Wilderness forward Johnson makes NCAA commitment
June 6, 2019
The Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that Top Prospects forward Jack Johnson has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Saint John’s University.
Johnson, 21, joined the Minnesota Wilderness roster during the middle of the 2018-19 season and played in 37 games, posting 31 points (14 goals, 17 assists).
The 6’0/185 lbs. native of Bemidji, Minnesota, began the season with the Shreveport Mudbugs, recording 17 points in 22 games. Overall during the 2018-19 season, Johnson played in 59 games and recorded 48 points.
He was also selected to and played in the 2019 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the Central Division team, where he recorded one goal in two games.
“Jack is a great hockey player and an outstanding person. Saint John’s is adding a hard-working, positive player to their roster and we are excited to watch him take the next step in his career,” said Wilderness Head Coach Dave Boitz.
Prior to playing in the NAHL, Johnson appeared in two state tournaments during his junior and senior seasons with the Bemidji High Lumberjacks. Johnson posted 65 points (32g-33a) in 75 regular-season games with Bemidji from 2013-16, including 16 goals and 18 assists as a senior.