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Stars and Stripes Showdown

Stars & Stripes Showdown

Sunday, August 26

1pm Doors | 2pm Game

Standing Room Only Tickets Available Here

USA Hockey Arena    •    Plymouth, Michigan


Help celebrate the memory of USA Hockey's Jim Johannson with a star-studded showdown featuring American-born hockey stars. The current list of confirmed players and coaches is below. Check back often for more updates.

Standing Room Only Tickets

Who's Playing and Coaching

  • Dylan Larkin (Detroit Red Wings)
  • Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Seth Jones (Columbus Blue Jackets)
  • Johnny Gaudreau (Calgary Flames)
  • James van Riemsdyk (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Charlie McAvoy (Boston Bruins)
  • Jimmy Howard (Detroit Red Wings)
  • Zach Werenski (Columbus Blue Jackets)
  • Cam Atkinson (Columbus Blue Jackets)
  • Ryan Suter (Minnesota Wild)
  • Zach Parise (Minnesota Wild)
  • Cam Fowler (Anaheim Ducks)
  • Jacob Trouba (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Anders Lee (New York Islanders)
  • Alex DeBrincat (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Brady Skjei (New York Rangers)
  • Craig Anderson (Ottawa Senators)
  • Kyle Connor (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Anders Bjork (Boston Bruins)
  • Andrew Copp (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Patrick Eaves (Anaheim Ducks)
  • Colin White (Ottawa Senators)
  • J.T. Compher (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Connor Murphy (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Matthew Tkachuk (Calgary Flames)
  • Noah Hanifin (Calgary Flames)
  • Connor Hellebuyck (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Jake McCabe (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Jack Roslovic (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Luke Glendening (Detroit Red Wings)
  • Matt Hunwick (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Patrick Sieloff (Ottawa Senators)
  • Jeff Blashill (Detroit Red Wings)
  • Tony Granato (Wisconsin Badgers)
  • John Hynes (New Jersey Devils)
  • David Quinn (New York Rangers)


  • Ceremonial Puck Drop
  • Live Game-Worn Jersey Auction
  • Online Auction Featuring Game Worn Jerseys and Autographed NHL Memorabilia
  • Special Raffles
  • Post-Game Opportunity to Meet & Greet Select Players and Coaches

How To Make A Donation

All proceeds from the event will benefit both the Jim Johannson Legacy Fund of The USA Hockey Foundation and the Ellie Johannson College Fund.


To contribute, please see the information below and thanks in advance for your generous support.

For donations to the Jim Johannson Legacy Fund, click here.
To contribute to the Ellie Johannson College Fund, send a check or money order to:
Eleanor Johannson 529 Education Fund
c/o Morgan Stanley
34901 Woodward Avenue, Suite 300
Birmingham, MI 48009

Note: The Jim Johannson Legacy Fund was establlshed to benefit grassroots community hockey programs across the country, something Jim was passionate about throughout his life ... The Ellie Johannson College Fund will assist in providing a college education for its namesake, the two-year-old daughter of Jim and his wife Abby.

About Jim Johannson

Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of USA Hockey passed away unexpectedly in his sleep early the morning of Jan. 21 at his home in Colorado Springs at the age of 53.

Johannson, born March 10, 1964, in Rochester, Minnesota, had a life-long career in hockey and was one of the most accomplished and respected people in the sport.

Johannson came to USA Hockey in 2000 after spending five years (1995-2000) as the general manager of the Twin Cities Vulcans, a Junior A team in the United States Hockey League. Under his guidance, the Vulcans captured the 2000 USA Hockey Junior A National Championship in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Johannson began his career at USA Hockey as manager of international activities and U.S. Olympic Committee relations, was promoted to senior director of hockey operations on August 5, 2003, and on June 25, 2007, assumed the position of assistant executive director of hockey operations, where he had oversight of all in-sport related initiatives, including USA Hockey’s efforts in putting teams on the field of play for international competition. 

Among the numerous accomplishments during his tenure, the most significant include U.S. teams capturing 64 medals in major international competition, including 34 gold, 19 silver and 11 bronze; the launching and implementation of the highly acclaimed American Development Model; and securing USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, as a home for all U.S. teams to utilize.

To learn more, click here.