Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Craig Johnson Commits to UW

Defenseman Craig Johnson has committed to play for the University of Wisconsin beginning next season. Johnson originally hails from Waupaca, and currently plays for the Alaska Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the NAHL. He was fifth in the NAHL in scoring for defensemen this season with 8 goals and 26 assists for 34 points in 62 games. Over the final 38 games of the regular season, Johnson scored 28 points.

The move to bring in Johnson is strange considering Mike Eaves said last week he wasn't considering bringing in any other recruits unless someone unexpected were to leave the team. This makes me wonder if either Kyle Klubertanz may be leaving or if it's already been determined Garrett Suter will not be academically eligible for next season.