Blackhawks choose Stephen Johns

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LOS ANGELES -- Stephen Johns, a defenseman from Wampum, Lawrence County, was selected by the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks today with the last pick of the second round of the NHL draft at Staples Center.

He was taken 60th overall, the fourth-highest NHL draft selection for a Western Pennsylvanian.

Johns, 6 feet 3 and 215 pounds, has been playing for the United States Development Program under-18 team. He will be a freshman at Notre Dame this fall.


Shelly Anderson: shanderson@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1721


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