The Ogden Mustangs have added a veteran defenseman with good size and who’s a local product in Anders Johnson for the 2018-19 season.

At 6-feet-5-inches and 220 pounds, he’s a two-way defenseman who can move the puck and be offensive when needed, but he’s primarily a solid defender who loves to play physical.

Johnson is from Salt Lake City and grew up playing for the Utah Junior Grizzlies.

“I always knew there was a great program up here in Ogden and when Coach Laime reached out to me this summer, I was exited about the prospect and thought it would be the best place to play my last year of juniors,” Johnson said. “It’s especially impressive how he and his program have placed so many players at the next level and higher.”

Johnson, comes to the Mustangs after playing for the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs in the USPHL-Premire last season. Before that, he played at a prep school in Lake Placid, New York and also for the Wenatchee Wolves in the NPHL. His best season statistically came in 2015-16 with the Wolves when he had 25 points in 39 regular season games and seven points in six playoff games.

“I’m excited to be a part of the Mustangs program with such a winning tradition and having the support of our amazing fans,” Johnson said. “I think we have a good group of guys here this year, and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do.”

We’ll continue introducing the 2018-19 Mustangs to you, leading up to our season opener on Sept. 29 on the road against the Utah Outliers and our home opener Oct. 5 against the Casper Bobcats. Be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the most up-to-date information.