North Dakota announced Wednesday the UND Letterwinners Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017.
Former hockey player Steve Johnson (1984-88) will be enshrined at a dinner and ceremony on Friday, Oct. 6. The Class of 2017 will be recognized the following day during halftime of UND’s Homecoming football game against Northern Colorado.
Johnson was a member of UND’s 1986-87 national championship team and graduated as the No. 3 scorer in program history (now ranks seventh) with 191 career points. A Hobey Baker Award finalist and First-Team All-American in 1987-88 after leading the nation in scoring with 85 points in 42 games, his 85 points remain the fifth-best single-season total in school history.
He was also named the WCHA Student-Athlete of the Year and earned All-WCHA First-Team honors in 1988.
Johnson’s son, Luke, played hockey at UND from 2013 to 2016 and won a national championship in his final season.