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Mavericks Sign Derik Johnson

April 3, 2015 - ECHL (ECHL) - Kansas City Mavericks News Release

New Missouri Mavericks Defenseman Derik Johnson
New Missouri Mavericks Defenseman Derik Johnson
(Kansas City Mavericks)

INDEPENDENCE, MO (April 3, 2015)- The Missouri Mavericks announced Friday afternoon that they have activated defenseman Derik Johnson ahead of their back-to-back weekend series on the road against the Tulsa Oilers.

"Derik is a hard-working and strong skater, who is going to bring stability to our blue line," said Richard Matvichuk, Head Coach & Director of Hockey Operations for the Missouri Mavericks.

Johnson is the son of NHL veteran defenseman Jim Johnson, now an assistant coach for the San Jose Sharks (NHL). The twenty-five year old Bloomington, MN native spent the last four years at U. of Minnesota-Duluth and will play in his first professional game for the Missouri Mavericks on Friday night wearing number 42.

The Missouri Mavericks play their next two games on the road in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Friday, Apr. 3 and Saturday, Apr. 4 at the BOK Center against the Tulsa Oilers before returning to Independence Events Center on Tuesday, Apr. 7 for their final home game of the 2014-15 season in a matchup with the visiting Brampton Beast.

Single game tickets are available for purchase online at or in-person at the Silverstein Eye Centers Box Office at Independence Events Center. Fans can purchase two-for-one tickets to the Price Chopper Two-for-Tuesday game by entering promo code "CHOPPER" online or by presenting their Price Chopper shopper rewards card at the box office.

Fans can catch all the Mavericks hockey action while the team is on the road at Strikerz Entertainment Center- the Official Watch Party Destination of the Missouri Mavericks, or tune in to the live with ECHL.TV or listen to the audio stream on our FREE mobile app and

2015-16 Missouri Mavericks Season Tickets are ON SALE NOW! Visit for more information on how you can be a part of more Mavs hockey next season! Call the Mavericks office at 816-252-7825 to speak with a ticket sales representative and place your $50 per seat deposit!

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New Missouri Mavericks Defenseman Derik Johnson
New Missouri Mavericks Defenseman Derik Johnson


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