Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Recruit Profile: Luke Johnson
Previous Team:  Lincoln Stars (USHL)
Arrival at UND:  Fall 2013
Position:  Forward
Birthday:  September 19th, 1994
Hometown:  Grand Forks, ND
Height:  5' 11"
Weight:  178
Shoots:  Right

Profiles & Press Clippings:
  • Played for the Lincoln Stars (USHL), recording 46 points (19G, 27A) and a +17 rating in 57 regular season games. He went pointless in five postseason games.
  • He was named the USHL Co-Forward of the Week for Week 18.
  • Ended the season ranked #96 among North American skaters in NHL Central Scouting's 2013 Draft Prospect Rankings.
  • In January he participated in the 2013 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, which featured 40 of the USHL's top NHL draft eligible players. He was a teammate of fellow UND recruits Tucker Poolman and Luke Voltin on the victorious Team West, for whom he served as a team captain.
  • He was a member of the gold-medal winning Team USA at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge, where he recorded four assists in four tournament games.
  • Along with fellow UND recruit Keaton Thompson, he participated in the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game September 29 in Buffalo, NY.
  • He was a point-per-game performer for the Lincoln Stars, registering 55 points (20G, 35A) and a +22 rating in 55 games.
  • Was a member of the Team USA Under-18 Select team that participated in the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. He played in 5 games, scoring one goal and adding as assist.
  • Participated in USA Hockey's Select 17 Development Camp in July of 2011, playing in 5 games and producing 2 points (1G, 1A) en route to earning a roster spot for the camp All-Star game.
  • Played his sophomore season with Grand Forks Central (ND-HS), registering 42 points (17G, 25A) in 25 games on his way to earning All-East Region and All-State honors.
  • Fall 2010: Played for Great Plains in the Upper Midwest Elite League, producing 21 points (9G, 12A) in 20 games.
  • As a freshman, he produced 46 points (17G, 29A) in 27 games for the North Dakota state championship winning Grand Forks Central team and earned All-East Region honors.
  • Took part in the USA Hockey Select 15 Development Camp, playing in 5 games and recording one goal and two assists.
  • Played for Grand Forks Red River's North Dakota state championship team as an 8th grader and notched 26 points (9G, 17A) in 27 games.

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