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Johnson Makes It To The Opening Ceremony

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

To march with Team USA on Friday in the opening ceremony, Kings defenseman Jack Johnson awoke at 5 a.m. on a day between games, jumped on a charter flight from LAX to Bellingham, Wash., and hired a car and driver for the 50-mile trip to Vancouver.

Johnson wouldn’t say what he paid to charter the six-seat plane for himself, his parents and his little brother. To him, the experience is priceless.

“I had to take extreme measures to get here, but it was worth every bit of it,” said Johnson, the lone NHL player in the procession.

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