Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson was born September 22, 1957.

Johnson scored two goals in Team USA's 4-3 win against the Soviet Union in the Miracle On Ice at Lake Placid.

With one second left in the first period, Johnson surprised the Soviets with a goal that pulled the Americans into a 2-2 tie. That goal prompted Soviet coach Viktor Tikhonov to replace Vladislav Tretiak, widely considered the best goaltender in the world, with Vladimir Myshkin at the start of the second period.

After the Soviets took a 3-2 lead into the third period, Johnson connected on the power play to tie it again. That led to Mike Eruzione's winning goal minutes later.

Johnson went on to play 11 seasons in the NHL with the Penguins, North Stars, Blues, Whalers and Devils. He registered a career high of 35 goals in 1983-84 with Hartford.

Johnson has been coach of the women's team at Wisconsin, his alma mater, since 2002. The Badgers have won the national championship four times with Johnson.

In 2010, he coached the U.S. women's team to a silver medal at the Olympics in Vancouver.

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