Monday, July 1, 2013

Stars' Luke Johnson selected by Chicago Blackhawks in 2013 NHL Draft

Courtesy of Shooting Star Photos
Quick article this morning to congratulate Lincoln Stars forward Luke Johnson who was selected by the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks yesterday in the 2013 NHL Entry draft.  Luke was drafted in the fifth round, 134th overall.  Luke was the only player from last year's team selected yesterday in the draft.

In 112 games for the Stars from 2011-13, Luke scored 101 points (39g, 62a) along with 84 penalty minutes and was +39.

Beginning this fall, Luke will begin his college career at the University of North Dakota, where his dad (former Stars head coach Steve Johnson) and his uncle (current Stars head coach Chad Johnson) both played their college hockey at.

Luke's cousin is Stars defenseman Paul LaDue, who will also be attending the University of North Dakota this fall.  This was pointed out to me by a friend on Twitter yesterday, but LaDue was drafted last year by the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, and this year Luke was drafted by the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.  Pretty cool.

Congrats again to Luke and his family!  I'm sure they were all very excited to see him drafted by such a great organization.  Best of luck to him in the future from everyone here at the B³ and Stars Nation!

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