Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey wins advance to the CCHA Semifinals at Joe Lewis Arena after defeating Bowing Green 4-3.
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'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'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'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'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's William Donald Nyrop Award as the team'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'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'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-'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-'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-'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's defenseman of the year and the top defenseman in the `07-'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's Mendoza College of Business in May of 2014.