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Erik Johnson | Defenseman | #6

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (1) / STL
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Erik Johnson (leg) took part in Monday's practice.
It was Johnson's first full practice since Dec. 6. He hasn't been given the green light to return to the lineup yet, but he might be back this week. Feb 20 - 3:54 PM
Source: Denver Post

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Erik Johnson got back on the ice Monday for the first time sinc he suffered a broken fibula back on Dec. 3.

He briefly skated on his own before Colorado's practice. "We'll see how he reacts to that" coach Jared Bednar said. "He's been working hard in the gym for quite some time. We got him the slideboard last weekend. Now he's hitting the ice, so things are trending in a positive fashion there. We'd like to see him get back, but there's no timelline on that."
Source: Denver Post
Jan 31 - 12:10 PM

Erik Johnson's (broken fibula) original 6-8 week timetable has been extended to 8-10 weeks.

That translates to Johnson likely returning in February. Avalanche coach Jared Bednar is hoping that Johnson will start skating in about two weeks.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 12 - 4:31 PM

Erik Johnson will be lost to the Avlanache for 6-8 weeks with a broken fibula.

He broke his leg in the second period of Saturday night's 3-0 loss to Dallas. This is a big blow to the Avalanche as the team had been reeling on defense even before Johnson's injury. We suggest you look for a permanent replacemet for Johnson without delay.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 12:40:00 PM

Erik Johnson (illness) is expected to play Tuesday.

He missed Monday's practice because of an illness. Coach Jared Bednar thinks it's the same thing that kept Rene Bourque out of practice last Friday before he played on Saturday.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 11:46:00 AM

Erik Johnson is dealing with an illness.

Johnson has a goal and 10 points in 20 games this season. Consider him questionable for Tuesday's contest.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 02:39:00 PM

Defenseman Erik Johnson scored a goal and assisted on the game winner in overtime to help the Colorado Avalanche edge the Blue Jackets 3-2 in Columbus Monday night.

Johnson's goal, at 9:00 of the first period, gave the Avs a 2-1 victory. It was his first goal of the season. He notched his ninth assist of the season on Matt Duchene's game-winning OT goal. The goal, at 1:49, was Duchene's seventh of the season. Also scoring a goal for Colorado was Tyson Barrie, his second of the season.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 10:26:00 PM

It appears as though the Avalanche like the defense pairing of Erik Johnson and Nikita Zadorov.

"They like it, obviously," Johnson said."That’s the only (pairing) they haven’t changed. I don’t know what the plan is or how they see it going forward, but it’s been good. I think we’ve put up solid numbers against other teams’ top lines as far as possession and everything like that. But I just want to win games. I don’t care about any other stats." The Avs enter Saturday's game against Minnesota with a 4-5-0 record.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 07:29:00 AM

Erik Johnson accounted for two helpers in Monday's overtime victory over Pittsburgh.

He had a helping hand in both of Gabriel Landeskog's goals in the match, which included the game-tying marker and the winning tally in the extra session. Johnson has produced three assists in Colorado's first two games of the 2016-17 campaign.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 11:47:00 AM

Erik Johnson and Nathan MacKinnon joined the Avalanche for practice on Monday.

Johnson played for Team USA and MacKinnon skated for Team North America at the tournament. They were playing a bit of catch up over the weekend to get used to coach Jared Bednar's new systems. "Nate and I came in for video (Sunday) for about an hour to go over some stuff that he wants us to do," Johnson said. "I think it'll be a pretty easy transition."
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 12:06:00 PM

Erik Johnson is excited to be on Team USA for the World Cup.

"This is a huge deal. This basically is the Olympics. ... It'll be such a fun, fun experience," said Johnson on Friday. "A lot of us that were named to the team know each other from the past. I think the biggest thing is that they didn't medal in 2014 (at Sochi), and I think they looked at the 2010 team and saw that we were one goal away from the gold medal and they tried to build a team that was a physical, 200-foot team that plays hard and plays north-south. I think you see with the final seven selections, it's not going to be an easy team to play against." Johnson wasn't on the team in 2014 for the Olympics and he hasn't represented the U.S. since 2013 at the World Championship. He had 11 goals and 27 points in 73 games with the Avalanche in 2015-16.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, May 30, 2016 10:59:00 AM

Erik Johnson logged just 8:18 of ice time on Thursday against Dallas.

He was tossed from the game early in the second period for a boarding play on Stars defenseman Johnny Oduya. Johnson got a five-minute major and a game misconduct.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 09:59:00 AM

Erik Johnson did a bit of everything during Friday's 4-3 shootout win over the Flames.

Johnson picked up his 11th goal and 25th point of the season, as well as posting two hits and five blocks during his 28:20 of ice time. That's enough to make a lot of owners very happy. He now sits one goal shy of matching his career high.
Sat, Mar 19, 2016 01:28:00 AM

Erik Johnson just continues to score, picking up his eighth goal during Sunday's 4-1 loss to Buffalo.

Last season Johnson posted 12 goals and 23 points in just 47 games, which is a fantastic rate. This season the veteran blue liner is just two points shy of matching that mark through 49 games. Proving he's still capable of maintain his roughly half-a-point per-game pace.
Sun, Feb 14, 2016 03:19:00 PM

Erik Johnson picked up a pair of helpers during Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to Dallas.

Johnson had another excellent game registering the two assists along with a pair of shots and hits, plus six blocks during his 25:24 of work. He's now up to 13 assists and 20 points in 45 games thus far.
Fri, Feb 5, 2016 12:14:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Carl Soderberg
3Mikhail Grigorenko
4John Mitchell
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Rene Bourque
3Matthew Nieto
4Joe Colborne
5Andreas Martinsen
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Mikko Rantanen
3Jarome Iginla
4Blake Comeau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Nikita Zadorov
3Francois Beauchemin
4Patrick Wiercioch
5Mark Barberio
6Fedor Tyutin
7Cody Goloubef
G1Calvin Pickard
2Jeremy Smith
3Semyon Varlamov