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Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson
Bob Johnson was a very successful coach at the University of Wisconsin, leading the Badgers to three NCAA championships, and internationally would be named the coach of three U.S. Canada Cup teams and the 1976 Olympic squad. His skills transferred well into the NHL, where he would take the Calgary Flames to the Stanley Cup Finals (where they lost to Montreal), and would be the man who coached the Mario Lemieux led Pittsburgh Penguins to the Stanley Cup in 1991. Johnson would be the first American born coach to host the Cup in over fifty years.

Bob Johnson would not be there to help the team repeat as champions. In August of 1991, he suffered a brain aneurysm which was diagnosed as brain cancer. Johnson would pass away a few months later, and the Penguins rallied around their fallen coach and repeated as Stanley Cup champions, and dedicated to win to Johnson. He was inducted posthumously the following year to the Hockey Hall of Fame.



The Bullet Points:
Elected In:
1992

Major Accolades and Awards:
Stanley Cup Rings (1) (As a Head Coach) (Pittsburgh Penguins 1991)

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