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Encyclopedia > Bob Johnson (ice hockey)

Robert "Badger Bob" Johnson (March 4, 1931-November 26, 1991) was an American-born college and professional ice hockey coach. March 4 is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 26 is the 330th day (331st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...


Bob Johnson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 4, 1931. He attended Minneapolis Central High School and the University of Minnesota, where he played hockey under legendary coach John Mariucci. Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant (French: Lets go!) Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... John Mariucci (May 8, 1916 - March 23, 1987) was an American hockey player, administrator and coach. ...


After serving as a medic during the Korean War, Johnson began his coaching career at a high school in Warroad, Minnesota. He later coached hockey at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis. He would teach his History class using a hockey stick as a pointer to the chalkboard. He became the head hockey coach at Colorado College in 1963. A combat medic is a trained soldier who is responsible for providing first aid and frontline trauma care on the battlefield. ... Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders... Warroad is a city located in Roseau County, Minnesota, at the southwest corner of Lake of the Woods. ... The Colorado College is a private four-year, co-educational liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1966, he moved to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was head coach until 1981. He led the Badgers to seven NCAA tournaments, winning three championships in 1973, 1977, and 1981. It was at Wisconsin where Johnson earned the nickname, "Badger Bob." 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as UW–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, or UW) is a highly selective public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ...


He coached the 1976 US Olympic hockey team, the 1981, 1984 and 1987 US teams in the Canada Cup tournament, and the 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1981 US national teams. The 1976 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Canada Cup refers to several types of professional sporting events held in Canada: It is also the previous name of the World Cup of Golf. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1982 Johnson began his National Hockey League career when he became the head coach of the Calgary Flames, a position he held for five seasons. In the 1985-86 season, he coached the Flames to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they lost 4 games to 1 to the Montreal Canadiens. In 1990, he was named the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins. In his first season, he led the team, which was led by superstar Mario Lemieux, to a Stanley Cup championship victory over the Minnesota North Stars, four games to two. He was well-known amongst players and fans for his enthusiasm and unflappable optimism, immortalized through his famous catchphrase "It's a great day for hockey!" The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... The 1990-91 NHL season was the 74th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League between 1984 and 2006. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The Minnesota North Stars were a team in the National Hockey League between 1967 and 1993. ...


Shortly after the Penguins won the Stanley Cup, Johnson was diagnosed with brain cancer. He turned his coaching duties over to Scotty Bowman and began treatment. A brain tumor is any mass created by an abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells either found in the brain (neurons, glial cells, epithelial cells, myelin producing cells, etc. ... William Scott Scotty Bowman (born September 18, 1933 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former National Hockey League head coach, considered among the greatest coaches in NHL history. ...


Johnson died of brain cancer in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on November 26, 1991. After his death, his catchphrase was painted at the bluelines on the ice in the Civic Arena. In memoriam, it remained there for the remainder of the season. In addition, Penguins players would wear a patch on the left sleeve of their jerseys with the word "BADGER" under his birth and death years. The City of Colorado Springs is the second most populous city in the State of Colorado and the 49th most populous city in the United States. ... November 26 is the 330th day (331st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Mellon Arena. ...


He was inducted into the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame in 1987, United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992. // The Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame which is located in Eagal River, Wisconsin, was founded in 1975 and is housed in the Eagle River Sports Arena. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Hockey Hall of Fame, located at 801 Hat Trick Avenue in Eveleth, Minnesota, serves to honor those individuals who have contributed to the sport of hockey in the United States. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Bob Johnson is also the father of 1980 Olympic hockey gold medalist Mark Johnson. The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team celebrates the goal that led them to victory over the USSR. The Miracle on Ice is the popular nickname for the mens ice hockey game in the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, in which a team of amateur and collegiate players from the... For other persons named Mark Johnson, see Mark Johnson (disambiguation). ...


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See also

Preceded by
Al MacNeil
Head Coach of the Calgary Flames
1982–1987
Succeeded by
Terry Crisp
Preceded by
Craig Patrick
Head Coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins
1990–1991
Succeeded by
Scotty Bowman

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Bob Johnson (ice hockey) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (343 words)
Robert "Badger Bob" Johnson (1931-1991) was an American-born college and professional ice hockey coach.
Bob Johnson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 4, 1931.
Johnson died of brain cancer in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on November 26, 1991.
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