Johnny Lax

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Charles "Johnny"•Lax
Used nameJohnny•Lax
Born23 July 1911 in Arlington, Massachusetts (USA)
Died14 July 2001 in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA)
AffiliationsBoston University Terriers, Boston (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


John Lax played both hockey and football at Boston University, where he was a center on the hockey team, forming a high-scoring line with Paul Rowe, who also made the 1936 Olympics team. Known for his stick-handling and playmaking skills, it was as a senior at BU that Lax made the 1936 Olympic team. Lax earned a degree in education in college and worked as a high school teacher after graduation, except for a break during the war when he served in the air force.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) USA Johnny Lax
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) United States 3 Bronze

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