The Madison, Wisconsin native has recorded 13 points in 13 games for the Stars.
Patrick Johnson is aware of his family's standing with the University of Wisconsin men's hockey program.
Knowing he'll continue the tradition that started with his grandfather and ran through his father and uncle is an overwhelming sensation.
Johnson, a 17-year-old winger and the son of former Badgers great Mark Johnson, has verbally committed to play for the UW next season.
"I'm still in shock about it," he said. "It still hasn't hit me yet, to be honest with you."
Committing to any Division I hockey program is special for Patrick Johnson, but he is particularly excited to come home. "Especially because it's Wisconsin," he said.
Johnson is an excellent pickup for Wisconsin. He will bring some much needed offense to their program.