Hometown: Plymouth, MN [STATS]
Education: The Ohio State University, Majored in Finance; Three-time member of Big-Ten All-Academic Team
Hockey Experience: Sioux City Musketeers, USHL (2002-04); The Ohio State University (2004-08); Rochester Americans, AHL (2007-08); South Carolina Stingrays, ECHL (2008-09); Hershey Bears, AHL (2008-09); Syracuse Crunch, AHL (2008-09); Grand Rapids Griffins, AHL (2009-10); Manchester Monarchs, AHL (2009-10); Lake Erie Monsters, AHL (2009-10); South Carolina Stingrays, ECHL (2009-10); Hershey Bears, AHL (2010-11); South Carolina Stingrays, ECHL (2011-12)
Community Involvement: Volunteering has been an integral part of Johann’s life ever since high school, where he participated in the Y.E.S. (Youth Extending Service) Program, mentoring elementary school students into developing qualities that will help them succeed later in life. As a student-athlete at OSU, he made numerous visits to local schools, demonstrating the importance of education. Off the ice this season in Charleston, SC, Johann contributes to the Stingrays’ reading programs, and helps facilitate HP4K volunteer sessions at the Boys and Girls Club and the Children’s Hospital.
“I am a very easy-going person with a positive attitude, and that makes it easy to connect with kids. HP4K is a great outlet for making a difference in the community.”