Student-Athlete Spotlight: Matt Johnson, Men's Hockey
Jan. 6, 2014
Tri-City Storm (USHL)
Matt Johnson, a junior forward on the Ohio State men's hockey team, has played in 15 games this season, recording five points on two goals and three assists. He has skated in 78 games as a Buckeye and has 10 goals, nine assists and 19 points in his career, along with a +5 rating. A native of Stillwater, Minn., who played junior hockey with the Tri-City Storm in the United States Hockey League before coming to Ohio State, Johnson is a consumer and family financial services major. Johnson and the Buckeyes return to action this weekend with two games vs. Michigan State in Value City Arena. The series is the first between the teams as Big Ten Conference foes, as men's hockey was added as an official conference sport this season.
Do you prefer the Oval in the Fall or Spring (or maybe the Winter)? Spring for sure
Where is the best place to sit for lectures? Middle of the class is where I try to sit most of the time
Most underrated place to study on campus? My truck
Why did you choose to major in consumer and family financial services? Because my dad is in the business industry and we are identical (we have been called brothers before)
If you were the University President for a day, what would you do? Drive one of those carts all over campus with a mega phone and say hi to everyone
Describe your first day as a student at The Ohio State University? Very lost and confused, but excited and amazed at the same time
Who do you wish had a Twitter account? Why would you want to "follow" this account? My dad because it's funny trying to watch him figure that stuff out!
Favorite TV show - Game of Thrones
Favorite movie - Top Gun
Favorite book and/or magazine - Magazine would be Diesel Power :)
Favorite celebrity - Jessica Alba
Favorite singer or musical group -Luke Bryan
Last concert I attended was - Nickelback
Favorite pro sports team - Pittsburgh Penguins
Favorite athlete - Sydney Crosby
The athlete I would most like to compete against - Brett Hull
Favorite athletic memory - In junior hockey Ryan Dzingel and I kind of had a wrestling match during a line brawl... I won!!
Team you're most looking forward to competing against - Michigan
Pre-game superstition/ritual - I put my right skate on before my left and the same with everything else
What is your top skill? What skill do you need to improve? - My top skill would be hitting. I need to improve on my hands
Most interesting place I've visited - The Bahamas
Place I would like to visit - Rome
Favorite home cooked meal - Moms' chicken enchiladas
Favorite snack food - Green peppers
Guilty pleasure snack and/or food - A nice juicy cheeseburger
Person I most admire - Both of my parents!!
The greatest risk I've ever taken was - Leaving home at a young age
In 10 years, I would like to be - Still playing somewhere
If I had a million dollars, I would - Buy another truck!
Coolest thing you did this past summer - Went to the Bahamas with my family
Most prized possession - My truck hands down
I would like to trade places for a day with - Donald Trump
Best piece of advice you've received? "You gotta risk it to get the biscuit"
Dream event (non-sport or sport-related) you would like to attend - SEMA car show
If your parents bragged about you, what would they say? How great my beard is
Who tweets too much on your team? Al McLean hands down
What is your hometown known for? The old lift bridge
Pop or Soda? Pop
Cats or Dogs? Dogs for sure; husky pups
Early Bird or Night Owl? Both, I get up when the sun does and stay up late
Would you be the O, H, I or the O? - H
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