Nick Johnson Earns National College Hockey Player of the Month

Nick Johnson Earns National College Hockey Player of the Month

Feb. 5, 2010

Senior forward Nick Johnson (Windsor, CT) is the Hockey Commissioners’ Association National Division I Player of the Month for January. Johnson registered 11 goals and nine assists for 20 points and posted a +12 rating to lead the Pioneers to a 9-0-2 record. He becomes only the second Pioneer to take home the award after Pierre-Luc O'Brien did it in 2006.

 

Johnson's effort lifted him to the national lead in goals (21) and goals-per game (.81) and a tie for sixth with 36 points. Johnson also tallied three power-play goals, two game-winning goals and seven multiple-point games. He set the SHU record for goals in a season, which previously stood at 19. The Pioneers held a 4-9-2 record prior to January and now sit at 13-9-4 and are in fourth place in the Atlantic Hockey Association with their current 12-game unbeaten streak, which is the longest in school history.

 

Johnson, a Windsor, Conn., native, who played juniors with the Springfield Jr. Falcons (EJHL), was named AHA Player of the Week on Jan. 25 after recording a five-point weekend, including the game-winning goal, in a win and tie with Canisius. Johnson’s other game-winning goal came Jan. 2 in the first of two wins over Air Force. He has recorded at least one goal in the Pioneers’ last seven games.