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Luke Johnson
Player Profile:
Luke Johnson 1743546
Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 194
Year: Junior
Hometown: Grand Forks, N.D.
Club: Lincoln-USHL
Major: Recreation & Tourism Studies
  • Luke Johnson Career Statistics

2015-16 (Junior): Appeared in 43 games and tied for fourth on the team with 11 goals, matching last season’s career high ... Injury suffered in NCAA Frozen Four semifinal win over Denver forced him to miss the national championship game against Quinnipiac, the only game he missed in three years at UND … Named to the NCAA Midwest Region All-Tournament Team after scoring a goal in each game ... Notched the power-play game-winner in UND’s 6-2 win over No. 9 Northeastern in the regional semifinal ... Scored a goal-ahead goal in the final minute of the second period in UND’s 5-2 win over No. 5 Michigan in the regional final ... Goal came with 45 seconds left in the middle frame and gave UND a 2-1 lead ... Led the team in faceoff percentage (54.9) ... Won 61.4 percent (62-39) of his faceoffs in his seven postseason games, including a league-best 67.7 percent (21-10) at the NCHC Frozen Faceoff ... Went 20-12 (62.5 percent) on draws at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Scored the overtime game-winning goal in a 4-3 win over Miami (Nov. 14) ... Enjoyed the fourth 2-goal game of his career in a 5-5 overtime tie against Colorado College (Jan. 22) ... Scored a power-play goal and was named the game’s No. 3 star in UND’s 7-1 win over Colorado College in Game 1 of the NCHC Quarterfinals ... Added an assist the following night in the 5-1 series clincher ... Notched a short-handed goal (empty netter) in a 3-0 win at Minnesota Duluth (Dec. 12) to close out the first half of the season … Earned third letter … Signed entry-level contract with the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks following the season.

2014-15 (Sophomore): Named to NCAA West Region All-Tournament Team ... Scored a goal in each of UND’s regional victories and was a plus -3 on the weekend ... Scored third-period goal to put UND up 3-1 in eventual 4-1 win over No. 13 St. Cloud State in the regional final (March 28) ... Tallied a short-handed empty-net goal in a 4-1 win over No. 11 Quinnipiac one night earlier in the semifinal ... Added a power-play goal one week later in UND’s 5-3 loss to Boston University in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinal (April 9) … Established career highs in points (24) and goals (11) while matching his freshman total in assists (13) ... Also matched his career best with a plus-9 ... Had two assists each night in UND’s series against No. 9 Denver (Feb. 13-14) ... Matched his career high with a pair of goals in the regular-season finale, a 6-3 loss at No. 5 Miami ... Led the team with 109 shots on goal ... Put together the third 5-game point streak of his career with two goals and five assists from Jan. 24 through Feb. 14 … Earned second letter.

2013-14 (Freshman): Two-time NCHC Rookie of the Week (Dec. 9, Feb. 24) ... Tied for UND’s rookie scoring lead with 21 points in 42 games ... Led UND freshmen with eight goals and ranked second on the team among all skaters with five power-play goals ... Tied for eighth nationally (second in the NCHC) among freshmen in power-play goals ... Led all NCHC rookies with 105 shots on goal … Named NCHC Rookie of the Month for December after tying for the conference scoring lead with six points (3g, 3a) in four games ... All four of his goals in the month came on the power play and he figured in on three of UND’s four game-winners ... Named NCHC Rookie of the Week on Feb. 24 after a 4-point weekend (2g, 2a) in a series sweep at No. 20 Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 21-22) ... Also named NCHC Rookie of the Week on Dec. 9 after picking up two goals and two assists in a sweep at Western Michigan (Dec. 6-7) ... Scored his first collegiate goal in a 4-2 loss at Nebraska Omaha on Nov. 9 ... Collected his first career point with an assist in the season opener against Vermont (Oct. 11) ... Had five shots on goal and was a plus-2 in UND’s 5-2 win over No. 4 Wisconsin in the NCAA Midwest Region semifinal (March 28) ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fifth round (134th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft... Spent the previous two seasons with the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League (USHL), where he was a teammate of future UND teammate Paul LaDue, who is also his cousin … Recorded 46 points (19g, 27a) and a team-leading nine power-play goals in 57 games in 2012-13 … Collected 55 points (20g, 35a) in 55 games in 2011-12 … Participated in the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in each of his two years with Lincoln … Helped lead Team USA to a gold medal at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge, collecting four assists in four games … A 2013 graduate of Grand Forks (N.D.) Central High School … Played hockey at Central as a freshman (2009-10) and sophomore (2010-11), winning a state title and all-state honors as a sophomore.

Personal: Majoring in recreation & tourism studies … Son of Steve and Nancy Johnson … Father, Steve, played at UND from 1984-88, was a member of UND’s 1987 NCAA championship team, and was a first-team All-American and Hobey Baker Award finalist in 1987-88 … Uncle, Chad Johnson, was his head coach in Lincoln (USHL) and played at UND from 1990-93.

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