A member of Canada’s National Women’s Team since 2007, Rebecca Johnston has competed at five IIHF Women’s World Championships as well as the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, where she helped the host nation capture gold.
After not being selected to the final roster in 2007, Johnston made her world championship debut in 2008. In her five career appearances she has won four silver medals to go with the gold medal in 2012. At the 2011 World Championship she led the Canadian team in scoring with four goals and two assists and was one of Canada’s top three players as selected by the coaches.
Johnston’s collegiate career took her to Cornell University. In 2007-08 she was the Ivy League Rookie of the Year. As a sophomore she was a top-10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top female player in NCAA hockey. After spending 2009-10 centralized with the national team, she returned to school and led Cornell to the NCAA Frozen Four and was a top-10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award in both 2010-11 and 2011-12.
After graduation Johnston was drafted by the Toronto Furies of the CWHL and led them to the Clarkson Cup in 2012-13.
2010 Olympic Champion… 2012 World Champion…. Four-time World silver medallist…
Getting into the Sport: Started playing hockey at age four… Wanted to play because her father and siblings all played…Outside Interests: Enjoys reading… Used to have a part time job with the London Health Science Foundation… Earned her degree in communications from Cornell University…Odds and Ends: Had her Olympic dream sparked by seeing the women’s and men’s hockey teams win gold at Salt Lake City 2002 after entering the Games not as the favourites…