Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey wins advance to the CCHA Semifinals at Joe Lewis Arena after defeating Bowing Green 4-3.
Three-time monogram winner for the Irish ... will serve along with Bryan Rust and T.J. Tynan as one of the team's three alternate captains in 2013-14 ... keeps opponents honest in the defensive zone with his physical style of play ... tough, rangy, defenseman with excellent size and reach ... plays the game with an edge ... is passionate about the game of hockey ... has worked on keeping his emotions in check on the ice ... makes life miserable for opposing forwards in front of his net and in the corners ... good open-ice hitter who forces opponents to know where he is at all times ... has made huge strides in developing his offensive skills ... strong skater with the ability to jump into the play ... has a strong, accurate shot from the point ... has unlimited potential and will be one of the leaders of the Notre Dame defense ... played in all 41 games as a junior, scoring one goal with career highs in assists (13) and points (14) ... led Notre Dame with 62 penalty minutes on the season ... has played in 124 career games (missing just one while playing in 2012 World Junior Championships) with seven goals and 30 assists for 37 points ... selected to the 2013 CCHA all-tournament team after helping the Irish to the final CCHA Mason Cup title ... 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 ... joined the Irish after two seasons with USA Hockey's National Team Developmental Program based in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... selected in the second round, 60th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft ... was ranked 35th among all North American skaters in Central Scouting's final draft rankings ... invited to the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp's in 2010 and 2011 and played in the World Junior Championships in 2012 ... one of six alums of the U.S. National Program currently playing at Notre Dame ... is one of 31 former NTDP players to play for the Irish ... signed in the early-signing period (Nov. of `09) along with forwards Jeff Costello, David Gerths, Anders Lee, Garrett Peterson, Bryan Rust and T.J. Tynan plus defenseman Jarred Tinordi.
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 career highs in assists (13) and points (14) ... second to Robbie Russo in shots -on-goal by a defenseman (89-87) ... second among defensemen with a +12 ... called for 31 penalties resulting in 62 minutes in penalty time ... third on the roster with 45 blocked shots for the year ... 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. ... picked up one assist in helping the Irish to a 1-0 win over Maine (Oct. 12) and a 3-2 win over Nebraska-Omaha (Oct. 13) ... 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 Championships 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 occured while playing in the 2012 World Junior Championships ... had a career-high 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 ... was -1 for the season ... winner of Notre Dame's William Donald Nyrop Award as the team's top defenseman ... after being held scoreless in the season opener, went on a three-game point streak (1g, 2a) ...assisted on one goal in the 5-3 win at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 8) ... assisted on Anders Lee empty net goal in 5-2 win over Ohio State (Oct. 14) ... 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 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) ... assisted on a Notre Dame goal in 2-1 win over Bowling Green (Feb. 3) ... 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 ... was an honorable mention selection to the CCHA all-rookie team ... 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 ... played baseball and golf as a freshman and sophomore at Lincoln High School ... 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. ... marketing major in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.