"He was a real professional, so he kind of gave us a preview of what it's going to be at the next level," Haar said of Johnston, who replaced Dan Bylsma. "He was a really good mentor, not just to me but to all the younger guys, and the Penguins are extremely fortunate to have gotten him as a head coach. I don't think he'll do anything but have success and I'm really happy for him."
"I couldn't have gone to a better organization," Haar said. "Honestly, it was one of the most fun years of my life playing in juniors and I'm really glad I made that decision. I thought it bettered me for sure."