Mark Johnson (ice hockey)

Mark Johnson (Ice Hockey)

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Mark Johnson (ice hockey)

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Mark "Magic" Johnson (born September 22, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in Madison, Wisconsin) is a current ice hockey coach and former United States ice hockey player who appeared in 669 NHL regular season games between 1980 and 1990 after playing for the Gold medal winning 1980 US Olympic Hockey team. Johnson's son, Patrick Johnson, currently plays for the men's hockey team at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Amateur career

Johnson played for the University of Wisconsin–Madison ice hockey team for three years under his father, legendary coach Bob Johnson. As a teenager he went to James Madison Memorial High School and was on the hockey team.In 1977, during his first year at the university, he helped the Badgers win the NCAA national championship. He was the first Badger ever to win WCHA Rookie of the year. He went on to become the school's second all-time scorer. Johnson was also a two time All-American. His brother, Peter, would also play at the university.

International and professional career

(as coach)Johnson made his international debut with the United States national team as an 18-year-old in 1976, when he played in 11 training games for the 1976 US Olympic ice hockey team coached by his father. He would represent the United States in 13 international tournaments (including the 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990 Ice Hockey World Championship tournaments as well as the 1981, 1984 and 1987 Canada Cup). He is most famous...
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