Jim Johannson

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Jim Johannson
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Born (1964-03-10)March 10, 1964
Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.
Died January 21, 2018(2018-01-21) (aged 53)
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Center
Shot Right
Played for Wisconsin Badgers
Salt Lake Golden Eagles
Indianapolis Ice
Milwaukee Admirals
National team  United States
NHL Draft 130th overall, 1982
Hartford Whalers
Playing career 1982–1994

James Johannson (March 10, 1964 – January 21, 2018) was an American professional ice hockey player, who was later an executive with USA Hockey.[1] Johannson was selected by the Hartford Whalers in the 7th round (130th overall) of the 1982 NHL Entry Draft.

Johannson played 374 games in the International Hockey League, registering 119 goals and 278 points with 420 minutes in penalties. He played with Team USA at the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics, and also at the 1992 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships.[2] He played college hockey at the University of Wisconsin from 1982 to 1986. The four-year letterwinner helped the Badgers win an NCAA Championship his freshman year. Johannson finished his collegiate career with 63 goals, 67 assists and 130 points in 148 games played. His brother, John Johannson, also played at the University of Wisconsin from 1980 to 1984.

In 2011, Johannson married Abigail Tompkins, with whom he had a daughter named Ellie.

Johansson died in his sleep on January 21, 2018.[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

For the 1990–91 season, the International Hockey League honored Johannson with the Ironman Award.[4]


  1. ^ "Q&A: USA Hockey executive Jim Johannson". usatoday.com. 2009-01-18. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
  2. ^ IIHF (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. p. 431. ISBN 978-0-9867964-0-1.
  3. ^ "Former player, USA Hockey executive Jim Johannson dead at 53-years-old". USA TODAY. January 21, 2018. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  4. ^ Ironman Award hockey award winners of the IHL

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