#28 Stephen Johns
Four-time monogram winner for the Irish … was an alternate captain during his senior season … tough, physical defenseman with excellent size and reach … saw his offensive game develop over four seasons at Notre Dame … tied for first (Kevin Deeth `10 and T.J. Tynan `14) on Irish all-time games played list with 164 games played (missing just one in his career while playing in 2012 World Junior Championship) … closed career with 15 goals and 42 assists for 57 points from the blue line … had five power-play goals, one short-handed marker and three game winners … tied for second all-time (Neil Komadoski `04) in penalty minutes with 300 … selected in the second round, 60th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft … signed NHL Entry Level contract with Blackhawks following senior season and played for Chicago[apos]s AHL affiliate – the Rockford IceHogs – playing in eight games with a goal and four assists for five points.
AS A SENIOR: Played in all 40 games for the Irish and led Notre Dame defensemen in scoring with career-highs in goals (8) and points (20) … scored twice on the power play and had one short-handed goal and one game winner … second on the squad with 29 penalties, good for 69 minutes … was +5 for the year … had four games with two or more points and one game with two goals … co-winner of Notre Dame[apos]s William Donald Nyrop defensive player of the year award along with fellow senior Kevin Lind … second team all-Hockey East selection … selected to the 2014 Hockey East all-tournament team … was one of 20 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award … assisted on two goals in 7-3 win over Michigan Tech (Oct. 20) … had a goal and an assist in 3-2 win at Vermont (Nov. 2) … had third multi-point game of the season (1g, 1a) in 5-4 loss to top-ranked Minnesota (Nov. 9) … scored one goal in back-to-back games of the Shillelagh Tournament versus Alabama Huntsville (gwg) and Northeastern … selected to the all-tournament team at the 2013 Shillelagh Tournament … fifth goal of the year came in 2-0 win over Boston University (Feb. 21) … recorded first multi-goal game of his career with two lamplighters in 7-2 win in game one of the Hockey East Quarterfinals at Boston College (March 14) … in six postseason games had three goals and two assists for five points.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 41 games for the Irish in 2012-13 … finished third among Notre Dame defensemen in scoring with one goal and a career highs in assists (13) for 14 points … second among defensemen with a +12 … called for 31 penalties resulting in 62 minutes in penalty time … co-winner of the 2013 Cameron Compton Leadership Award for organizing his teammates in the ‘M is for Movember’ efforts to raise awareness and funds for men[apos]s health issues … team raised over $4,000 in the month-long effort … had two multi-assist games on the season … named to the all-tournament team at the Ice Breaker Tournament in Kansas City, Mo. … recorded two assists in the 4-1 win at Michigan (Nov. 16) … second two-assist game came in 5-2 win over Ferris State (Jan. 26) … was on the ice for four of Notre Dame[apos]s six goals in the CCHA Championship at Joe Louis Arena … selected to the CCHA all-tournament team … had one assist in five postseason games.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 39 of 40 games for Notre Dame in 2011-12 … lone game missed occurred while playing in the 2012 World Junior Championships … had four goals with six assists for 10 points … scored twice on the power play and had two game winners … called for 23 penalties good for 71 minutes … winner of Notre Dame[apos]s William Donald Nyrop Award as the team[apos]s top defenseman … scored first goal of the season in the final game at the Joyce Center in a 4-3 loss to the Buckeyes … had a goal and an assist in the series sweep vs. Alaska (Nov. 11-12) … scored game winner with 48 seconds left in regulation to lead Irish to 5-4 win over Alaska (Nov. 11) … assisted on T.J. Tynan[apos]s game-tying goal versus Nanooks the following night as Irish won in overtime, 3-2 … went 13 games without a point before recording a three-game point streak (2g, 1a) from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4 … scored third goal of the season, the game winner in 4-2 win at Alaska (Jan. 28) … scored his fourth goal of the year in 3-2 loss to the Falcons on Feb. 4 … played in all four postseason games and had no points.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 44 games for the Irish, scoring twice with 11 assists for 13 points … whistled for 34 penalties good for a team-high 98 minutes … picked up his first career point with an assist in 3-2 win over Western Michigan (Oct. 29) … scored first career goal in 5-2 win over Northern Michigan (Dec. 12) … had a career-high four-assist game in 10-2 win over Canisius (Dec. 29) … assisted on goals in back-to-back games during the CCHA second-round playoffs versus Lake Superior … scored Notre Dame[apos]s first goal in the 2-1 win over New Hampshire in the NCAA Northeast Regional championship game (March 27) … selected to the NCAA Northeast Regional all-tournament team … played in eight postseason games with a goal and two assists for three points.
WITH USA HOCKEY: Selected to the 2012 U.S. Junior National Team along with T.J. Tynan … had a goal and an assist for two points in six games as Team USA was 3-3-0 in the World Junior Championships … played in 62 games for the U.S. Under-18 team in `09-[apos]10, scoring three goals with 16 assists for 19 points and 67 penalty minutes … member of gold-medal winning Under-18 team that won the World Under-18 championship in Belarus … in `08-[apos]09 with the Under-17 team played in 47 games with five goals and 11 assists for 16 points while earning 50 penalty minutes … served as an alternate captain on the U.S. team that won the bronze medal at the 2009 Under-17 World Challenge in Port Alberni, B.C.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, Pa. … also attended Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich. while playing for the U.S. National Program … is a product of the Pittsburgh Hornets AAA program, playing two years … in `06-[apos]07, scored 28 goals and 40 assists for 68 points with 180 penalty minutes … the following year had 16 goals and 29 assists for 45 points in 76 games … added 70 penalty minutes … was named the team[apos]s defenseman of the year and the top defenseman in the `07-[apos]08 North American Hockey League Future Prospects tournament … full name is Stephen Paul Johns … son of Ray and Noreen Johns … has an older brother, Raymond and a younger sister, Leslie … born in Ellwood City, Pa. … graduated with a degree in marketing from Notre Dame[apos]s Mendoza College of Business in May of 2014.
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