Jack Johnson participated in the Michigan alumni hockey game on Friday, August 5th. As always, he had a smile on his face while playing at Yost Ice Arena and tried to score on multiple attempts! He found the back of thet net a lot during his 2 years at Michigan: he played in 74 games, scored 26 goals and had 45 assists.
Jack is well known on campus and around the United States by his nickname JMFJ—just guess! In the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, he was part of the silver medal winning Team USA.
Jack is entering his sixth season as a defenseman with the Los Angeles Kings and just signed a 7 year contract extension this past January!
The only thing that has changed in Jack’s career would probably be the fact that he no longer gets nervous before he takes the ice for games.
“Not anymore. Only a few nervous games, but usually after the first shift I’m good. First game at Michigan, first NHL game, those are couple off the top of my head.”
His pre game routine is pretty normal for a hockey player.
“Pre game skate, have a pre game meal, I take a nap. If I’m tired I take a nap if not I lay around watching tv till it’s time for the game. If it’s a Saturday college football, if not whatever I can find.”
Jack is lucky enough to play a sport that allows him to catch the first Michigan football game of the year at the Big House in person before he has to leave for training camp. Once a Michigan Man, always a Michigan Man.
In his free time, Jack likes to collect cars.
“I’m a car guy. I like collecting cars, driving cars.”
Right now he has two Ferraris he drives every chance he gets.
It’s always nice to see the local guys show up for the alumni event. It’s even more special when they come every year like Jack.
See you next year!