UMD's Adam Johnson Signs With Penguins
CHN Staff Report
Minnesota-Duluth junior-to-be, Adam Johnson, has signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Johnson, 22, attended the Penguins' prospect development camp last week. He is coming off an impressive sophomore season with the Bulldogs, where he scored 18 goals and 37 points in 42 games.
A 6-foot, 174-pound product of Grand Rapids, Minn., Johnson clinched Minnesota-Duluth's berth in the 2017 Frozen Four when he scored an overtime, power-play goal to defeat Boston University, 3-2. Johnson and the Bulldogs eventually fell to Denver, 3-2, in the NCAA championship game.
Johnson played all three forward positions in 2016-17 before filling in on defense late in the season when the Bulldogs had a rash of injuries on the back end. He also manned the point on the power play.
Johnson was UMD's top-scoring freshman in 2015-16, racking up 18 points over 39 games.