Nick Johnson Named Second Team All-American

Nick Johnson Named Second Team All-American

April 10, 2010


Senior Nick Johnson (Windsor, CT) became the first All-American in SHU ice hockey history as announced during the Frozen Four activities this weekend in Detroit. He represents Sacred Heart as a member of the East Second Team All-America. Johnson set school records in 2009-10 with 27 goals and 52 total points as the Pioneers reached the Atlantic Hockey championship game.

Johnson entered the 2009-10 season with just 55 total points during his first three seasons at Sacred Heart.  Early in the season new head coach C.J. Marottolo moved Johnson from center to wing and the Windsor, CT native exploded for 52 points, nearly doubling his career production.  He also scored goals when his team needed them most, finishing the year tied for the NCAA lead in game-winning goals with eight.

Marottolo commented on the success of Johnson in his senior season, "We are obviously very proud of Nick and all that he has accomplished this year.  He epitomizes what we want in a player at Sacred Heart.  He is a competitor, a leader, and a tremendous teammate."


2009-10 All-Americans

East First Team
Ben Scrivens, sr., G, Cornell
Colby Cohen, jr., D, Boston
Brendon Nash, sr., D, Cornell
Bobby Butler, sr., F, New Hampshire
Gustav Nyquist, so., F, Maine
Chase Polacek, jr., F, Rensselaer

East Second Team
Brian Foster, sr., G, New Hampshire
Justin Braun, sr., D, Massachusetts
Blake Kessel, so., D, New Hampshire
Sean Backman, sr., F, Yale
Nick Johnson, sr., F, Sacred Heart
Broc Little, jr., F, Yale

West First Team
Marc Cheverie, jr., G, Denver
Brendan Smith, jr., D, Wisconsin
Patrick Wiercioch, so., D, Denver
Blake Geoffrion, sr., F, Wisconsin Mark Olver, jr., F, Northern Michigan
Rhett Rakhshani, sr., F, Denver

West Second Team
Cody Reichard, so., G, Miami
Erik Gustafsson, jr., D, Northern Michigan
Jeff Petry, jr., D, Michigan State
Jack Connolly, so., F, Minnesota-Duluth
Zac Dalpe, so., F, Ohio State
Matt Read, jr., F, Bemidji State