Game in metro Detroit with American NHL stars honors late USA Hockey exec

Posted at 12:29 PM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 12:31:31-04

A showdown between some of the best American NHL hockey players is happening in metro Detroit this month to honor a late USA Hockey executive.

The Stars & Stripes Showdown will take place at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth on Sunday, Aug. 26. It honors Jim Johansson, the assistant executive director of USA Hockey who died unexpectedly in January in Colorado Springs.

The game features nearly two dozen of the NHL's best, including Detroit Red Wings players Dylan Larkin, Jimmy Howard, Danny DeKeyser and Luke Glendening.

Others include Auston Matthews from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Zach Werenski from the Colubmus Blue Jackets, James van Riemsdyk from the Philadelphia Flyers, Ryan Suter and Zach Parise from the Minnesota Wild and more.

The coaches include Detroit Red Wings Coach Jeff Blashill, Wisconson Badgers Coach Tony Granato, New Jersey Devils Coach John Hynes and New York Rangers Coach David Quinn. 

All proceeds will benefit the Jim Johannson Legacy Fund of the USA Hockey Foundation and the Ellie Johannson College Fund.

You can also donate online here or by sending a check or money order to:

Eleanor Johannson 529 Education Fund
c/o Morgan Stanley
34901 Woodward Avenue, Suite 300
Birmingham, MI 48009