Ludvig Hoff has been a fixture with Norwegian national teams.

The former UND forward played for Norway at the U18 Worlds, the World Junior Championship, the Men's World Championship and at the Olympic Games.

That trend will continue this spring.

Hoff has been selected to play for Norway at the Men's World Championship, which begins this week in Riga, Latvia.

Hoff will be the fourth former UND player to play at Worlds this season, joining Jacob Bernard-Docker (Canada), Troy Stecher (Canada) and Christian Wolanin (USA).

Newsletter signup for email alerts

Hoff played three seasons at UND, tallying 10 goals and 36 points in 92 games. He turned pro after his junior season, signing with the Stavanger Oilers in Norway. He has spent the last two years with Stavanger, teaming up with his brother, Magnus.

As a pro rookie, Hoff had 13 goals and 27 points in 33 games for the Oilers. He only played nine games this season, scoring one goal and five points.

Norway's first game is scheduled for Saturday against Germany.

Johnson makes all-rookie team

Former Grand Forks Central and UND defenseman Casey Johnson is on the all-rookie team in the Southern Professional Hockey League.

Johnson had three goals and 13 points in 33 games for Macon (Ga.), while registering a plus-20 rating. He ranked second in the league and first among defensemen in plus-minus.

Johnson, who played at UND from 2016-20, also played six games in the ECHL with South Carolina this season.