Sunday, August 26
1pm Doors | 2pm Game
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.
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.
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.
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