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|1982 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in seventh round
130 overall by Hartford Whalers
Height: 6-1 Weight: 175
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Rochester Mayo (Minnesota H.S.) |
Rochester, Minnesota (USA)
||Rochester Mayo||Minn. H.S.
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Minn. H.S. Tournament Points Leader: 1982 (Mayo) (7 points, tie)
|Never played in NHL.|
|Post-Draft Teams: Wisconsin (WCHA); Landsberg
(West Germany); Team USA; Salt Lake, Indianapolis (IHL); Milwaukee (IHL)|
Olympics: 1988 (seventh
place), 1992 (fourth place), 2002 (silver medal) (as team leader)
World Championships: 1992 (seventh
place), 1999 (5-8 place) (as team leader), 2000 (5-8 place) (as team
leader), 2001 (fourth) (as team leader), 2002 (seventh) (as team leader),
2003 (13th) (as team leader), 2004 (team leader)
World Junior Championships: 1983 (fifth place), 1984 (sixth
place), 2002 (fifth place) (as team leader), 2003 (fourth place) (team
leader), 2004 (gold medal) (team leader)
AWARDS AND HONORS
IHL Turner Cup: 1988 (Salt Lake), 1990 (Indianapolis)
NCAA Championship: 1983 (Wisconsin)
USA Hockey Gold Cup (Jr. A Title): 2000 (Twin City) (as GM)
IHL Ironman Award: 1990-91 (Indianapolis)
WCHA All-Academic Team: 1984-85, 1985-86 (Wisconsin)
Wisconsin Kelsey Award (Most Competitive): 1983-84
Wisconsin Williamson Award (Scholar-Athlete): 1985-86
IHL Playoffs Assists Leader: 1988 (Salt Lake) (15 assists, tie)
Coaching Career: Named Twin City (USHL) head coach prior to 1995-96
season and remained in position through 1997-98 season.
Management Career: Named Twin City (USHL) general manager prior to
1995-96 season and held position through 1999-00 season.
Miscellaneous: Competed in 1982, 1985 and 1987 U.S. National Sports
Festivals. ... Played for U.S. Select team at 1987 Pravda Cup tournament in
Leningrad. ... Never signed with Hartford after graduation
from the University of Wisconsin and became unrestricted free agent after 1986-87 season.
... Signed with Calgary after Olympics on Feb. 25, 1988, but never played for
parent team. ... Signed with Chicago as an unrestricted free agent in
September 1989 but never played for parent team. ... Wore No. 38 in
Chicago's 1990 training camp.
Johannson and USA Hockey: After his
playing and coaching days ended, Johannson moved to Colorado
Springs, Colo., to begin a second career at USA Hockey as an administrator
and manager of U.S. international teams. Beginning work at USA Hockey on
Sept. 1, 2000, in a newly created position of International Activities and USOC Relations manager, Johannson
served as U.S. team leader at several
international tournaments and was the primary bridge between USA Hockey officials
and the tournament coaching staffs. Working with Art Berglund and Doug Palazzari in Colorado Springs, Johannson
played a key role in choosing players for the silver medalist 2002 U.S.
Olympic men's hockey team and the Team USA squad that won a gold medal at the 2004 World Junior
Championships. On Aug. 6, 2003, Johannson was named USA Hockey's Senior
Director of Hockey Operations. In this new position, he remained one of Team
USA's primary architects.
Personal: Nicknamed "J.J." ... Full name is James Johannson. ... Son of former minor-leaguer and U.S. Olympic hockey executive
Ken Johannson. ... Younger brother of former NHL player John Johannson.
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