Stephen Johnson is Kansas bound!
A source confirmed that the former Moncton Wildcat standout will report to Wichita Thunder of the ECHL in the upcoming days.
Johnson signed his first pro contract with the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears in October.
Johnson was released by the Bears in December after the Tampa Bay Lightning assigned a multitude of players to their ECHL affiliate.
Unfortunately, like so many young players before him Johnson got caught up in a numbers game entering his first year of pro hockey.
All some players ever need is an opportunity. For Johnson that opportunity will be come with the Thunder.
The crafty forward will bring a complete two-way game to Wichita’s lineup.
Johnson will be the second former Wildcat to suit up for the Thunder this season. Jeremy McKenna suited up or the Thunder earlier this season.
Johnson, 26 has always played the game the right way. The diminutive skilled forward has an unmatched drive and compete level in all three zones.
For the past four seasons Johnson played at the USports level with the St Mary’s Huskies of the AUS.
As a senior this past season, he led the team in goals with 19, and added 18 assists for 37 points in 30 games while earning Atlantic University Sports Second All-Star Team honors. In 119 total games with the Huskies, Johnson collected 76 points.
Johnson appeared in 267 games over a four year career in the QMJHL amassing 144 points over that frame for the Wildcats.
The Thunder are getting a phenomenal player and person in Stephen Johnson.