As a college freshman in 1977, Mark Johnson helped the Badgers win the NCAA national championship. He was the first Badger ever to win WCHA Rookie of the year. He went on to become the school’s second all-time scorer. Johnson was also a two time All-American. He played for the team for three years under his father, legendary coach Bob Johnson.
In 1976 brought the debut Mark Johnson appearance on the international hockey scene with the US national team. He played in 11 training games for the 1976 US Olympic ice hockey team coached by his father. As a US representative, Johnson appeared in 13 international tournaments including Ice Hockey World Championship tournaments and the Canada Cup.
There was also a Mark Johnson appearance in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota North Stars, Hartford Whalers, St. Louis Blues, and New Jersey Devils. His NHL accomplishments include playing in the 1984 NHL All Star game as the Whalers representative, as well as serving as the Whalers team captain from 1983 to 1985.
Johnson also played two seasons with Milan Saima SG in Italy and a final season in Austria before retiring from the game in 1992. He briefly came out of retirement to play two games for Team USA in the 1998 Men’s World Ice Hockey Championships qualifying tournament at the age of 41, where he helped Team USA retain its position in the World Championships’ Pool A.
In 2001, Johnson was inducted into the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame and in 2004, he was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.
**Mark Johnson Speaker**
With a Mark Johnson speaker appearance, you can be sure he will discuss not just playing but also coaching ice hockey. He is currently the head coach of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s women’s hockey team, a position he has held since 2002. The team won its first NCAA national championship in March 2006 and became repeat winners the following year. In July 2006, Johnson was named head coach of the American women’s team as part of a general reorganization of the program.
**Mark Johnson Appearance**
Johnson was often deployed on both the power-play and the penalty-killing units and was always highly regarded for his on ice intelligence. And not only that, a Mark Johnson appearance in Lake Placid in 1980 made him one of the heroes of US hockey to a whole generation of fans.
**Mark Johnson Endorsement**
Johnson is most famous for being a star player on the 1980 US Olympic Hockey team, making a Mark Johnson endorsement an endorsement from one of the stars of one of the most famous American sporting accomplishments of all time.
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