BEDFORD, MA -- The East Coast Wizards are pleased to announce that Jack Johansen has committed Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) for the fall of 2020. The 2000-born native of Milford, NH, began his junior hockey career with the New England Wolves last season. In 40 total games at the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) level, Johansen tallied 60 points, and thus was named the Defenseman of the Year.
"Following last season, we spoke with the Wolves staff about bringing Jack in, as he was hoping to play a little closer to home with us," said Wizards head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "Jack has tremendous upside, and his game is still only developing. I'm looking forward to seeing the defenseman he becomes at SNHU."
While with the Wolves, Johansen also dressed in 17 Eastern Hockey League (EHL) games. When you combine those numbers with his stats from this year, Johansen notched 35 points in 58 total games in the EHL. Overall, Johansen is very grateful for the two years of junior hockey, and he can't wait to get started this fall.
"I would like to thank the Wizards organization for helping me bring my game to a higher level," said Johansen. "Freddy, Kory, and Adrian put player development first and I am extremely thankful for their help this year, not only on the ice but as a person off the ice. I also want to thank my family, teammates, and friends over these past two years, as without their support none of this would have been possible. The amount of memories I have made will last a life time."
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