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Stephen Johns (born April 18, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing with the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). Johns was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2nd round (60th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Stephen Johns
Born (1992-04-18) April 18, 1992 (age 27)
Wampum, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 234 lb (106 kg; 16 st 10 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team Dallas Stars
NHL Draft 60th overall, 2010
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2014–present

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Johns played in the 2005 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Pittsburgh Hornets minor ice hockey team.[1]

As a junior, Johns played the 2009–10 season with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program. He was a member of the gold-medal-winning team at the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.[2]

Johns then played four seasons (2010–2014) of NCAA Division I hockey with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's ice hockey team, helping Notre Dame to win the 2013 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.[3] As a sophomore Johns was selected to compete with Team USA at the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, and in his senior year his outstanding play was recognized when he was named to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team and also to the 2014 Hockey East All Tournament Team.[4]

On April 2, 2014, the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL) signed Johns to a two-year, entry-level contract[5] to begin with the 2014–15 NHL season,[6] but he was immediately assigned to begin his professional career with the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs on a professional try-out contract.[7]

On July 10, 2015, Johns and Patrick Sharp were traded by the Blackhawks to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Trevor Daley and Ryan Garbutt.[8] After attending his first training camp with the Stars, Johns was reassigned to their AHL affiliate, the Texas Stars, to begin the 2015–16 season. Having passed his previous season's offensive numbers, he received his first NHL recall by the Dallas Stars and made his debut in a 5–2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on March 12, 2016.[9][10] He recorded his first career NHL goal on March 17, 2016 and the following day signed a two-year contract with the Stars.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 USA National Development Team NAHL 31 3 5 8 30
2009–10 USA National Development Team USHL 23 1 7 8 29
2010–11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish CCHA 44 2 11 13 98
2011–12 Notre Dame Fighting Irish CCHA 39 4 6 10 71
2012–13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish CCHA 41 1 13 14 62
2013–14 Notre Dame Fighting Irish HE 40 8 12 20 69
2013–14 Rockford IceHogs AHL 8 1 4 5 4
2014–15 Rockford IceHogs AHL 51 4 17 21 44 8 3 4 7 4
2015–16 Texas Stars AHL 55 4 20 24 43
2015–16 Dallas Stars NHL 14 1 2 3 6 13 0 0 0 6
2016–17 Dallas Stars NHL 61 4 6 10 36
2016–17 Texas Stars AHL 2 3 0 3 0
2017–18 Dallas Stars NHL 75 8 7 15 41
NHL totals 150 13 15 28 83 13 0 0 0 6

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States WJC18   7 0 3 3 10
2012 United States WJC 7th 6 1 1 2 2
Junior totals 13 1 4 5 12

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Stephen Johns prospect profile". Hockey'sFuture.com. March 14, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Notre Dame wins final CCHA championship". bigstory.org. April 21, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2013.
  4. ^ "All-Star teams announced". Hockey East. April 1, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Blackhawks agree to terms with Stephen Johns". CSN Chicago. April 2, 2014. Archived from the original on April 5, 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "Stephen Johns in Puck Chatter". Thethirdmanin.com. April 3, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "Odds and Saads; Stephen Johns signing notes, Hartman debuts; Bollig, Raanta, Blackhawks and IceHogs bits". Thethirdmanin.com. April 5, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ Lazerus, Mark (July 10, 2015). "Blackhawks trade Patrick Sharp to Dallas Stars". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on July 12, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  9. ^ "Spezza scores in 5th straight, Stars beat Blackhawks 5–2". The Chronicle Herald. March 12, 2016. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  10. ^ "Spezza scored in 5th straight, Stars defeat Blackhawks". Winona Daily News. March 12, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ Hunt, Steve (March 18, 2016). "Stars sign Johns to two-year contract". NHL.com. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  12. ^ "Five Reasons Team USA Won Gold". The United States of Hockey. January 7, 2013. Retrieved January 12, 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  13. ^ "Notre Dame tops Michigan 3–1 to win final CCHA Championship game". The Mining Journal. April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  14. ^ "Notre Dame Claims Final CCHA Crown". goironpigs.com. May 1, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  15. ^ "Stephen Johns inks Two-Year Entry Level contract with Chicago Blackhawks". University of Notre Dame. April 3, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  16. ^ "2013–14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. May 19, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  17. ^ "2014 Hockey East All Tournament Team". Hockey East. April 15, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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