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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 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. Oct 18 - 11:47 AM
Source: Denver Post

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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
Sep 27 - 12:06 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
May 30 - 10:59 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.
Apr 8 - 9:59 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.
Mar 19 - 1:28 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.
Feb 14 - 3:19 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.
Feb 5 - 12:14 AM

Erik Johnson will indeed play against the Sharks on Tuesday night.

Johnson has posted seven goals and 16 points with 27 PIMs, 70 hits, and 98 blocks through 41 games this season. Which makes him an easy must-play on a nightly basis.
Jan 26 - 9:43 PM

Erik Johnson's status for Tuesday's game is uncertain after he missed the morning skate because of an illness.

Johnson spent the morning back at the hotel and coach Patrick Roy didn't skate the team's potential scratches following the session. He'll probably be a game-time decision.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 26 - 4:39 PM

Erik Johnson will be back in the Colorado lineup for Saturday night's contest against Dallas.

Johnson had missed the past three weeks with a knee injury. He will once again partner with Francois Beauchemin and should be active in almost all fantasy formats.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 23 - 11:51 AM

Erik Johnson (knee) will be back in the Avalanche's lineup on Saturday.

Johnson will miss Friday's game though. That decision isn't too surprising as it prevents Johnson from having to play on back-to-back days immediately after returning from the injury. He has seven goals and 16 points in 40 contests this season.
Jan 22 - 2:35 PM

Erik Johnson (knee) hopes to play on Friday or Saturday.

Johnson took part in Thursday's practice. "I passed the conditioning test on the ice," Johnson said. "I should be ready to go any day now. ... I feel good, strong and ready to go. I hurt it (against) L.A., and we weren't sure if it was going to be a couple-of-days thing, or two-or-three-week thing. It took a little bit longer than I wanted, but fortunately the guys have been playing great and that makes it easier when they're winning to kind of make sure you're ready to go." Johnson has missed eight straight games. It wouldn't be shocking if the Avalanche decide to hold him out of Friday's game so that he doesn't have to start his return with contests on back-to-back days.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 21 - 5:05 PM

Erik Johnson (knee) took part in Wednesday's practice.

Patrick Roy noted that Johnson looked good during the practice. Johnson appears to be getting close to returning to the Avalanche's lineup. He has seven goals and 16 points in 40 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 20 - 1:51 PM

Erik Johnson (knee) may be able to return to the lineup in the next week or so.

He still hasn't gone through a full practice with the team yet, but he skated with Colorado's scratches from Monday on Tuesday afternoon. "E.J.'s doing better," coach Patrick Roy said. "I think he should be practicing with us (Wednesday) for the morning skate."
Source: Denver Post
Jan 19 - 6:01 PM

Erik Johnson did not make Colorado's two-game road trip.

He will therefore not play Saturday night against Columbus or Monday night against Winnipeg as he is still having some issues with his injured knee. Keep Johnson on reserve until further notice.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 16 - 11:46 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Matt Duchene
2Carl Soderberg
3Mikhail Grigorenko
4John Mitchell
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Joe Colborne
3Cody McLeod
4Rene Bourque
5Gabriel Bourque
6Andreas Martinsen
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Blake Comeau
4Ben Smith
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Nikita Zadorov
5Fedor Tyutin
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Eric Gelinas
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Calvin Pickard