2008-09 (Junior): Skated in 29 of 38 games ... Recorded one assist ... Notched first point of the season with an assist in Michigan State's 4-4 tie at Minnesota in the College Hockey Showcase (11/29).
2006-07 (Freshman): Saw his first collegiate action as a defenseman at Wisconsin (11/25) ... Played forward in his second game at Northern Michigan (12/9) ... Also played in a game at Ferris State (2/13).
Prior to MSU: Spent the 2005-06 season with the Texarkana Bandits of the North American Hockey League ... Led the Bandits in defenseman scoring and finished fourth in the league, posting 10-32-42 in 58 games, earning him the Bandits Best Defenseman award ... Fourth among NAHL defensemen in 2005-06 in assists and eighth in goals ... Began the 2004-05 season with the USHL's Sioux City Musketeers, and played nine games before joining the Green Bay Gamblers for 20 games ... Posted 3-7-10 points in 51 games with Sioux City in 2003-04 ... Graduated from Grosse Pointe North High School in 2004.
Personal: Born March 26, 1986, in Grosse Pointe, Mich. ... General management major ... Son of Mark and Jeanette Johnston ... Enjoys fishing and working with computers ... His younger brother, Shane, currently plays AAA hockey for Detroit Honeybaked, while sister, Kylie, plays basketball and is a member of the swim team ... Favorite NHL team: Detroit Red Wings ... Favorite NHL player: Nicklas Lidstrom ... Interests include computer science, chemistry, and engineering.
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