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Steve Johnson
Steve  Johnson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Excelsior, Minn.

High School:
Minnetonka

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
Defense

Junior Team:
Omaha (USHL)


12/02/2016

Gophers Top OSU in B1G Opener

Rem Pitlick tallied a career-high three assists while Tyler Sheehy and Leon Bristedt each added two goals for the Gophers.

11/05/2016

Schierhorn Blanks UND in Series Finale

The Gophers (4-2-2 overall, 0-0-0-0 Big Ten) recorded goals from Mike Szmatula and Vinni Lettieri.

10/27/2016

Rinkside: First Game in New York since 2003

Minnesota (2-2-0 overall, 0-0-0-0 Big Ten) hasn’t played Clarkson since 1993 and hasn’t played St. Lawrence since 1998

10/22/2016

Minnesota Drops Series Finale

Jack Ramsey scored his first career goal during Saturday's first period at the National Hockey Center.

10/14/2016

Gophers Net Nine in Exhibition Win

Rem Pitlick scored three goals and added an assist in his first game at Mariucci Arena.

10/14/2016

Men's Hockey vs. USANDT 10-14-16

Men's Hockey vs. USANDT 10-14-16

03/18/2016

Big 10 Semifinal

Big 10 Tournament Semifinal game vs. Ohio State.

01/15/2016

Men's Hockey vs. Michigan State 1-15-16

Men's Hockey vs. Michigan State 1-15-16

2015-16 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Skated in 33 games as a sophomore for the Gophers • set new career highs with 10 points, three goals and seven assists while also blocking 31 shots • recorded his first career multi-point game with two assists against Ohio State on March 4 • scored his first career goal against Harvard on Jan. 2 • added goals against Wisconsin on Jan. 22 and Michigan on Feb. 25 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned second letter.

2014-15 | FRESHMAN SEASON

Appeared in 11 games as a freshman • had one point on one assist • notched his first career point, an assist, during a 4-2 loss in North Star College Cup action against Minnesota State • also netted a goal against the U.S. Under-18 Team in exhibition action • earned first letter.

INTERNATIONAL
Won a gold medal with the U.S. at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge in Canada.

HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIORS
Joined the Gophers after skating with the Omaha Lancers during the 2013-14 season in the USHL • played in 56 regular-season games with 31 points (five goals, 26 assists) • previously played in the NAHL with the Aberdeen Wings, scoring 23 points (six goals, 17 assists) during the 2012-13 campaign • played two seasons of high school hockey at Minnetonka from 2010-12 • skated with Gophers teammate Vinni Lettieri and Gophers alum Justin Holl at Minnetonka.

PERSONAL
Born June 27, 1994 • son of Scott and Sue Johnson • has two sisters, Lauren and Anna • drafted 120th overall (fourth round) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

MORE HEADLINES

Gophers Close Out First Half at MSU

12/7/2016

The Maroon & Gold enter this weekend’s series with a 110-45-15 all-time record against Michigan State including a 45-27-8 mark on the road against the Spartans.

Sheehy Tabbed B1G Second Star

12/6/2016

The sophomore leads the Gophers with 20 points and nine goals this year while his 11 assists are tied for the team lead.

Around the Rink: Vinni Lettieri

12/5/2016

A native of Excelsior, Minn., Lettieri ranks second on the Gophers with 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 14 games this season.

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