UND M Hockey BIO
Johnny Simonson
Player Profile:
Johnny Simonson 1866686
Position: Forward
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 176
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grand Forks, N.D.
Club: Lincoln-USHL
Major: Managerial Finance & Acct.
  • Johnny Simonson Career Statistics

2016-17 (Junior): Assistant captain. 

2015-16 (Sophomore): Named to both the NCHC Scholar-Athlete Team as well as his second straight NCHC Academic All-Conference Team ... Established career highs in games (43), points (17), assists (14), goals (3) and plus/minus (+8) ... Scored UND’s first goal in the NCAA Midwest Region semifinal vs. No. 9 Northeastern (March 25) ... Goal at 5:43 of the first period tied the game 1-1 and snapped a personal 35-game drought ... Had his first collegiate 2-assist game in a 4-1 win at Omaha (Feb. 27) as UND clinched at least a share of the Penrose Cup ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win at Vermont (Oct. 23) ... Assisted on Joel Janatuinen’s game-winning goal in a 5-1 win over Colorado College in Game 2 of the NCHC Quarterfinals (March 12) … Opened the season with five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in his first six games, matching his freshman point total by the end of October … Earned second letter. 

2014-15 (Freshman): Named to NCHC Academic All-Conference Team … Had five assists in 22 games ... Won 54.3 percent of his faceoffs, the fifth-best mark by a freshman in UND history ... Assisted on UND’s lone goal in its NCHC Frozen Faceoff semifinal loss to St. Cloud State (March 20) ... Was also a plus-1 in that game and won five of seven faceoffs (71.4 percent) ... Collected his first collegiate point with an assist in UND’s 7-2 win at Colorado College (Oct. 18) ... Sixteen of his 22 games played came before the Christmas break ... Was inserted into the lineup in the regular-season finale at Miami (March 7) after sitting out UND’s previous 14 games ... Also suited up for both games in UND’s NCHC Quarterfinals sweep of Colorado College (March 13-14) ... Matched his season high with three shots on goal and was a plus-1 in the series-opening 5-1 win … Earned first letter. 

Before UND: Spent the 2013-14 season with the Lincoln Stars of the USHL, appearing in 58 games and leading the team in points (59), goals (28), assists (31), power-play goals (9), power-play points (18), shots on goal (229) and plus/minus (plus-7) … Tied for sixth in the USHL goal-scoring race and 12th in the league’s scoring race … Played with the Austin Bruins of the NAHL in each of the previous two seasons … Collected 27 goals and 30 assists in 59 games in 2012-13 and scored 18 goals and 20 assists in 59 games in 2011-12 … A 2011 graduate of Central High School in Grand Forks … Played for Central from 2008-09 to 2010-11 and was an all-state and all-conference selection … Had 31 goals and 19 assists in 26 games as a senior and led Central to a state championship … Also lettered in tennis as a prep. 

Personal: Majoring in managerial finance & accounting … Son of Arch and Mary Simonson … Both parents attended UND … Older brother, Alex, played collegiate hockey at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

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