, Wyatt Johnson was Rebels captain during the 2015-16 season.

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