Marshall Johnston

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Marshall Johnston
Born (1941-06-06) June 6, 1941 (age 73)
Birch Hills, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Minnesota North Stars
California Golden Seals
National team  Canada
Playing career 1967–1974
Olympic medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Bronze 1968 Grenoble Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze 1966 Yugoslavia
Bronze 1967 Austria

Lawrence Marshall Johnston [1] (born June 6, 1941 in Birch Hills, Saskatchewan) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played seven seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Minnesota North Stars and California Golden Seals. He has also coached in the NHL for the California Golden Seals, Colorado Rockies and New Jersey Devils, and served as General Manager of the Ottawa Senators.

Career[edit]

Johnston was an All-American player at the University of Denver prior to his NHL career, and later coached the Pioneers from 1977 to 1981. He also represented Canada at the 1964 and 1968 Olympic Games, serving as team captain in 1968. He broke into the NHL as a player during the expansion season of 1967–68. He would play parts of four seasons with the North Stars before moving to the California Golden Seals in 1971–72.

Upon retiring as a player, Johnston served as head coach the Golden Seals from 1973 to 1975 before moving to the NCAA, where he spent six seasons on the coaching staff of the University of Denver.

Johnston returned to the NHL in 1981, joining the Colorado Rockies as assistant General Manager and assistant coach, soon being promoted to head coach. When the franchise relocated to New Jersey to become the Devils, Johnston remained with the club and was later named Director of Player Personnel, a position he held for ten years. In Colorado, Johnston clashed with head coach Don Cherry, a rocky relationship which has lasted to the present day.

Johnston then joined the Ottawa Senators organization in 1996 as Director of Player Personnel. In 1999 he was named the club's General Manager, replacing the departing Rick Dudley. After three successful seasons at the helm of the Senators, Johnston announced his retirement so he could spend more time with his wife and family.

Johnston is a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation's Hall of Fame.

Playing statistics[edit]

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1957–58  Prince Albert Mintos        SJHL    0   20   29   49   21
1958–59  Prince Albert Mintos        SJHL    0    0    0    0    0
1960–61  U. of Denver                NCAA    0    0    0    0    0
1963–64  Canadian National Team      Intl    0    0    0    0    0
1966–67  Canadian National Team      Intl    0    0    0    0    0
1967–68  Canadian National Team      WCSHL   0    0    0    0    0
1967–68  Minnesota North Stars       NHL     7    0    0    0    0  --  --  --  --  --
1968–69  Cleveland Barons            AHL    53    6   20   26   31   5   0   4   4   4
1968–69  Minnesota North Stars       NHL    13    0    0    0    2  --  --  --  --  --
1969–70  Iowa Stars                  CHL    50    1   25   26   42  --  --  --  --  --
1969–70  Minnesota North Stars       NHL    28    0    5    5   14   6   0   0   0   2
1970–71  Cleveland Barons            AHL    69   11   45   56   45   8   0   6   6   4
1970–71  Minnesota North Stars       NHL     1    0    0    0    0  --  --  --  --  --
1971–72  California Golden Seals     NHL    74    2   11   13    4  --  --  --  --  --
1972–73  California Golden Seals     NHL    78   10   20   30   14  --  --  --  --  --
1973–74  California Golden Seals     NHL    50    2   16   18   24  --  --  --  --  --
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         NHL Totals                        251   14   52   66   58   6   0   0   0   2

Source: hockeydb.com

Professional Coaching record[2][edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Finish Result
California Golden Seals 1973-74 21 2 17 2 (36) 8th in West Missed playoffs
California Golden Seals 1974-75 48 11 28 9 (51) 4th in Adams (fired)
Colorado Rockies 1981-82 56 15 32 9 (49) 5th in Smythe Missed playoffs
Total 125 28 77 20

College Head Coaching record[3][edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Denver Pioneers (WCHA) (1977-78–1980-81)
1977–78 Denver 33-6-1 27-5-0 1st WCHA Second Round
1978–79 Denver 20-20-3 14-16-2 6th WCHA First Round
1979–80 Denver 13-22-1 8-17-1 10th
1980–81 Denver 23-15-2 15-11-2 4th WCHA First Round
Denver: 89-63-7 64-49-5
Total: 89-63-7

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Awards and achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League Guide and Record Book 1974-75 pg. 235
  2. ^ "Marshall Johnston". Hockey DB. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  3. ^ "2013-14 Denver Hockey Media Guide". Denver Pioneers. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Fred Glover
Head coach of the California Golden Seals
1974-75
Succeeded by
Bill McCreary, Sr.
Preceded by
Bert Marshall
Head coach of the Colorado Rockies
1982
Succeeded by
New Jersey Devils coaches
Bill MacMillan
Preceded by
Rick Dudley
General Manager of the Ottawa Senators
1999–2001
Succeeded by
John Muckler