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Jack Johnson to Represent U.S. at Upcoming World Championships

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jack Johnson will represent the United States at the 2011 IIHF World Championship tournament, the Kings today announced in conjunction with USA Hockey.  The World Championship tournament is scheduled for April 30 to May 15 in Kosice, Slovakia.

Johnson, 24, most recently represented the United States serving as team captain at the 2010 World Championships.  He was teammates of Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, helping his club earn a silver medal.  Johnson has also represented Team USA during the 2009 World Championship, the 2007 World Championship, the 2007 World Junior Championship (bronze medal), the 2006 World Junior Championship, the 2005 World U18 Championship (gold medal), the 2005 Five Nations Tournament (U.S. Under-18 Team – gold medal), the 2004 Compuware Four Nations Cup (U.S. Under-18 Team) and the 2004 World U18 Championship (silver medal), and he also skated with Team USA at the 2004 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The 6-1, 219-pound native of Indianapolis, Ind. recorded a career high 42 points and 37 assists (5-37=42) while playing in all 82 regular season games for the Kings in 2010-11.  Among NHL defensemen he ranked tied for third in power play assists (25, which was tied for fifth overall) and tied for fourth in power-play points (28).  He was second on the Kings in assists and time-on-ice per game (23:11) and led the club in blocked shots (133). In six playoff games Johnson co-led the team with five points (1-4=5).
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