In an interesting twist of fate, one former Chicago Blackhawks prospect will finally get to make his National Hockey League debut, and through sheer coincidence it will be against the team that drafted him all the way back in 2010.
Defenseman Stephen Johns was drafted in the second round of the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft, and he remained with the Blackhawks organization, playing first in college before eventually joining the Rockford IceHogs, before he was moved as part of the much talked about deal that sent Patrick Sharp to Dallas.
The Stars have recently suffered a number of injuries on their blue line, and with Jason Demers out long term, as well as John Klingberg sidelined the Stars called up Johns for what will be his first taste of NHL action, and according to the 23 year old he could not be more excited to face his former team.
"There’s no greater feeling than what I’m going to feel in a couple of hours," said Johns as per Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times.
"I’ve waited a long time for this day and I’m overly excited. I just can’t wait."
While no one is expecting Johns to take over the game this evening, it' one additional reason for fans in Chicago and Dallas to tune in to what is already a big game.