PORTLAND -- Portland Winterhawks general manager and head coach Mike Johnston was sworn in Wednesday afternoon as a United States citizen.

Johnston is also a Canadian citizen.

He joined the Winterhawks in the 2008 season after spending two seasons with the Los Angeles Kings. Before that, he was an associate coach for the Vancouver Canucks.

Johnston's wife, Myrna, was also sworn in as a U.S. citizen Wednesday.

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