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Erik Johnson
Erik Johnson
Defenseman  - COL
Number: 6
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 225
Shoots: Right
Born: Mar 21, 1988  (Age 28)
Birthplace: Bloomington, MN, United States
Acquired: From St. Louis, along with Jay McClement and a first-round pick (Duncan Siemens) in 2011 Entry Draft, in exchange for Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Stewart and a second-round choice (Ty Rattie) in 2011 Entry Draft, Feb. 18, 2011.
Drafted: STL / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (1st overall)
- Ranks second among Colorado defensemen with 11 goals, one shy of his career high set last year. - Is second on the club in blocked shots (195) and ice time (23:30). - Shares the team lead with two short-handed goals, the first Avalanche defenseman to tally two SHG in a season since Karlis Skrastins in 2005-06. - Set a career high with nine shots on March 24 vs. Philadelphia, the most by an Avalanche defenseman since Rob Blake had nine on March 12, 2004 at Phoenix. - Played in his 500th NHL game on Feb. 2 vs. Chicago. - Left the Jan. 4th contest due to a lower-body injury, forcing him to miss nine games. - Was placed on IR, Jan. 13 (retro to Jan. 4) and activated on Jan. 23. - Was a career-high +4 on Nov. 14 at Montreal. - Recorded his 200th NHL point on Nov. 12 at Boston.. - Opened the year by scoring in each of the first two games, Oct. 8-10, the first Avs defenseman to score a goal in each of his first two games of a season since Aaron Miller in 1996-97.

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