Minnesota Duluth got some severe news on Thursday when a Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they have sealed giveaway representative rising sophomore brazen Adam Johnson to a two-year entry-level contract, after Johnson attended a Penguins’ summer growth stay final week.
Johnson grew adult in a Northland, a local of Hibbing, Minnesota, though took a prolonged track to UMD after committing to a Bulldogs as a sophomore. He played in a USHL until aging out of juniors, and came into college as an impact actor as a beginner dual seasons ago.
Last year, Johnson was a second-leading scorer on a inhabitant runner-up Bulldogs, posting 18-19-37 in 42 games.
Johnson was a awaiting that drew critical courtesy from NHL Central Scouting in his initial year of NHL Draft eligibility, approach behind in 2012, due in vast partial to his bomb skating ability. But eventually teams corroborated off since of a miss of earthy majority and a miss of toughness he showed personification opposite diseased high propagandize competition.
Five years later, dual years of youth hockey and dual years in college hockey has unequivocally grown Johnson’s game. He has filled out his support a bit and plays a most heavier diversion while still progressing that bomb quickness. He has a collection to be a really effective winger during a NHL level.