|Born on September 22, 1957 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Mark Johnson played in the U.S. National Team when winning the gold medal at the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, USA. After Lake Placid, Johnson, a forward, went on to a successful NHL career. He played in 669 games over 10 years for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota North Stars, Hartford Whalers, St. Louis Blues and New Jersey Devils. He scored fifty or more points in four seasons and appeared in the 1984 NHL All-Star Game. Johnson was a member of three U.S. teams that played in the Canada Cup in 1981, 1984 and 1987 and also took part in seven IIHF World Championships Pool A in 1978, 1979, 1982, 1985-87 and 1990. He is the product of fine coaching, most notably, by his father and legendary coach Bob Johnson. Mark Johnson's decision to come out of retirement last season to help the United States to win the IIHF World Championship Pool A Qualification tournament in Klagenfurt, Austria was invaluable and showed his unselfish commitment to the game of ice hockey and to his country.