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Justin Johnston
Justin Johnston

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
Defense

Previous Team:
Texarkana Bandits (NAHL)


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).


2007-08 (Sophomore): Tallied first career point at Great Lakes Invitational, assisting on Dustin Gazley's first-period goal against Providence (12/29) ...Saw action in a career-high 24 games, earning a spot in MSU's defensive rotation ... Finished the regular season assisting on Jeff Petry's first-period goal in game one of the Bowling Green series (2/29).

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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CAREER STATISTICS
YEAR
GP
G
A
PTS
PPG
SHG
GWG
+/-
PEN-MIN
2006-07
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
E
0/0
2007-08
24
0
2
2
0
0
0
E
3/6
2008-09
29
0
1
1
0
0
0
-15
5/10
TOTALS
56
0
3
3
0
0
0
-15
8/16

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