Mustangs add big local D-man in Johnson

by Mustangs Staff

The Ogden Mustangs have added a veteran defenseman with good size and  who’s a local product in Anders Johnson for the 2018-19 season.

At 6-feet-5-inches and 220 pounds, he’s a two-way defenseman who can  move the puck and be offensive when needed, but he’s primarily a solid  defender who loves to play physical.

Johnson is from Salt Lake City and grew up playing for the Utah Junior Grizzlies.

“I always knew there was a great program up here in Ogden and when Coach Laime  reached out to me this summer, I was exited about the prospect and  thought it would be the best place to play my last year of juniors,”  Johnson said. “It’s especially impressive how he and his program have  placed so many players at the next level and higher.”

Johnson, comes to the Mustangs after playing for the New Hampshire  Jr. Monarchs in the USPHL-Premire last season. Before that, he played at  a prep school in Lake Placid, New York and also for the Wenatchee  Wolves in the NPHL. His best season statistically came in 2015-16 with  the Wolves when he had 25 points in 39 regular season games and seven  points in six playoff games.

“I’m excited to be a part of the Mustangs program with  such a winning tradition and having the support of our amazing fans,”  Johnson said. “I think we have a good group of guys here this year, and  I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do.”