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Johnson, Boblocked

(04 March 1931–26 November 1991)
  • Brooks D. Simpson

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Johnson, Bob (04 March 1931–26 November 1991), ice hockey coach, was born Robert Johnson in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of a Swedish immigrant who adopted his American surname in place of Olars; no other family information is available. He demonstrated his aptitude for ice hockey at an early age, winning the city ice skating championship when he was thirteen. After military service during the Korean War, he played collegiate ice hockey at the University of Minnesota for two years, leading the team in goal scoring; he had earlier played at the University of North Dakota. He married Martha (maiden name unknown); the couple had five children....

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