The Irish hockey team was victorious over Bowling Green at the Compton Family Ice Arena on March 2nd on senior night.
Earned his second monogram with the Irish during the 2013-14 season ... strong, defensive defenseman ... excellent skater who makes smart plays with the puck ... one of the team's senior leaders ... continues to improve all aspects of his game ... needs to play with confidence under pressure ... has a strong accurate shot from the blue line ... one of two seniors on defense along with Robbie Russo ... hard-working player who will have a key role on the Irish defense during 2014-15 ... competitive player who wants to get better ... has played in 60 career games at Notre Dame, scoring two goals with seven assists for nine points ... has one game winner ...whistled for five penalties and 10 minutes in penalty time ... is +12 for his career ... winner of Notre Dame's most improved player award following his sophomore year (2012-13) ... member of one of 11 sets of brothers to play hockey at Notre Dame ... his brother Mike Johnson played in goal for four seasons (2009-13) ... part of the most recent brother duo to play at Notre Dame at the same time ... was a teammate of his brother Mike for two seasons (2011-13) ... is a teammate of fellow defenseman Andy Ryan whose brother Ben played for the Irish from 2007-11 ... one of three natives of Wisconsin on the Notre Dame roster along with Joe Aiken (Whitefish Bay) and Anders Bjork (Mequon) ... one of 18 players on the Notre Dame roster to play in the USHL ... signed national letter of intent in the early-signing period (November 2010) along with Peter Schneider, Robbie Russo and Andy Ryan.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in 32 games for Notre Dame during the 2013-14 campaign ... recorded five assists for five points ... had two penalties for four minutes ... was +6 on the season ... missed eight games due to injury ... was hurt Oct. 26 at Minnesota Duluth and returned to the lineup Nov. 29 versus Alabama Huntsville ... picked up first assist of the season in opener versus Western Michigan (Oct. 11) when he helped set up Vince Hinostroza's first collegiate goal in 4-0 win over Broncos ... added assists versus Alabama Huntsville (Jan. 11), New Hampshire (Jan. 31), Boston College (Mar. 16) and St. Cloud State (Mar. 29) ... played in six postseason games, collecting a pair of assists.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 28 of Notre Dame's 41 games in 2012-13 ... scored two goals and added two assists for four points ... had one game-winning goal ... picked up three penalties for six minutes and was +6 on the season ... was fourth on the team with 33 blocked shots ... winner of Notre Dame's most improved player award ... made collegiate debut Oct. 19 in 4-1 win versus Minnesota Duluth ... split playing time with junior Jared Beers and freshman Andy Ryan over the first half of the season ... moved into the regular rotation on defense versus Michigan State (Dec. 8) ... scored his first collegiate goal - the game winner - in 7-4 win over Michigan (Feb. 8) at the Compton Family Ice Arena ... recorded first collegiate assist in 3-3 tie at Western Michigan to start three-game point streak ... assisted on Bryan Rust's goal in 1-1 tie against the Broncos the following night ... closed out scoring streak with his second goal of the season in 4-3 win over Bowling Green (March 1) ... played in five postseason games with no points.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see any action during the 2011-12 season.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from James Madison Memorial High School in Madison, Wisconsin in June 2009 ... played hockey while in high school for the Madison Capitols AAA ... member of three state championship teams and one regional title squad ... played junior hockey in both the North American Hockey League (NAHL) with the Wenatchee Wild and in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with the Dubuque Fighting Saints ... played 20 games with the Wild in 2009-10 with two goals and five assists for seven points ... helped the Wild advance to the Robertson Cup finals ... started the 2010-11 season with Wenatchee as the team captain ... had two assists in 19 games with 18 penalty minutes ... selected to the NAHLs Top Prospects Tournament ... had his rights traded to the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the United States Hockey League (USHL) on Dec. 3, 2010 and played for former Irish volunteer assistant coach Jim Montgomery ... member of Dubuque squad that went on to win the 2011 USHLs Clark Cup championship ... collected a goal with two assists for three points in 33 games with 24 penalty minutes ... full name is Eric Russell Johnson ... son of Bobbi Johnson ... has one brother, Michael, who played in goal for the Irish (2009-13) and one sister, Lauren ... born in Fridley, Minnesota ... has a double major in sociology and computer applications at Notre Dame.