2010-11: Luke Johnson played for Grand Forks High School in North Dakota, appearing in 25 games for that school. He scored 17 goals and added 25 assists, for 42 points. Johnson also played for Team Great Plains in the Upper Midwest High School Elite Hockey League, scoring 9 goals and 12 assists in for 21 points in 20 games. He also picked up 1 assist in 3 playoff games for Great Plains. Johnson committed to the University of North Dakota starting in 2013-14.
2011-12: Johnson played his first season in the USHL for the Lincoln Stars. In 55 games for that club, Johnson scored 20 goals and added 35 assists for 55 points. In 8 playoff games, he notched 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points.
2012-13: Johnson competed in his second USHL season for the Lincoln Stars. In 57 games, he scored 19 goals and 27 assists for 46 points. Johnson went scoreless in 5 playoff games. Johnson played for Team USA at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge, picking up 4 assists in 4 games. Johnson also took part in the 2012 All-American Prospects Game, as well as the 2013 USHL Top Propsects Game. He will play for UND starting in the fall of 2013. Johnson was ranked 96th by CSS among North American skaters eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft.
Johnson is a skilled center that was hampered by inconsistency in his draft year. He is capable of playing both ends of the ice well and is strong on the faceoff dot, but he showed only flashes of his ability to take over games offensively. With a quick shot and a willingness to drive the slot, Johnson has the potential to score goals in bunches. Engaging physically and mentally with more consistency are areas that Johnson could improve as he develops at the college level.
After two productive seasons in the USHL, Johnson will debut at the University of North Dakota in 2013-14. He will likely work his way up the lineup and begin in a utility role for the club.