Matt Johnson hails from the state of 10,000 lakes, but for him, it’s the state of 10,000 rinks.
“Rinks are everywhere, in the backyard, across the street, really just all over. That’s just how home is,” Johnson said.
A native of Stillwater, Minn., just about 30 minutes east of Minneapolis, Johnson said hockey has always been in his nature.
“I started at 3 years old. We had a rink in the backyard that my dad built,” Johnson said. “I was kind of just thrown out there and had to figure it out.”
Johnson has traded his backyard rink for Ohio State’s Schottenstein Center, and is now a senior assistant captain… Read more